Talmud Torah Meyuchad


The 2019-20 school year application process is now open.  Please read the instructions on this page and click here to apply.


The Talmud Torah Meyuchad grant provides supplemental financial assistance to religious school programs serving children with individualized learning and special needs.  The grant is designed to serve as the community’s contribution toward supporting these services and is to be part of a total financial and service support system partnership among schools, synagogues, parents/families and the community.  The grant is to be used to partially support the added services, staffing or materials that will enhance student’s ability to benefit from the religious school program.



Children appropriate for these grants are those who meet all of the following criteria:


In grades K through 12, or ages 5 to 18 (approx.)


Are enrolled in a supplementary religious school program or who would be enrolled if special services were available.


Children who have an IEP (Individual Educational Plan or Section 504 Plan) in their public school setting (i.e.: those children with moderate to severe needs for whom an intervention such as an aide, tutor, or interpreter will enable the child to benefit from the religious school program.)

Talmud Torah Meyuchad is made possible thanks to the following endowments at the Jewish Foundation:

  •   David Kaplan Memorial Fund for the Jewish Education of Children with Special Needs

  •   Esther Krevit & Andrea Krevit Ross Fund for the benefit of Special Needs Children

  •   Shirley & Irving Kroopnick Fund for Talmud Torah Meyuchad

  •   Esther S. & David A. Lipman Fund for Jewish Education

  •   Milton & Beatrice Smirnoff Fund for Children with Special Needs

  •   Special Education Needs Fund


To all applicants, please give written responses that adders the criteria listed above.


Kindly respond by close of business on Friday, September 6, 2019.


If you have any questions, please contact Judy Alperin, Chief Executive Officer: jalperin@jewishnewhaven.org