RJCF - Russian Jewish Community Foundation

Click here to apply for RJCF Grants 2015


RJCF Grants in 2014

Programs in Israel

A scholarship for three former IDF combat soldiers, who otherwise cannot afford a higher education.
       RJCF participates in the Friends Of Israel Defence Forces project; its motto: "Their job is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them."
       Please read the letters from our soldiers!

        Matched by Zionist House

Sponsoring and organizing an annual Boston-Sderot Summer Camp for 65 children of Sderot helped by 10 concelors from Boston. Learn more about this project on the Sderot Journal page .


Programs in the Greater Boston Area

Center Makor - “Celebrate Jewish Life” to create through series of different cultural events related to Jewish Holydays a strong feeling of belonging to Jewish community, culture and cultural heritage among Russian Jews, importance of continuation of this legacy; to open possibilities for interaction between Russian, American and Israeli parts of the Jewish community, build understanding of importance and true meaning of “Klal Isroel”.


Jewish Community Housing for Elderly - to support its CaringChoices™ program. CaringChoices is vital to enabling over 700 Russian seniors to remain in independent housing even as they face the challenges of aging. CaringChoices offers its tenants in-home personal and homemaking services; hot, nutritious kosher meals; case management; and medical escort services.


Shaloh House - Passover is one of the most meaningful and significant holidays. The Shaloh House Russian Jewish Center provides a memorable Passover experience that is spiritually uplifting as well as educational.


Hebrew Senior Life - to support HSL Jewish Life Story Program, which seeks to build future Russian-speaking Jewish leaders by providing an intergenerational learning opportunity to identify, honor, and connect with Russian-Jewish heritage.


Arlekin Players - to produce a new play called “Memorial Prayer”, based on the classics “Tevye the Milkman” by Sholem Aleichem (also known as "Fiddler on the roof"). The play will be performed in July 2014.


Aleph Club - library - for series of lectures and seminars on Jewish culture and history


The Massachusetts Club of Russian-Speaking Scientists - to support Club activities such as continuous Jewish education and self-identification through the lectures about prominent Jewish scientists (physicists, philosophers, historians), politicians, writers, musicians, etc.