Kolot

kolot
Amount:
$150,000
Year:
2013
Field of Interest:
Jewish Identity
Program Name:
Seven Pillars Jewish Identity Program
Grant Type:
Israel
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1997, Kolot seeks to expose Israeli leaders from all religious backgrounds to the importance of tikkun olam through the study of Jewish texts.  Its purpose is to increase Jewish literacy, allowing for teachings from the Torah to be relevant to modern day life.  At the core of Kolot’s philosophy is the belief that Torah study provides the impetus to create a cultural-social debate that is pluralistic, current and relevant.  Kolot has 1,800 graduates and close to 500 participants annually from cultural, academic, medical, public service, military, government and business backgrounds.

GRANT PURPOSE

Engage approximately 250 young influential leaders per year in an intensive study program built to strengthen their Jewish identity, guide their personal and professional lives, and provide them with the tools to impart the Jewish values learned on their constituents.