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Congregation Beth Israel Receives Funding to Support Senior Programming
Sep 19, 2012
BJH Foundation for Senior Services Sets Record by Exceeding $200K in Grants for Jewish Seniors
GREENVILLE, SC - September 19, 2012 - BJH Foundation for Senior Services, based in Greensboro, N.C., recently awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 19 different programs focusing on improving the lives of Jewish seniors throughout North and South Carolina. Over the past six years, BJH Foundation has awarded more than $1,232,000 to qualifying non-profit organizations.
Since 2006, BJH Foundation has served the Jewish elderly in the Carolinas by distributing grants to non-profit organizations that provide life enhancing programs to Jewish seniors. Some of the funding for these projects supports program expenses for food, mailings, supplies, educational materials, salaries for social workers, Congregational Nurse staff, etc.
Israel will use their funding for their “It Makes a Difference” program
designed to increase activity among Congregation Beth Israel’s seniors. “It Makes a Difference” provides ongoing health, religious, social and
educational programs for senior congregants as well as those who can no
longer make their way to Congregation Beth Israel. Community events
include monthly lunch bunch, Shabbaton weekend, community Sedar,
Hanukkah party and congregational Kiddush in honor of CBI’s own
congregants who are 80 years or older. Seniors in Greenville have
limited choices for independent Jewish activity so offering this
programming encourages and supports active, independent Jewish
BJH Foundation recognizes and supports the need for quality programs that support Jewish seniors in the areas such as day care, Congregational Nurse and social worker programs, home and community services, guardianship and care management. For this reason, more than $133,000 was allocated to eight programs this year that focus on health and well-being. Two of the eight organizations received the maximum allotment of $25,000 in funding.
“This is our sixth grant cycle,” says Arthur Samet, President of BJH Foundation for Senior Services. “During these tough economic times, we are fortunate to have more funding available for the needs within these groups as a result of our investment with the Jewish Foundation of Greensboro. Our investment maintained better returns, which enabled us to allocate more money toward grants than we ever have during BJH Foundation’s history. It’s wonderful to be able to set this kind of record.”
For a complete list of the 2012 grant recipients and to learn more information about receiving grants, or how you can help, please visit www.bjhfoundation.org.
About the BJH Foundation for Senior Services
BJH Foundation for Senior Services, founded in 2006, provides grants to organizations that enhance the lives of Jewish seniors in North and South Carolina. Grants are awarded for activities, services and programs for the elderly in accordance with Jewish values and beliefs. For information on donating to BJH Foundation for Senior Services call 336-854-8400 or please visit www.bjhfoundation.org . The next grant application deadline will be April 2013.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the state.
2012 Grant Recipients from BJH Foundation for Senior Services include:
- Asheville, NC – Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina
- Charlotte, NC – Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center, Temple Beth-El
- Durham, NC – Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation
- Greensboro, NC – Jewish Family Services of Greensboro, Temple Emanuel, Beth David Synagogue
- Hendersonville, NC – Agudas Israel Congregation
- New Bern, NC – Temple B’nai Sholem
- Raleigh, NC – Temple Beth Or
- Charleston, SC – Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
- Columbia, SC – Beth Shalom Synagogue
- Greenville, SC – Congregation Beth Israel
- Hilton Head, SC – Congregation Beth Yam