Our core values guide the way we approach philanthropy and our grant making process. These values include:
We look for and create new approaches and ripe opportunities to strengthen the Jewish people. We take calculated risks and ask challenging questions, reinvigorating, rethinking and improving.
We are deeply committed to initiatives that impact how future generations will sustain Jewish values, literacy, and practice. We believe that building real knowledge—deep understanding—of Judaism's foundational teachings will inspire, sustain, and grow the Jewish people.
In recognition of today’s evolving Jewish world, we take an inclusive approach to our philanthropic efforts. We believe in building a vibrant and meaningful Judaism for all Jews—regardless of how one identifies or practices—that provides both inspiration and wisdom.
We work with partners who share our commitment to inspire, educate and strengthen Jewish individuals and communities. We often partner with other foundations and philanthropic families in order to deepen our thinking and in order to maximize impact. This collective approach extends to how we work with our beneficiaries as well. We recognize that our impact is only as great as the quality of the individuals and organizations doing the actual work. We work closely with beneficiaries to help them think more strategically and act more boldly.