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Grants in Israel

Machanaim: an educational program at Bar-Ilan University and the Effective Management, Effective Education project

Machanaim: an educational program at Bar-Ilan University and the Effective Management, Effective Education project

Machanaim is a leading Israeli organization that provides Jewish and Israeli education for Russian-speaking Israelis in Russian.

Genesis Philanthropy Group supports one of the organization's programs, which offers Jewish Studies lessons to Russian-speaking students at Bar-Ilan University. The lessons take into account cultural characteristics of the student audience, which helps participants establish a more appropriate relationship with the material and facilitates learning.

The project is implemented in collaboration with Bar-Ilan University.

Taking into consideration the scope of work of the Machanaim organization and the importance of its tasks, Genesis Philanthropy Group has also provided funding for the organization's restructuring, aimed to increase its effectiveness. As a result, the organization’s budget deficit was significantly reduced, and the collaboration process with other educational and absorption service organizations was streamlined.

Goals of the Jewish Studies program

  • Offer Russian-speaking Israelis an opportunity to study Jewish culture in Russian.
  • Assist repatriates from the former USSR in shaping their Jewish and Israeli identity on the basis of respect for the values of Judaism and modern Israeli culture.

Goals of the effective management, effective education project

  • Increase the organization's financial and administrative effectiveness.
  • Increase the level of funding necessary to support the organization's primary goals.
  • Strengthen the organization's ties with state and local government agencies.
  • Streamline the collaboration process with other public organizations.

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Past Grants