Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Two Mandel foundations have awarded a total of nearly $400,000 in grants to the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

The Cleveland-based entities making the awards are the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Supporting Foundations.

According to an AJA news release, a $250,000 grant has been awarded to establish the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Fellowship at the AJA. An additional grant of nearly $140,000 will provide funding for digitization of AJA archives and records documenting Foundation work through two 1980s initiatives: the Commission on Jewish Education in North America and the Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education.

“The AJA is exceedingly proud to be able to offer the new Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Fellowship, which will draw attention to the Foundation’s extraordinary contributions to Jewish education and Jewish communal leadership,” said Gary P. Zola, executive director of the AJA.

“We are so very pleased and honored to entrust the care and preservation of our records to the American Jewish Archives so that the collection can be easily accessed by scholars, students and researchers throughout the world,” said Morton Mandel, chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation.

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