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The Bernstein Family Foundation is committed to investing in people and ideas to strengthen and celebrate the greater Washington community.


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Leo M. Bernstein (1915-2008) was a Washington, D.C. real estate broker, banker and philanthropist with a keen interest in American history and a deep devotion to democracy and to democratic institutions.

The son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, he believed fervently in the American Dream—and he lived it.  He believed strongly in this country’s ideals—the values embedded in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights–and he sought to put them into practice in his own life. He took great pride in his country, and he celebrated its presidents and the opportunities it had afforded him.

Mr. Bernstein’s legacy exists not in the things he collected but in the democratic ideals he fought for and achieved for society at large: open housing, gender equality, racial and social justice. Even today, there are lessons to be learned from the life of Leo B. Bernstein, as society continues to struggle with some of the same issues he encountered during his 93 years of life.

Foundation Achievements to Date


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Years Investing in People & Ideas in Washington, D.C.


Thought leaders supported in our nation’s capital

Our 2016 – 2017 Grantees

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Grantee Activities

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C&O Canal Trust Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Trust as Park's Fundraising Partner

Potomac, Md. – The C&O Canal Trust will be hosting its Seventh Annual Park After Dark benefit, Cheers to Ten Years, on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to benefit the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP). This unique event…
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What Happened to Congress?

National Constitution Center Monday, June 19, 2017 • 6:30 P.M. In the last decade, public approval for Congress hit an all-time low. Whether by executive overreach or internal dysfunction, Congress appears to have given up some of its power. Josh…
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John Avlon: Washington's Warning to Future Generations

National Constitution Center Wednesday, June 21, 2017 • 12 P.M. Free for Members • $5 Teachers & students • $8 Non-Members John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses the first president’s momentous and prescient…
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Remember Birmingham: Civil rights and constitutional change

National Constitution Center Friday, June 16, 2017 • 12 P.M. Admission is free On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls and injuring many others. Join survivor Sarah…
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iCivics' Executive Director Louise Dube won the DVF People's Voice Award

Louise Dubé is Executive Director of iCivics. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2010, iCivics is the largest and most successful civic education resource in the country, with a goal of energizing children to get involved in their…
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Experts in the D.C. Dance community joined us for a "Dancing With the Stars" Panel

"Dancing With the Stars" is back! And Season 24 is warming up with a host of new stars and great professional partners, who are impressing viewers each week with their twists and turns on the dance floor. Some of D.C.'s experts in the dance…
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Halcyon House: Spring Arts & Entertainment Guide 2017

If you thought David Sedaris’ Billie Holiday imitation was good, wait until you hear (and see) Joey Arias. Dressed in a black sequined gown and with Lady Day’s iconic white flowers in his hair, the New York-based performance artist not only…
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Washington Post: For these artists, limited vision expanded their horizons

Sharnita “Shugg” Smoot vividly remembers the initial trauma that would lead to her transformation into an artist. It happened five years ago when she was a double major at Towson University, with a packed schedule that included cheerleading…
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PLEASE VOTE for our grantee Louise Dube at iCivics!

PLEASE VOTE for our grantee Louise Dube at iCivics!
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FRESH TALK: How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?

Artists across disciplines and around the globe are creating works in response to climate change and other environmental issues. Join a conversation examining the question: Can the arts communicate data and scientific evidence in ways that inspire…
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FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton—How can makers change the world?

Ann Hamilton, an internationally renowned visual artist and self-described maker, joins Emily Pilloton, designer, builder, and educator, to talk about the relevance of hands-on learning and how the experience of making things can inspire the…
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201 Artists You Should Remember This International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women's Day, the Huffingtonpost revived an article they initially wrote in 2016. The article is an in-depth profile of the 201 artists that should be remembered. Read the full post
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Freedom Day: April 13, 2017

National Freedom Day honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation's constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery. The National…
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The Constitution and the federal budget process

The state of the federal budget will be a hot topic of discussion as the new Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress set spending priorities in a contentious Washington environment. Here's a brief look from Constitution Daily…
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Economist Article: How to teach citizenship in schools

