Builders of Jewish Education

Builders of Jewish Education
Program Name: 
Jewish Education Customer Relations Management Program
Grant Year: 
2006
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$130,000
Interest Area: 
Youth
Grant Purpose: 

Encourage an increased number of Jewish families accessing formal and informal Jewish educational opportunities for their children.

Description: 

Founded in 1937, Builders of Jewish Education works to support and enhance Jewish educational experiences, from early childhood through high school, across the full Jewish, religious, and cultural spectrum.

The Jewish Education Customer Relations Management Program helps Jewish families identify formal and informal Jewish educational opportunities for their children. BJE enhanced its website to match Jewish families to educational opportunities; employed a new customer relations management software system that links to the website; and built a cadre of peer ambassadors to connect customers to appropriate educational opportunities. As a result, Jewish families, including those not currently engaged in Jewish education, have access to a comprehensive, reliable resource to locate a spectrum of educational opportunities that meet their needs and interests.

Grant Quote: 

"Leveraging our funding through a partnership with The Foundation was one of our strategic goals. Our funding partnership makes the likelihood of success for BJE that much greater."

-Brian Shirken, Founding General Partner, Jewish Venture Philanthropy