Shlishi is a philanthropic foundation devoted to supporting positive
Effecting positive change in the world is a creative act, an often
noble endeavor that deserves attention, imitation,
and support. There are many daunting problems facing Jewry today,
and those problems
need to be addressed. At Targum Shlishi, we believe in working toward
solutions. Our goal is to find and support organizations that are
dedicated to innovative problem solving. We celebrate the art of
positive change by funding initiatives we believe will make a difference
in a variety of areas related to Jewish life.
Education. Women’s Issues.
Israel. Justice for Nazi War Crimes. These are the areas of
primary focus for Targum Shlishi.
Although they belong to a diverse group of categories, the many
causes we fund have one thing in common: They are dedicated to
improving the quality of Jewish life throughout the world. Change
is vital if Jewish life, culture, and traditions are to continue
to flourish. Change is essential if we are to continue to grow,
to learn, to aspire. To dream.
Targum Shlishi seeks innovative, unpublicized, and behind-the-scenes
initiatives working for meaningful change that otherwise might
not attract funding. Such are the causes that need our support
most, and it is where our funding can have the greatest impact.
The projects we fund range in scope from local to international;
our goal is not to fund the highest profile projects but to fund
those that are creative and, when possible, replicable. We give
strategically and we give knowledgeably, extensively researching
the concepts and their supporting organizations. Many of the projects
Targum Shlishi supports are initiated by us, and we then work with
others to implement the ideas. In addition, Targum Shlishi has
partnered with other funders in collaborative endeavors several
times. One of our goals is to leverage our impact through meaningful
partnerships with major philanthropic organizations.
There is no blueprint for the type
of organization or the type of project we support. In a very
meaningful way, our
subjective – we need, quite simply, to sincerely believe
in the project and its ability to make a difference.
Targum Shlishi was founded in 1992 by Aryeh and Raquel Rubin and
is based in Miami. Visit our website at www.targumshlishi.org for