Aleph Institute

Aleph Institute
Program Name: 
Project Tikvah
Grant Year: 
2016
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$250,000
Interest Area: 
Vulnerable Populations
Grant Purpose: 

Project Tikvah provides intervention, support services, and alternative sentencing opportunities to hundreds of Jewish youth and young adults ages 16-32 who are at risk of being incarcerated, so that they achieve effective rehabilitation for drug abuse and health care for mental health conditions.

Description: 

Founded in 1981, The Aleph Institute provides social services to Jewish families in crisis; addresses the pressing religious, education, humanitarian, and advocacy needs of Jewish individuals in institutional environments; and implements solutions to significant issues related to the criminal justice system.

Grant Quote: 

"The Foundation’s trail blazing support will translate into countless precious young lives being transformed in a very meaningful way. The hope and relief that The Foundation is providing - through its generosity and partnership - to young adolescents who are in (or facing) prison due to addiction and/or mental illness, and their families, is priceless!"
-Rabbi Zvi Boyarsky, Director of Constitutional Advocacy, Aleph Institute