From The Economist: IN 2012 David Souter, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, argued that the greatest threat to American democracy was neither a foreign invasion nor a military coup, but ignorance about how government functions. “An…
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Announcing Halcyon: A New Nonprofit Organization Devoted to the Power of Human Creativity

Co-Founders Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Kate Goodall are delighted to announce the launch of Halcyon, a new public nonprofit* evolved from S&R Foundation, a private foundation that supports a diverse group of changemakers in art, science, and social…
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Preorder the New Studio Album from the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Pre-order of بيت home בית. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released Pre-order now
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iCivics was proudly named among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company

On February 13, 2017, iCivics – the civic education nonprofit founded by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – was proudly named among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company. The ranking…
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A Video Game Game Can Help Kids Make Sense Of Post-Election Chaos

Originally posted on Article By Jordan Shapiro Could video games be the cure for our political ails? In the past few months, election themed educational games by iCivics are approaching the popularity commercial games. They’ve…
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Fresh Talk For Change

Tune in to this page to watch live-streaming and recorded FRESH TALKs, the signature program series of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative. The next event will take place on March 29, 2017, FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton. View…
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Why And How We Give

By Kyle Caldwell The giving season in the last months of the year is a time when nonprofits can increase transactional gifts that may lead to relational opportunities throughout the next year. As a sector, it is important to understand how…
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WE Capital: Leveraging the Power of Female Investors

A new consortium of women investors seeks to break barriers and fund social change. Read the full article from Washington Life
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NPC Luncheon with Education Secretary John B. King

Education Secretary John B. King will appear at Oct. 19 National Press Club luncheon to discuss civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy and the role of schools in preparing students to be active citizens. Read the entire article
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Completion of the National Mall Turf Project

This fall marks the completion of the decade-long turf restoration project on the National Mall. The project successfully restored and improved 18-acres of treasured space between 3rd and 14th streets. Underneath now lies a modern marvel in…
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Confronting the 4 myths of impact investing

Editors Note: This piece was originally published on in conjunction with their Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Myth #1: You need to sacrifice profit for purpose “It’s great to invest in companies that want to create social impact,…
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Eshauna Smith Receives Honor from Washington Business Journal

Urban Alliance CEO, Eshauna Smith has been honored as one of  the 25 Women Who Mean Business by The Washington Business Journal . Each honoree is photographed holding a photo of their most inspiring mentor. Eshauna is pictured with Rubie…
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From Stanford Social Innovation Review: Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy

Research shows that grantmakers that are more connected to their grantees—those that have an ear to the ground—are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful; they are five times as likely to offer capacity-building…
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S&R Foundation's Social Enterprise: Halcyon Creatives in Georgetown

In a 18th century mansion, once believed haunted, a new life has begun in the 21st century: A local nonprofit of innovative social enterprise and entrepreneurs with global impact that is getting wide attention — with more programs and places…
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Discretionary Grantmaking: Should Your Foundation Let Members Go Solo?

Foundations typically approach most grants as a team sport, debating their merits and deciding, collectively, whether they’re likely to achieve the foundation’s goals. However, in addition to granting as a group, some foundations give their…
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WRAG Members Among 50 Corporate Leaders “Changing the World”

Fortune just released its 2016 “Change the World” roster of 50 companies addressing social and environmental challenges through their core business, which includes WRAG Members Bank of America and IBM. Fortune bases the rankings on how…
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We have to invest in the C&O Canal for future generations

The July 10 Washington Post Magazine article “C&O Canal: Man-made, but nature-ruled,” which included a beautiful photo spread of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park by H. Darr Beiser, served as a reminder of the…
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Top Ten Moments at the 2016 Jewish Teen Philanthropy Summit

Last week, nearly 100 Jewish professionals, partners, and stakeholders gathered at the Jewish Teen Philanthropy Summit in New York City. Organized by the Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN), the summit brought together the field of Jewish teen…
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The Trust for the National Mall has a new president

