New Mexico Jewish Federation Announces Grants to Degel Menashe
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
(December 17) Just in time for a Hanukkah gift, the Jewish Federation of New Mexico has awarded Degel Menashe with grants for its activities in four different areas. The awards, announced by Federation Executive Director Rob Lennick, were announced at a Federation board meeting in Albuquerque held on December 9.
Although New Mexico has a small Jewish population of approximately 25,000, its community has been a disproportionately generous one. In 2019-2020, it dispensed $325,00 in grant money to a wide variety of Jewish organizations and causes, and its willingness to continue its financial support for Degel Menashe in a year of pandemic in which there is so much need everywhere is a sign of its deep commitment to the B’nei Menashe community.
The grants, totaling $8,700, were given for Degel Menashe’s B’nei Menashe Music Heritage Project, for an Academic and Vocational Counseling Project in Israel, for development of our Website, and for a program of subsidizing Middle and High School Education for B’nei Menashe children in Manipur. We thank the Jewish Federation of New Mexico and assure it that we will use the money well.