Better Together Grants

Applications due: August 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm EDT

Join the Better Together movement! 

Who said senior citizens and teens/tweens have nothing in common? Help teens in your community learn from the wisdom of elders, and give senior citizens a chance to forge new connections. Apply for a $10,000 Better Together grant and strengthen your community. (Preview application here

Join us for a webinar Tuesday, August 16 at 1PM EDT to learn more about Better Together. Questions? Email

Who Is Eligible For A Grant?

Jewish day schools, congregational school programs, Hebrew high school programs, youth group programs, and JCCs are all eligible. 

Requirements of Grant Recipients:

  • A 2:1 ratio of students to seniors, with a 10-student minimum 

  • Minimum of 8 training/education sessions for students rooted in Jewish values and text 

  • Minimum of 8 thoughtfully planned, Jewish-themed visits with senior citizens during the school year

  • Reporting on semester and year-end progress 

  • Culminating school event for students and seniors

  • Better Together presentations at end of year events in the school and community

  • Participation in the national Better2Write Writing Contest

  • Supervision of a teacher or administrator (e.g., a Director of Student Activities, Guidance Counselor, Youth Group Leader, Hillel Professional, etc.)

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