The Trust for the National Mall has a new president, nearly a year after Caroline Cunningham announced she was leaving the post. Catherine Townsend, a nonprofit consultant who was formerly executive director of the D.C. Public Education Fund,…
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After sod restoration, National Mall set to reopen in early 2017

The Trust for the National Mall announced on Tuesday that crews are nearing completion of the Mall's turf restoration. The project began in 2007, with the construction starting at 3rd Street, close to the Capitol building. Since then, crews…
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Kojo Nnamdi on the role of a lifetime

For nearly 20 years, Kojo Nnamdi, 70, has been the host of “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” on WAMU (88.5 FM). He lives in Washington. Your bio says before you went into radio, you were an actor. What was your best part? Read More
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Investing in Youth Pathways to Success: Addressing the Skills-Gap

A recent Brookings report estimated that 3 million young people ages 16-24, or 7.6 percent of all young people in the U.S., are disconnected from pathways to economic success, because they are either unemployed or not in school. The report…
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5 Questions for Esther Safran Foer

Esther Safran Foer, Sixth & I Synagogue’s executive director for nearly ten years recently announced that she’s stepping down in order to write a book with her son Franklin Foer, the former editor of The New Republic. Washingtonian…
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Local Professionals Talk Job Skills With Sasha Bruce Youth

More than 40 Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) staff and youth, many of whom have or are currently experiencing homelessness, had the opportunity to discuss job skills, getting through tough times and motivation with a panel of four professionals…
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S&R Foundation to offer free studio space for emerging D.C. artists

Recognizing the District’s need for studio space for artists, the S&R Foundation is offering local artists six months of free space in the Fillmore School in Georgetown. The Washington non-profit organization, which bought the building…
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S&R Foundation launches Georgetown-based pilot for 'emerging artists'

The D.C.-based nonprofit, S&R Foundation, is launching a pilot “Studios Program” at Fillmore School, which will serve as studio space for up to 10 artists pursuing independent study and individual artistic practice, according to the…
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Washington Ballet’s departing director Septime Webre named to S&R Foundation

Septime Webre, who on June 30 steps down as artistic director of the Washington Ballet, will join S&R Foundation as its artistic director, the arts foundation announced today. Webre will curate the S&R Foundation’s new performance…
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National Museum of Women in the Arts to host exhibition from Rubell Collection

Three dozen women artists explore images of the female body in a cross-generational exhibition, “No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,” coming to the National Museum of Women in the Arts this fall. Read Mo…
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Women of Washington: Martha’s Table’s Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer admits the way she found success may be cliche, but it was effective. She followed her heart to a leadership role in one of Washington’s best known and impactful non-profits, Martha’s Table. Read More
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Raising citizens: Tips to help parents teach their kids about the political process

When Kris and Rachael Lundeberg’s 9-year-old son comes to them with a political question, they do their best not to tell him their opinions. Instead, they try to present both sides of the issue by researching it with their son and showing…
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Joins Board of iCivics, Nonprofit Founded by Sandra Day O'Connor to Reinvigorate Civic Education

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Sonia Sotomayor, has joined the governing board of iCivics, the education nonprofit founded in 2009 bySandra Day O'Connor. A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative &…
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Bethesda’s CityDance receives arts program award at the White House

At the White House on Tuesday, first lady Michelle Obama doled out awards to after-school arts programs, including the DREAM program at CityDance. CityDance, a Bethesda-based dance conservatory that offers after-school programs in six Washington…
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Review: CityDance’s ‘DREAMscape’ at The Lincoln Theatre

Every so often, we witness a moment in time unabashedly good—good in its intentions, good in its ideals, good from inner core to every outer, polished extremity. CityDance’s benefit performance, DREAMscape, featuring students just as star-like…
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Trust for The National Mall Annual Benefit Luncheon

The Trust for the National Mall's Annual Benefit Luncheon has raised critical annual support over the last 9 years.  2016 marks the Centennial of the National Park Service and during this year's Annual Benefit Luncheon, we honored  this historic…

BimBam Launches Second Episode of 'Shaboom'

