Jerusalem U

Jerusalem U
Program Name: 
Step Up For Israel
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Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
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Field of Interest: 
Israel Advocacy
Grant Purpose: 

Step Up For Israel  is a multifaceted film-based Israel education program that works to engage thousands of high school and college students, teachers, and the entire community in developing a strong relationship with Israel and the Jewish community.


Founded in 2009, Jerusalem U works to emotionally and intellectually connect young Jews  to Israel, Judaism, and the Jewish people through its award-winning documentary films and shorts, digital distribution strategies, film-based experiential events, and professional development.

Grant Quote: 

"Thanks to The Foundation's generous support, Jerusalem U will partner with LA schools and organizations to inspire and educate more young Jews through our powerful films and educational materials."
-Rabbi Raphael Shore, Founder & CEO, Jerusalem U