The YES Fund trains future leaders of Reform Judaism by providing scholarships for rabbinical and cantorial students at HUC-JIR’s four campuses, Leo Baeck College in London, the Ibero-American Institute for Reform Rabbinical Education (IIFRR) in Buenos Aires, and Geiger College in Berlin.
Support of youth is among the YES Fund’s proudest achievements. WRJ founded and continues to support NFTY, as well as URJ Camps and Israel programs, where our youth build friendships, establish strong Jewish identities, and develop leadership skills. The YES Fund was among the initial donors of the URJ Campaign for Youth Engagement (CYE) when it launched in 2011 and continues to support programs that engage and inspire Reform Jewish youth.
The YES Fund also provides annual support to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), helping to fund an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant, who advocates for Jewish values and social justice.
The YES Fund’s reach is global, providing support for the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) and its programs around the world. The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) receives funding to continue the struggle for religious pluralism in Israel.
From establishing Reform institutions and training clergy to supporting youth around the world, the YES Fund has helped strengthen and grow Reform Judaism for 100 years.
For more information on the YES Fund and how you/ your sisterhood can help, please contact WRJ Manager of Philanthropy Shari Schulner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.650.4072.