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Grant Announcement 2018-2019

B’nai B’rith Educators Unit, Charter No. 5290 is funding grants, up to $1000.00, in support of the instructional program at schools. The purpose is to provide students with opportunities and/or materials not available within the confines of school budgets. This can include, but is not inclusive of, trips, bus rentals, admission fees, special projects, theater programs, enrichment activities, guest speakers, etc. All grants should foster the teaching of tolerance, diversity, equity, inclusivity and personal and group positive relations.

Applicants should complete the application form using Microsoft Word and email the completed form to Betty Klear,, for review by our grant committee. Applications should be submitted no later than December 1, 2018 and are intended for this school year only. Notification of awards will be made by email to applicant and administrator.

Grants may be partially or fully funded as determined by the grant committee. Each applicant will be responsible to submit receipts for monies spent and to submit samples of before and after activities within two weeks following the trip, project end, etc. but no later than May 1, 2019.

 GRANTS AWARDED 2018-2019·

It is the goal of B'nai B'rith Educators to provide opportunities for student activities that are not covered by a school's budget and provides unique opportunities for students to learn beyond and in keeping with the curriculum. In keeping with this goal, the Grant Committee is pleased to announce funding for the following grants to schools.        

  • Northeast High School - Cultural Exchange Program between Tadeusz Kosciusko HS #4, Torun, Poland, and Northeast High School, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    For the 11th year, Polish and American students from Northeast High School will spend three days traveling to Krakow, Poland, visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. There students will learn first hand about the Holocaust and it’s lasting impact on humanity.
  • Fox Chase School – Omega Man Presentation 

      The main goal of the assembly program is to promote positive choices and to move students’ hearts and minds to contemplate positive change and new direction for their lives. Omegaman & Friends assembly program would support our school’s current efforts to teach tolerance, equity, acceptance and inclusivity by bringing the excitement and enthusiasm to students, impacted by strong, practical and a fun filled message of character education, motivation, inspiration and hope. 

  • World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Liaison to Bodine High School for International Affairs - 37th Annual International Day                     
    International Day brings Bodine’s entire student body, faculty, and both family and community members together to celebrate the school’s diversity in an educational setting.  For the 2017-18 academic year, the Council seeks to deepen the academic integrity of International Day by providing essential resources for student-led workshops and reincorporating professional cultural groups from the Philadelphia-area, allowing the student body to more deeply examine a range of issues and values The grant funds offset the costs of materials needed to supplement the content in student-led workshops and to provide honorariums for professionals from various organizations to conduct workshops. 
  • Greenberg School - Integrated Novel Unit About the Holocaust

      In this unit, students develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, while learning about this critical time in world history and learning about hate, propaganda, empathy, tolerance, and equity. The graphic novel Maus Part 1, by Art Spiegelman, is the centerpiece of this unit. Students love reading this book. Reluctant readers are interested in it because the graphic novel is not a form they usually see in school. The grant funds cover the costs of a classroom set of books.