JHHS Launches Grant Program for Jewish Community

[by Phyllis Shaikun]

Since Jewish Hospital’s founding in 1903, the Jewish community has steadfastly nurtured and provided for its growth and development into a premier medical center recognized for innovative research, landmark surgical breakthroughs and premier rehabilitation services. In grateful appreciation for the Jewish community’s enduring loyalty to the organization, Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services (JHHS), the parent company of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, remains committed to continuing its long-term support of the Louisville Jewish community.

“We are pleased to announce that the JHHS board has created a funding program, the JHHS Louisville Jewish Community Excellence Grants, designed to provide programmatic support and grants for small capital projects to charitable organizations in the Louisville region that benefit the Jewish community,” said Dr. Gerald D. Temes, chairperson of the JHHS Board of Director. “The grants,” he explained, “are for programming in the areas of Jewish Culture/Identity; Health; Human Services and Education.”

Excluded from consideration are requests from individuals; organizations outside the Louisville region; political organizations and organizations seeking multi-year support.

Debra Friedman, Chairperson of the JHHS Louisville Jewish Community Excellence Grants Committee, said requests for the grants must be submitted in writing on an application form available online at www.jhsmh.org or by calling 587-4230.


Applications will be reviewed quarterly by a committee of JHHS Board Members appointed by the Board Chairperson and must be received by January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, to be considered for the following quarter. Completed applications will be judged on the merit of the material submitted.

All applicants will be notified in writing about final funding decisions. Note: Grant benefits might differ from the amount requested. Funding Committee decisions are final.

“We hope you share our excitement and gratitude to the JHHS Board for this new initiative,” said Friedman. “I encourage Jewish community schools, agencies, organizations and houses of worship that are as committed as we are to the success of the Jewish community to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to secure program funding. This unique effort will continue to enhance our Jewish community L’dor vador, from generation to generation.”

For more information about the JHHS Louisville Jewish Community Excellence grants, please call Lisa Miller at 587-4230.

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