Grant will help Kevah develop teachers

Kevah, a 4-year-old Berkeley-based organization, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation.

The funds will support the inaugural year of the Kevah Teaching Fellowship, which will provide aspiring Jewish educators with professional development and training — including mentorships, workshops and curriculum development guidance. Fellows will be charged with teaching one or more Kevah groups.

Kevah’s mission is to build community and engage Jewish identity by helping people set up small, peer-based Jewish study groups in their homes and offices. The nonprofit has groups in the Bay Area and the Denver-Boulder, Colo., area.

For more information, including details on how to get involved in the teaching fellowship program, visit www.kevah.org. Ideal candidates for the program will have some experience with Jewish texts and at least basic Hebrew literacy.