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The Kohelet Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Kohelet Foundation

822 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 201

Narbeth, PA United States 19072-1937

Telephone: (484) 278-1328


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $1,835,532

Total giving: $2,014,266





Additional Contact Information

E-mail address for Nancy Bonner:


Established in PA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the healthy development of Jewish identity and the observance of Jewish laws and traditions. The foundation's interests are to: 1) promote access to Jewish education at all levels as the path to cultivating a strong Jewish identity; 2) ease the financial obstacles to families committed to day school education; 3) reinforce the value of family learning to strengthen the impact of Jewish day school education; 4) unify the educational messages at school and at home so that Jewish living and learning are fortified; and 5) inspire life-long learning and the conviction that the Jewish person's pursuit of learning, questioning and refining is never complete. .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Kohelet Fellowships

This two-year Jewish learning experience focuses on parents of Jewish day school students, welcoming them to: 1) study Jewish texts, either in classes or one-on-one; 2) participate in community learning events; and 3) explore the lessons and values with their families. The fellows receive tuition breaks from their schools, funded by the foundation and its partners as a grant to each school .

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of the renovation of a building to be used as a school for Jewish education.

The Jewish Day School Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia

The foundation and the Jewish schools in Greater Philadelphia are working together as a team to maximize the impact of current and new resources to the day school community in the form of joint academic and non-academic programs and funding. The initiatives focus on 4 main areas: 1) Educational Programming, which provides an alternative high school experience for students with profound learning differences, within Kosloff Torah Academy and Kohelet Yeshiva High School; 2) Financial Efficiency, which offers a limited number of tuition grants and scholarships to Jewish day school students; 3) Professional Development, which offers intensive professional development programs for all teachers region-wide; and 4) Core Excellence Services, which offers student services that are typically found only in the nation’s best school districts .

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Judaism
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Jewish people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $1,835,532 (market value)

Gifts received: $4,615,000

Expenditures: $3,518,950

Total giving: $2,014,266

Qualifying distributions: $3,423,109