Non-profit BimBam (formerly G-dcast) has released the second episode of its 10-part online animated series Shaboom!, a kid-friendly cartoon that teaches everyday values with Jewish tradition, comedy, silly songs and a touch of magic. BimBam,…
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Fostering The Creative Economy

In this article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Epaminondas Farmakis discusses how the creative industries—those at the crossroads of arts, culture, business, and technology—can offer an economic jump-start for recovering economies. Read…
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Jewish Giving Needs A Broader Definition

Sharna Goldseker is the managing director of 21/64 (, a nonprofit consulting practice specializing in next generation and multigenerational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise. She is the co-author of “Next Gen Donors:…
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NCFP launches "Trends in Family Philanthropy" study

Family philanthropy’s role in the field of charitable giving has grown significantly in size and complexity over the past decade: in 2010, more than 40,000 family foundations donated over $20 billion according to the Foundation Center, representing…
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Developing Resilient Global Leaders

To create lifelong global leaders, organizations need to help young people practice resiliency, reflection, and vulnerability. - See more at:
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Disruption For Good

Rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative, transparent, and democratic. See more at:
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Sasha Bruce Unveils 3-year Strategic Plan

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Board and Staff recently completed their first-ever strategic plan. With the expert assistance of Compass, Sash Bruce outlined the strategic objectives for the next 3 years. Read the report here.
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Experience Landmark Music Festival

The inaugural Landmark Music Festival in Washington, D.C. comes from the founders of Lollapalooza. Now the West Potomac Park event has announced who's playing on which days. Here's what you can expect from the five-stage fiesta featuring…
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2239's Metro Minyan Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah: 2239 Service This service, which is for our 2239 young professionals auxiliary, is led by Rabbi Miller and song leader Noah Solomon. Registration for our High Holy Day services is not open yet. Check for registration…

Suggested Reading


When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough: The Search for a Life That Matters

With the same compassion and wisdom that powered his phenomenal bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner addresses a need that is universal and timeless -- the wish for a meaningful life. Why is it that, after attaining…
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Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World

From Amazon: The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception--from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games…
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Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance Is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

From Amazon: “Despite social and economic advances around the world, poverty and disease persist, exacerbated by the mounting challenges of climate change, natural disasters, political conflict, mass migration, and economic inequality.…
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The Philanthropy Reader

From Amazon: “Philanthropy is both timeless and timely. Ancient Romans, Medieval aristocrats, and Victorian industrialists engaged in philanthropy, as do modern-day Chinese billionaires, South African activists, and Brazilian nuns. Today,…
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We Are Sew Powerful: How A Global Community Of Seamstresses Is Changing Zambia One Girl At A Time

From Amazon: “Jason and Cinnamon Miles take you on a riveting journey around the world as they meet seamstresses and launch their struggle to help widows and orphans have a better life. From Romania, to Honduras, to Zambia - discover the…
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Data Driven Non-Profits

From Amazon: “Big Data is completely transforming how companies drive their decision making, but many nonprofit organizations are unprepared to make the most of this opportunity. Nonprofit organizations are vital to making meaningful…
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The Changemaker Ripple Effect

How one person can transform the lives of thousands when driven by passion, purpose and boldness. by Sarah Boxx From Amazon: “Do you believe that real, significant change in our world is possible? Do you ache to ‘turn off’…
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The Art of Giving by Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon

An honest assessment for how to determine your individual relationship with charitable giving in today's world From world-renowned philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies comes a…
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Do Good Well by Nina Vasan and Jennifer Przybylo

Practical, wise, and witty, Do Good Well is a groundbreaking book that offers a comprehensive and readily adaptable guide to social innovation that not only captures the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of our time, but also harnesses the…
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Giving 2.0 by Laura Arrillaga Andreessen

Giving 2.0 is the ultimate resource for anyone navigating the seemingly infinite ways one can give. The future of philanthropy is far more than just writing a check, and Giving 2.0 shows how individuals of every age and income level can…
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The Promise of a Pencil by Alan Braun

