Through this fund Yesod supports Jewish community professionals and educators in Europe to develop their professional skills and Jewish fluency (Jewish knowledge, understanding and how to apply it in your work). We are committed to supporting the creation of vibrant, meaningful, Jewish life through strong communities driven by inspired and engaged individuals.^ Back to top
Funds from $250 (USD) – $2,000 (USD) will be awarded, on a one-time basis, for successful applications from eligible individuals. The funds must be spent within 8 months of receiving fund confirmation from Yesod. Funds will be paid directly to the organization, trainer or coach providing the professional development service. Money will not be given directly to the applicant.
Before applying to the Professional Development Fund, we encourage you to have a consultation with Professional Development Manager, Colin Bulka, to discuss your own or your team’s development needs and next steps. Colin can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org^ Back to top
Funds will be awarded to Jewish community professionals and educators who:
Work in a paid, professional capacity for 16 hours a week or more, in Jewish organizations of all types, that work with, and to develop, Jewish communities. This could include, but is not limited to youth organizations, Jewish Community Centres (JCCs), synagogues, schools, welfare and cultural organizations.
Funds can be used for one-to-one learning or group courses, either online or in-person. There are several types of professional development that will be considered within the terms of this fund:
Support for a training course taking place physically in a different country may also be subject to restrictions due to Covid 19. If you are considering a request to train abroad, please discuss this with our Professional Development Manager.
Support for physical travel between countries is currently on hold due to Covid 19. We will update the website when the situation changes. You may still apply for a peer visit but, if approved, it would only be able to take place when we resume support for travel.
Deadlines are as follows. Applicants will be contacted with a decision approximately 4 – 6 weeks after the deadline.
Please note: As part of our decision making process, Yesod’s Professional Development Manager may contact you to talk through your application in more detail and to ask additional questions.
31 January 2021/ 31 March 2021 / 31 May 2021 / 31 July 2021 / 30 September 2021 / 30 November 2021