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Jewish University

Organization: JCC of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Grant Year: 2016

Project Director: Jeffrey Metz

Type of Grant: Ignition

Grant Amount: $20,000 (1 year)


To support and expand the newly created Jewish University (JU), encompassing a thematic, artistic, and cultural approach to Jewish education. The program aims to engage and connect people in meaningful lifelong Jewish learning to increase Jewish identity and a sense of community in Southern Nevada.

Through this grant, the JCC of Southern Nevada (JCCSN) will:

  • Increase the staff support for JU, to create necessary systems and processes and to institutionalize the program
  • Significantly expand the JU marketing program, enabling JCCSN to reach segments of the community to date untouched by traditional outreach methods
  • Add special events featuring high-profile, paid lecturers or educators to raise the visibility and cachet of the program in the community.
  • JU will continue to leverage partnerships with the broad range of organizations that already lend their professional and lay leaders as faculty and provide recruitment support and credibility to the program.
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