The Macks Center for Jewish Education administers a wide variety of grants that provide financial assistance for educators, schools, institutions and families. Each grant program has separate requirements and timelines which are listed on the grant application forms and is carefully designed to respond to important community needs such as: educator support, Jewish identity building and parenting a child with special needs.

CJE board and staff are appreciative of our funders, the Charles Crane Family Foundation, the ASSOCIATED Jewish Community Federation of Greater Baltimore and the Jill Fox Memorial Fund. We are also grateful to partner with so many community institutions to help inspire Jewish educational opportunities and fulfill vital needs.

Jewish Education Enhancement Projects (JEEP)

For institutions that do not receive an Associated allocation, to deepen the Jewish education experience and reach new learners.

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Crane Full-Time Teacher Benefit

For educators who work full time in Jewish early childhood, congregational or day schools.

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Applications for 2018-19 are no longer being accepted. Please check back in April 2020.

CJE administers funds from the Charles Crane Family Foundation for stipends to eligible full-time congregational school, early childhood and day school educators. These stipends are a gift for committing to full time teaching. Full time teaching is defined differently in each setting. Please read the letters below to see if you qualify.

Crane Professional Development Grants

Reimbursement for educators who work in Jewish schools and attend professional development experiences or for day schools to hold professional days for their staff.

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CRANE School Based Professional Development Application

Day school administrators can request and receive funding toward in-house professional development for a group of faculty. The maximum annual allocation per school is $6000.

This grant is for day schools only. Congregational schools can access funding through the Congregational School Professional Development Grant.

Congregational School Professional Development Grant

Resources for professional development programming in congregational schools.

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The Jill Fox Memorial Fund

For health-care related costs:  families impacted by mental health concerns, autism spectrum disorders or childhood obesity.

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Community Fund for Israel Experiences

Scholarships for students graduating 8th grade through graduating high school seniors to have an experience in Israel.

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STARS (Student Testing Assistance Referrals & Support)

Reimbursement for specialized educational or other testing to support day school students.

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Access-Interpreter

Grants are available for sign language interpreter expenses for eligible Jewish community,school events and supporting the captioning of Jewish videos.

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