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Weinstein JCC Receives Israel Engagement Grant

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The Weinstein JCC is proud to announce its receipt of a significant grant from the JCC Association of North America in collaboration with Israel’s Ministry for Diaspora Affairs.

This grant, part of the Mit-habrim | Connections initiative, totaling $7.2 million, aims to foster stronger ties between North American JCCs and Israel, especially considering recent events.

Under this initiative, the Weinstein JCC, along with nearly 100 others across 30 states and three Canadian provinces, has been awarded grants to develop programs celebrating Jewish and Israeli holidays.

These grants, named Yamim, provide seed funding for events centered around Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, and Yom HaAtzmaut, highlighting the deep connection between communities in Israel and North America.

“This historic partnership emphasizes the enduring support for Israel within the JCC Movement,” says Leah Garber, Senior Vice President of Israel Engagement at JCC Association. “Through programming and events dedicated to these significant holidays, we aim to honor the heroes and communities impacted by recent events while emphasizing the strong bonds between us.”

Mit-habrim has already made a significant impact, reaching over 40,000 participants at 190 events across 112 JCCs and partner organizations.

Supported by a $3.57 million grant from the Ministry for Diaspora Affairs, Mit-habrim underscores the importance of solidarity and connection in the face of adversity.

Israel’s Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Amichai Chikli, highlights the role of JCC Association in building meaningful connections: “JCC Association is the most effective partner to provide financial and educational resources, allowing each JCC to engage in ways that best suit the community.”

Through Mit-habrim, the Weinstein JCC and its counterparts stand united in their commitment to strengthening connections with Israel and fostering a sense of shared identity and purpose within their communities.

The Weinstein JCC is supported, in part, by a generous annual contribution, and programming grants from the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.