Rachel Turniansky
Macks Center for Jewish Education

Center for Jewish Education Administration of the Jill Fox Memorial Fund

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Within the three focus areas of autisim, childhood mental illness and childhood obesity, grants must be used specifically for:

The cost of medical/healthcare services, equipment or treatment and in support of the well-being of children, adults and families with medical/healthcare needs and limited resources.

Costs that are not paid for by other sources (e.g. medical insurance, government agencies, health associations, community organizations, public or personal resources).

Items not covered by insurance.  For example, even though insurance typically covers durable medical equipment, items that provide therapeutic benefits to individuals with certain medical conditions and/or illnesses, may items are often denied.  These items include things such as: specialized car seats, bath chairs, strollers, positioning chairs, and assistive technology items.

Specialized therapies, care at a distant specialized medical center, alternative care, and private educational assessments are among other expenses not usually covered by insurance. 


Grants are based on financial need on a first-come, first-served basis.

Individuals and families requesting a grant must fill out, in its entirety, an application form. This form must reflect financial circumstances that indicate a need for the funds. This information may include, but is not limited to number of people in the household,  extraordinary out-of-pocket medical/healthcare expenses and other daily living needs.

Each grant request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  The amount of the grant depends upon many factors.  Over the years, grants have ranged anywhere between $50.00 and $3,000.00.  

The Fund was created to provide a “last resort” resource for medical and healthcare needs, thus other available funding resources must be pursued first. 


Individuals interested in accessing funding should contact Rachel Turniansky atrturniansky@cjebaltimore.org or 410-735-5022.




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