Affordable Jewish Education Project
Affordable Jewish Education Project (AJE) aims to find and implement innovative and sustainable initiatives to ensure that a high-quality, affordable Jewish day school education is available to every child. We develop, partner with, invest in, and expand new and existing financial and educational initiatives in schools in an effort to establish a new model for 21st century Jewish education institutions.
The AVI CHAI Foundation
The AVI CHAI Foundation was founded in 1984 by Zalman Chaim Bernstein z”l. Since then, the foundation’s mission has been and continues to be to strengthen Judaism, Jewish literacy, and Jewish tradition wherever his foundation was to operate—North America, Israel, and the former Soviet Union—and to sustain, enlarge, and enrich Jewish commitment to the State of Israel. As the foundation’s work grew and its geographic reach broadened, Trustees and staff developed strategies appropriate to the regions in which they worked.
In North America, the focus has been to foster and nurture the energizing nucleus of the American Jewish community, by which the foundation means American Jews who are Jewishly literate, who view their lives through the lens of the Jewish religion and feel a deep connection to the world-wide Jewish people, with its center in Israel. Believing that the most effective educational vehicles to achieve this energizing nucleus are Jewish day school and overnight summer camps, the foundation has invested significantly in both fields.
The Kohelet Foundation generates and supports communal responsibility for day schools, among parents, philanthropists, and the greater Jewish community. We embrace innovative initiatives that promote academic excellence, efficiency and commitment to the Jewish day school field. We prioritize funding projects that are replicable and can serve as models for communities nationwide.