Generations, is a cohort based program designed to transform the way schools fund their budgets by soliciting endowment and legacy gifts, is for schools looking to secure their long-term future.  With fundraising coaching customized for each school and incentive grants to reach campaign goals, schools will build their endowment funds—and provide an insurance policy for our Jewish future. Generations leverages the cumulative learning, experience, and results from four distinguished programs: the PEJE Legacy Pilot Program, the Camp Legacy Program for the Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy, San Diego’s Create a Jewish Legacy©, and the MetroWest (New Jersey) Day School Campaign.

Governance and Fundraising Academy (GFA)

GFA is a cohort based program that boosts a school’s financial sustainability by making sure that a solid governance and fundraising program is in place and is built on effective strategies for annual campaign planning, donor rating and assignment; moves management planning and execution, and donor cultivation techniques.


Designed to provide Jewish day schools with the knowledge and skills that will bolster their recruitment and retention efforts, schools benefit from 1) a comprehensive assessment of current school recruitment and retention practices; 2) a convening of teams of school professionals and lay leaders learning from leading independent and Jewish day school recruitment and retention experts and peers from other schools; and 3) coaching support to help create and implement a concrete, long-term plan towards enhancing recruitment and retention.

Day School Engagement and Enrollment Initiative (DSEE)

DSEE provides matching grants and professional development to day schools and their local PJ Library chapter to run Jewish engagement programs for young families.  The goals of DSEE are two-fold: bringing new families into the orbit of the school to ultimately increase enrollment and creating engagement hubs for the broader Jewish community at day schools. DSEE is a partnership between Prizmah, PJ Library (The Harold Grinspoon Foundation) and the AVI CHAI Foundation.

Subject and Role Specific Prizmah Gatherings

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