The riveting New York Times bestseller about a young man who built more than 250 schools around the world—and the steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was…

Leadership Showcase

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Lisa Curtis

Her Favorite Book The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. It was the first book I read that made me really connect with a character – it made me cry.  Her Mantra “What I do matters.” When I think about that, it reminds me that…
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Melinda Cooperman

What was your journey to becoming the Associate Director of Marshall Brennan? I have about 10 years of experience in civic education, and I’ve always been interested in teaching. I was a volunteer with an organization called the San Francisco…
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Eshauna Smith

What was your journey to becoming the CEO of Urban Alliance? How much time do you have? I’m just teasing. My own background is that I come from a strong family that had its share of economic challenges, among other struggles, and I grew…
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Jim Beck

What was your journey to becoming the Vice President of Planning, Development and Evaluation for Sasha Bruce? Before Sasha Bruce I had worked at a great non-profit in San Francisco called Haight Ashbury Free Clinics. In 2004 my partner and…
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Sarah Lefton

What was your journey to becoming the founder and executive director of Bimbam? I worked in media, advertising, and tech when I was in my 20’s, and on the side I became really excited about adult Jewish learning. Coming from a small southern…
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Jason Benkendorf

What was your journey to becoming the Executive Director of AU Hillel? I came to American University as an undergraduate when I was 18, and when I came to American I thought that I was going into politics- my dream at the time was to be a…
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Rabbi Aaron Miller

What inspired you to create Metro Minyan - the flagship program of Washington Hebrew’s Young Professional Group, “2239”? 2239 has been thriving for 15 years. It started as a way to engage Washington Hebrew’s young professionals in…
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Megan Beyer

You recently became the Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. What is your vision for the Committee and how does your work play into and support the Arts and Humanities in communities throughout the nation?…
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Sixth & I Synagogue

Sixth & I has grown to become one of Washington’s most valued religious and cultural landmarks. With a non-denominational, non-traditional approach, the synagogue has welcomed thousands of people through its doors, and distinguished itself…
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Kate Goodall

S&R Foundation embodies the embrace of ingenuity and creativity in the nation’s capital. Entering its sixteenth year, its visionary mission is to support and foster innovation among talented artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.…
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Andrea Gottlieb

Jerusalem U is yet another one of Bernstein’s grantees that is leveraging the power of innovation to inspire the new generation about Jewish and Israel identity. Poised to instill in this generation a deep sense of connection with their heritage,…
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Robin Bronk

This past year, Bernstein Family Foundation was proud to provide The Creative Coalition with a grant to support its upcoming Arts Advocacy Day. Several decades ago, TCC was founded by a network of Hollywood actors determined to safeguard the…
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Patty Stonesifer

Martha’s Table has been a Washington institution for decades now, having provided its noble food, educational, and opportunity programs to thousands of children, families, and neighbors across the District. In an ever-challenging landscape…
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Josh Troderman

As a pioneer in the Jewish educational technology sphere, ShalomLearning is innovating Jewish supplementary instruction by introducing a fresh approach to Hebrew Congregational school. The Bernstein Family Foundation is proud to support this…
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Kennedy Center

Bernstein Family Foundation has supported the globally-revered institution, The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, for many years now. As a hub of the arts, culture and education, the Center has used its standing in the community…
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Christopher Lewis

Bernstein Family Foundation is a proud supporter of WAMU 88.5- American University Radio. With a listenership stretching across the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, WAMU plays an important role in the nation’s capital. The Foundation,…
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Louise Dube

Bernstein Family Foundation, a major proponent of American democracy, is proud to provide program support to iCivics, a non-profit civic education organization founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. For the past year and a half, it has been…
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Rabbi Aaron Miller

Rabbi Aaron Miller, a rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation in DC and Potomac, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Jewish Studies and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.…
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Eshauna Smith

Eshauna Smith joined Urban Alliance in March 2013 and was named CEO in June 2014.  Her leadership in development, policy and advocacy, communications and strategic partnerships has helped position Urban Alliance as the premier advocacy…