The Good People Fund (www.goodpeoplefund.org), a non-profit, Tzedakah initiative deeply rooted in the work of Tikkun Olam in the US and Israel, has announced a new fellowship program in partnership with the national education consortium NewCAJE, in which participants spend a year focused on merging Jewish education strategies with service-learning and social action tactics. The Good People Fund NewCAJE 2015 Fellowship Program includes three $700 scholarships. Jewish educators, full or part-time, in the field of Jewish education for 5-8 years are eligible to apply through May 26, 2015 at https://goodpeoplefund.wufoo.com/forms/good-people-fund-fellowship-at-newcaje/
“Through a targeted year-long program, this new fellowship opportunity was created to enhance and support the work of Jewish educators who are focused on service-learning, tzedakah or social action content in their settings,” explains Robyn Faintich, The Good People Fund’s Education Consultant. “We are looking forward to combining the launch of the fellowship with the annual NewCAJE conference which emphasizes the sharing of information, learning new Jewish education techniques, and sharing problem solutions.”
The fellowship begins with a series of sessions led by Faintich and Rabbi Steven Bayar. The sessions will focus on the building blocks of service-learning and goals and strategies of volunteerism and social action. Additional sessions focus on the Good People Fund Grab ‘n’ Go Lessons- modular curriculum guides, which provide educators with an all-encompassing lesson which includes everything from set induction activities to text study to hands-on application. The Grab ‘n’ Go Lessons are each centered around a Good People Fund grantee and the passionate work they do to improve the world. The lessons are designed so educators can easily adapt them for a variety of learning settings. Fellows will utilize these and other Good People Fund education tools through the year. Following the conference, the fellowship will continue through a series of web-based meetings.
Full details of the fellowship program can be found at https://goodpeoplefund.wufoo.com/forms/good-people-fund-fellowship-at-newcaje/
Founded in 2008, The Good People Fund, inspired by the concept of Tikkun Olam repairing the world, responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation, primarily in the United States and Israel. We provide financial support and management guidance for small to medium grassroots efforts. Our grant recipients are leading their non-profits with annual budgets under $500,000 and no professional development staff but are driven and determined to make a difference in their communities. With its guiding philosophy that small actions can have huge impacts and its emphasis on the personal connection, the GPF has raised and granted more than $6 million dollars since its inception in 2008. For more information on The Good People Fund or how you can support its grantees and their efforts, visit https://www.goodpeoplefund.org.
NewCAJE is a pluralistic organization that brings together all settings of Jewish education; welcomes anyone involved in the transmission of Jewish culture, custom and belief; includes people in all job descriptions in the field including both professional and lay leaders; advocates for Jewish education and for Jewish teachers; and is a forum where new ideas are explored, new talent welcomed, and a multitude of ideas and resources shared. More information on NewCAJE can be found at http://www.newcaje.org
Contact: Rachel Litcofsky 508-314-4304 | Rachel@goodpeoplefund.org