2018 BJH Foundation Grant Awards
BJH Foundation is proud to announce $265,000 in grant awards for 2018. This year marks the twelfth grant cycle for BJH Foundation, bringing the total to $2.4 million in grants awarded over the years.
According to Wendee Cutler, Executive Director, BJH Foundation, “Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming to say the least. Everyone needs time off to rest, rejuvenate and regain strength for the difficult task of managing a personal life and the needs of the loved one who has various struggles. BJH Foundation is aware of these needs and has focused a large percentage of the 2018 grant funds to the Health & Wellness (Case Management) programs that address these needs as well as many more.”
Jewish communities are recognized as being inclusive, welcoming, supportive havens for all people. In recent decades, the subject of mental and physical illness has become less taboo. Times continue to change for the better and communities are awakening to the needs for support of those suffering. This may include the individual with the special need or the family member tending to their needs.
The feeling of isolation can be especially hard on family members suffering, as well as those caring for these beloved individuals. Some people or family members may suffer from various aspects of mental and or physical health needs that are not discussed openly. The family care provider needs as much support as the individual with the special need. Finally, the secret is coming out of the box.
Many communities have started programs that help with these issues and various organizations provide many acts of Mitzvot. Often, the program is hosted by a Jewish Family Service, Temple or Synagogue. For the care provider, it opens the door to share their experiences, gain perspective and hopefully receive needed support and help in managing the entire situation.
The grants provided by BJH Foundation serve North and South Carolina in support of Jewish adults.
Do you recognize some of the 2018 recipients and their programs?
2018 BJH Foundation Grant Recipients
Asheville Jewish Community Center, Asheville – Making Jewish Connections with Isolated Jewish Seniors through Shabbat and Other Jewish Holidays
Jewish Family Services of WNC, Asheville – Case Management
Elder Club Group Respite – Asheville
Elder Club Group Respite – Hendersonville
Mental Health Services
Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro – Vatikim
Creative Aging Network – NC, Greensboro – Fostering a Creative Community of Jewish Elders
Jewish Family Services, Greensboro – Congregational Nurse
Enhancing Social Work and Case Management
Enhancing Volunteer Services for Older Adults
Temple Emanuel, Greensboro – Friendship Circle
Temple Emanuel, Winston-Salem – L’Dor V’Dor: Multi-generational Programs with Seniors
Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, Charlotte – Case Management for Jewish in Greater Charlotte
Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center, Charlotte – 50+ Holistic Wellness Program
Temple Beth El, Charlotte – S.P.I.C.E. (Special Programs of Interest and Concern for Elders)
Temple Kol Tikvah of Lake Norman, Davidson – You Belong Here – An Emerging Jewish Center for Senior Programing
Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill, Durham – Jewish Family Services Mitzvah Corp
Jewish Family Services Project Kavod
Beth Israel Congregation, Fayetteville – Shabbat Spiritual Lyft
Temple B’nai Sholem, New Bern – Sunshine, Pastoral Care and Beyond
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center, Raleigh – JCC Travels (Group Transportation for Seniors) Socialization Programs for Seniors
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services, Raleigh – JFSGO Senior Transportation Services
Senior Connections (Geriatric Case Management)
Temple Beth Or, Raleigh – Staying in Touch – Fellowship Programs for Jewish Seniors
Brith Sholom Beth Israel, Charleston – Senior Outreach 2018
Charleston Jewish Family Services, Charleston – Senior Outreach Initiative
Beth Shalom Synagogue, Columbia – Tuesdays with Friends Senior Lunch & Social
Jewish Family Services, Columbia – Senior Transportation Network
Temple Emanu-El, Myrtle Beach, SC- Enhancing the Religious and Cultural Experience for “Seniors by the Sea”
BJH Foundation funds programs helping improve lives of Jewish adults while connecting people with needed services. Many times Jewish adults with varying degrees of mental and or physical health issues benefit from BJH Foundation grants awarded throughout North and South Carolina.