(St. Louis, October 11, 2021) – Today, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum announced the opening of the fall funding cycle for the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute. Interested individuals and organizations can apply for funds of up to $5,000 on the Institute’s online portal.

The application cycle closes on Nov. 5, 2021, and award winners will be notified in early December.  

The Feldman Institute supports projects that reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change using the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Institute is especially, but not exclusively, interested in projects that benefit Missouri and the Midwest region. Institute funds will be dispersed to nonprofits and educational institutions. Individual educators may apply, but funds will be dispersed to the educational institute with which they are affiliated.  

The Institute funds programs of educational and artistic merit that do one or more of the following: explore the history and legacy of the Holocaust; use the lessons of the Holocaust to examine subjects of ethical, social, and political importance; facilitate dialogue between people of different ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds; combat antisemitism, racism, and discrimination based on disability, sex, religion, sexual-orientation, or age. The Institute does not fund capital improvements or operating expenses.

“We’re excited to announce the fall funding cycle of the Rubin and Gloria Feldman Family Educational Institute,” said Helen Turner, Director of Education and Interpretation. “These funds will create lasting change by supporting projects designed to educate the community and beyond about the history of the Holocaust and its lessons.  

To apply, please visit STLHolocaustMuseum.org/Feldman-Institute. 

The St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, a department of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is dedicated to using the history and lessons of the Holocaust to reject hatred, promote understanding, and inspire change. The museum currently provides virtual educational programming as it undergoes a $21 million expansion. The new, world-class institution will open in mid-2022. Learn more at StlHolocaustMuseum.org.

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