Selected Partners & Projects

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish human rights and development organization working to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS supports more than 500 grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas that promote the rights of women, girls and LGBT people; rebuild societies torn apart by war and…

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Amplifier

Amplifier is a network of giving circles motivated by Jewish values and inspired by changemakers making a difference around the world. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah’s support is being used to prepare and disseminate educational resources to the giving circles that help them ground their philanthropy in Jewish values and sensibilities.

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Ayeka

Ayeka believes that Jewish wisdom is the vehicle for Jews to become better people, both interpersonally and spiritually. So they provide the tools to make Jewish text study a personally relevant, meaningful, life-impacting experience. Ayeka works with learners and teachers at every level, from the individual, to the parent, to rabbis and educators from all denominations, walks of life, and educational…

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BBYO

BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah is providing support for BBYO’s TLA (The Learning Ambassadors) program, a professional…

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Bend the Arc

Bend the Arc is a national organization inspired by the steadfast belief that all American Jews are compelled to create justice and opportunity for all.  Bend the Arc engages people and communities throughout the United States in creating economic opportunity and promoting social justice.  The organization invests in affordable housing, foreclosure recovery, good jobs, and…

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BibleRaps

Bible Raps is an innovative educational initiative aimed at exciting young Jewish students about Judaism and Jewish heritage, using rap and hip hop to enliven core Jewish texts. After being turned on to Torah learning while on a Livnot trip to Israel in 2006, founder Matt Bar launched Bible Raps via his participation in the…

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BimBam

BimBam (formerly G-dcast) is a new media production company that makes animations, apps, and web experiences with a mission of Jewish literacy and meaningful Jewish screen time.  With materials for educators, kids and families, teens, and adult learners, their goal is to give every Jewish child and adult the chance to learn the basics of Judaism…

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Foundation for Jewish Camp

The Foundation for Jewish Camp unifies and galvanizes the field of Jewish overnight camp and significantly increases the number of children participating in transformative summers at Jewish camp, assuring a vibrant North American Jewish community. Summers at Jewish overnight camp turn Jewish youth into spirited and engaged Jewish adults, laying the groundwork for strong Jewish…

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Hazon

Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.  Hazon effects change in three ways: transformative experiences, thought leadership, and capacity building – all with a determination to apply Jewish thought to some of the greatest challenges of the present time. Hazon serves a…

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Hillel

Hillel welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path.  During their formative college years, students are challenged…

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InterfaithFamily

InterfaithFamily is the premiere resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. They offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and their InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah has provided…

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Israel Center for Educational Innovation

The Israel Center for Educational Innovation (ICEI) helps turn around underachieving Israeli elementary schools, with high concentrations of students from the Ethiopian immigrant community. The ICEI program creates a school culture of success and high expectations. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah has provided ICEI with general operating support to continue its work helping Israeli…

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The Jewish Education Project

The Jewish Education Project (formerly BJENY-SAJES) pioneers new approaches for Jewish Education for every age.  Leveraging the success and 100 year legacy of the Board of Jewish Education New York – SAJES, The Jewish Education Project connects forward-thinking educators to powerful ideas and resources to create new models that change how, what and where people…

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Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is a network of 47 Jewish organizations working to elevate social justice to the center of Jewish life and to advance an explicitly Jewish framework in the pursuit of social justice. Roundtable members believe that Jewish social justice means addressing root causes of injustice from a Jewish perspective through organizing, advocacy,…

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Joshua Venture Group

Joshua Venture Group invests in leaders with unique ideas that they believe will significantly impact the Jewish world. Social entrepreneurs selected to participate in our Dual Investment Program receive over $100,000 in funding and support – including training, exposure and access to networks in the Jewish world – which equip them to realize their visions…

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Keshet

Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life.  Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. Keshet began as a…

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Kevah

Kevah works to catalyze, facilitate and support pluralistic study of traditional Jewish texts.  We enable adults to explore the spiritual and intellectual richness of the Jewish textual tradition in a comfortable setting.  Regardless of one’s background knowledge or level of ritual observance, study of classical Jewish texts can facilitate personal growth, build Jewish community, add…

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KOLOT

KOLOT can be described as a Beit Midrash for social action leadership. It partners with Israeli leaders to explore shared Jewish values, empowers them to create their own value-based framework for decision making and challenges them to apply these new tools in their work. Utilizing this new way of thinking, these leaders are changing the…

