Japanese Car Company Funds JCM’s ‘Museum-in-a-Box’

The Nissan car company’s charity has named the Jewish Children’s Museum a 2021 grant recipient. The grant will help fund their new Museum-in-a-Box Jewish History Curriculum.

While building solid, affordable cars is their specialty, Nissan is also striving to build a better world.

As part of their goal to help build respect and acceptance between diverse communities, the Nissan Foundation has named the Jewish Children’s Museum a 2021 grant recipient. The grant will help fund their new Museum-in-a-Box Jewish History Curriculum.

Museum-in-A-box Jewish History Curriculum gives the opportunity for educators around the globe to tap into the Jewish Chldren’s Museum, so that they can teach about the culture, traditions and history, no matter where their classroom may be.

The Nissan Foundation grant has created a pivotal impact for the growth of a few programs at the Jewish Children’s Museum, especially through the Public School Initiative, and now the Museum-in-a-Box.

“For nearly 30 years, the Nissan Foundation has been committed to amplifying the efforts of nonprofit organizations doing the important work of sharing diverse cultural perspectives and experiences with communities across the country,” said Andrew Tavi, President of the Nissan Foundation. “At perhaps no other time in recent history has the work of Jewish Children’s Museum been so critical. We are proud to support their efforts to inspire people to embrace the value of our differences.

“Through this grant, we hope to make the world a brighter place, creating a world of tolerance, acceptance, and understanding.”

The JCM, a $35 million, 50,000 square foot facility, is home to over 100 interactive and multimedia exhibits. It provides children of all faiths and backgrounds a positive perspective of Jewish history and culture, fostering tolerance and understanding.

Since opening in 2005, the JCM welcomes approximately a quarter million annual visitors, who come from all walks of life and from varied religious and ethnic persuasions.

The museum is a living memorial to Ari Halberstam, a tenth-grade-student who was killed by a terrorist on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1994. That is the central reason for the museum’s focus on building tolerance in a chaotic world.

The Museum-in-a-Box Jewish History Curriculum will be available starting September 2021. For further details or to reserve, please email [email protected]

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