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Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education

Temple Emanu-El is soliciting proposals from partner organizations to support the experience and education of art in its various forms, giving priority to both activities within the Temple and those that reach out to the broader Jewish community in Toronto.  This could be through presentation of works, public talks and other experiences that promote the appreciation and support of the arts.

The Judy Dan Fund will provide up to $20,000 per annum in support of these activities.

We are now soliciting proposals for programs for the year starting July 1, 2017.  

Application Process

We are requesting a short proposal (no more than 2 pages) addressed to Temple Emanu-El Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education. The proposal should be emailed to JudyDanFund@TempleEmanuEl.ca  or delivered to the office

The deadline for applications is May 5, 2017.

Adjudication Criteria

  1. The innovative nature and overall quality of the proposed program.
  2. The effectiveness of the program in reaching out to the intended Jewish audience, and the track record of the organization in mounting successful events.
  3. The expected impact of the program in supporting the expression and appreciation of the arts, and the educational merits of the program.

A panel, consisting of Rabbi Landsberg, the Temple president or designate, a representative of the donor family and another member of the congregation will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors. 

Terms of the Funding Award

The Temple will provide the requested funding to the successful organization as soon as confirmation is provided of the arrangements with a completed memorandum of agreement between the applicant and Temple Emanu-El.

The award(s) normally would be announced by June 15, 2017.


The Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education was established in 1995
by the Dan Family
in memory of Leslie’s wife Judy