Israel Related Funds


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Gottheil (Josh Gottheil Youth to Israel Fund)         
Focus: Local Jewish youth.
Established: In 1992 by Fred and Diane Gottheil, who may serve as advisors to the Board.
Priorities: Encourage travel to Israel by local Jewish youth to further their Jewish education and identity. Originally, funds were used to match individual contributions to the Gift of Israel program. Priority is to be given to college and high school students, to applicants who participate in an organized youth program in Israel and to those who have contributed to the Gift of Israel matching funds. Maximum participant age is 22.
Distribution of income: Upon approval of written application to the CUJEF Board. Application must include a brief statement of the nature of the proposed program, date(s), responsible person, group of organization, and amount requested. Certificates for token grants (currently $100), payable after visiting Israel, are given to all B'nai Mitzvah at Sinai Temple and other Jewish Minyanim in Champaign County. For applicants to be considered, they must have the endorsement of one or more of Illini Chabad, Illini Hillel, CUJF, or Sinai Temple.


Ehud and Janie Yairi Fund for Communications Disorders at Tel Aviv University        
Focus: Department of Communication Disorders, Tel Aviv University.
Established: In 1998 by Ehud and Janie Yairi, who may serve as advisors to the Board.
Priorities: Provides for scholarships for doctoral students in the Department of Communication Disorders at Tel Aviv University. When annual income of the fund exceeds $15,000, awards may be considered for research equipment or speakers. Individual awards may be no less than $1,500. Additional award details are stipulated in the endowment indenture.
Distribution of income: Awards of funds for other purposes are made with the agreement of the Yairi family and CUJEF Board.
Note: The Yairi family has the right to move this fund to Israel if such a move would better serve the purpose of the fund. Available money not spent within two years is to revert to the principal of the fund.