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Making of a Mensch

Making of a Mensch is a project of Let it Ripple.  The 10 minute film and accompanying discussion kit explore character education through the wonderful ancient Jewish teachings of Mussar. The film and materials explore the ideas and practices through through an engaging and accessible lens, reminding us all how relevant these Jewish tools are…

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Makom Hadash

Makom Hadash is a hub for the Jewish innovation community in New York, and a residency center for second-stage Jewish non-profit organizations. Combining affordable space and office services with community and opportunities to learn, socialize and collaborate, it enables its member organizations to focus more on their missions, develop more sophisticated organizational infrastructure and collaborate…

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Mayyim Hayyim

Mayyim Hayyim is an intimate center for spirituality, learning, celebration and community, an international model of Jewish creativity and vitality. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah provided support to enable Mayyim Hayyim to develop curricula and educational resources for two “post-Mikvah” populations:  converts to Judaism and newlyweds.

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Mechon Hadar

Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. Founded in 2006 by Rabbis Shai Held, Elie Kaunfer, and Ethan Tucker as an institution for intense Torah study and as an advisory for congregations and minyanim looking to reinvigorate their prayer…

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Moishe House

Moishe House, a pluralistic international organization, provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. Our innovative model trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers. http://www.moishehouse.org/ Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah provided support to enable Moishe House to pilot a new learning…

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PresenTense

PresenTense is a community of innovators and entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders, creators and educators from around the world, who employ entrepreneurship as a tool to enrich communal life, grow local economies and solve critical issues facing society. PresenTense equips passionate people with entrepreneurial skills, tools, and support networks through community-based venture accelerators, innovation workshops, and…

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RAVSAK

RAVSAK strengthens and sustains the life, leadership and learning of Jewish community day schools, ensuring a vibrant Jewish future. RAVSAK envisions a future where life in North America and beyond is enriched and elevated by generations of Jewish day school graduates who are Jewishly literate, proficient in Hebrew, profoundly connected to Israel, and actively engaged…

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Reboot

Reboot has a number of active programs that provide DIY tools for individuals and communities to explore Jewish identity and meaning. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah provided support to enable Reboot to launch its ReBar project that engages adults in reflecting on their b’nai mitzvah experiences as a spur to clarifying their present Jewish…

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Schechter Day School Network

The Schechter Day School Network is a voluntary association of Jewish day schools that identify with the Conservative movement spanning 17 states in the U.S. and 2 provinces in Canada. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah is providing support for an intensive seminar for day school Judaic studies teachers that the Network is sponsoring in…

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Shalom Hartman Institute

The Shalom Hartman Institute is a pluralistic center of research and education deepening and elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world. Through their work, they are redefining the conversation about Judaism in modernity, religious pluralism, Israeli democracy, Israel and world Jewry, and the relationship with other faith communities. Lippman Kanfer…

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Sh’ma Institute

The Sh’ma Institute is the publisher of Sh’ma Now: A Journal of Jewish Sensibilities, hosted by The Forward.  Each issue of Sh’ma Now explores one Jewish sensibility from multiple perspectives. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah is proud to support Sh’ma Now as it continues the long tradition of Sh’ma magazine, serving as a forum for diverse Jewish voices…

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Slingshot

Slingshot‘s mission is to strengthen innovation in Jewish life by developing next-generation funders and providing resources to leverage their impact in the Jewish community. To address this mission, Slingshot facilitates networks and run programs for the three central stakeholders of Jewish innovation: Next generation funders Innovative organizations Funders of Jewish innovation Since its inception, Slingshot…

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T’ruah

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights (formerly Rabbis for Human Rights-North America) is an organization of rabbis from all streams of Judaism that acts on the Jewish imperative to respect and protect the human rights of all people. T’ruah mobilizes rabbis and their communities to protect human rights in the United States, Canada, Israel,…

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UpStart

UpStart is a non-profit social venture and innovation consulting firm that partners with entrepreneurs, start-ups and established organizations to redesign the experience and expression of modern Jewish life.  Their mission is to inspire and advance innovative ideas that contribute to the continued growth and vitality of Jewish life. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah has…

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Wilderness Torah

Wilderness Torah’s mission is to awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism to nourish the connections between self, community, earth and Spirit. Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah is supporting the development and implementation of Wilderness Torah’s Training Institute, a project to share its nature-learning and community building approach.

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