Jewish Learning Fund

Next closing date: 2 August 2021 See below for future closing dates

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Yesod supports Jewish community professionals and educators in Europe in gaining knowledge and skills to feel confident expressing Jewish language and values throughout their community work. We are committed to supporting the creation of vibrant, meaningful, Jewish life through strong communities driven by Jewishly inspired and engaged individuals. Funds from $250 (USD) – $2,000 (USD) will be awarded for successful applications from eligible individuals and small groups.

Before applying to the Jewish Learning Fund, we encourage you to have a consultation with Jewish Learning Director, David Levin-Kruss, to discuss your own or your team’s Jewish learning needs and next steps. David can be reached at

For skills development support through coaching or training courses that are not related to Jewish learning, please visit our Professional Development Fund for more details and to arrange a consultation

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You can apply for funds in the following categories:

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Funds will be awarded to Jewish community professionals and freelance educators who:

Funds will not be granted for learning opportunities that have already taken place, already been paid for or for those that are already supported in other ways by Yesod’s partner organisations.

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Within 30 days of completing the professional development opportunity you will be required to submit a short report describing the course of study, a summary of what Jewish learning you have completed, how this has impacted you directly and how this will impact your work in the future.

Payment will be made for an agreed US Dollar amount and paid in local currency via wire transfer. Funds will be paid directly to the organization, trainer or coach providing the Jewish learning service. Money will not be given directly to the applicant.

The funds must be spent within 8 months of receiving fund confirmation from Yesod.

Applicants will be contacted with a decision approximately 4 – 6 weeks after the closing date.

Please note: As part of our decision-making process, Yesod’s Jewish Learning Director will be in touch to schedule a conversation to discuss your application in more detail and to ask additional questions.

Important:  Support for physical travel between countries is currently on hold due to Covid-19. We will update the website when the situation changes.

For more information please contact us at

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Closing dates are as follows:

2 August 2021 / 30 September 2021 / 8 December 2021 / 31 January 2022 / 31 March 2022 / 31 May 2022

Read the guidelines carefully and ensure that you are eligible.

Apply using the online application form.

If you are applying for more than one person, please use this form.

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