The Birmingham Jewish Federation
P O Box 130219
Birmingham, AZ 97219
Web site: http://www.bjf.org
Contact Person: Joyce Spielberger Phone: (205) 879-0416
Limited scholarships available for Birmingham residents only for all ages and programs.
UJF of San Diego
4950 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123-4325
Web site: www.jewishinsandiego.org
Contact Person: Communtiy Shlicha Shoshi Bogoch, Israel Center Program Coordinator
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Provides need-based scholarships for San Diego residents only.
Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay
300 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
Web site: www.jfed.org/ and http://letsgoisrael.org/
Contact Persons: Loal Isaacs, director of Israel Programs, phone:510.318.6467, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Mendell, director of planning (scholarships), phone: 510.318.6405; email:email@example.com
Phone: 510-839-2900 ext. 255
Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation
580 Macintosh Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232-1959
Web site: http://www.smjf.org
Contact Person: Jaci Babin
Phone: (941) 371-4546, ext. 102
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
Web site: www.jewishmiami.org
Limited, one-time, need-based scholarships for approved Israel programs for Miami-Dade County residents ages 20-26. Awards are based on need and length of the program. For summer programs, awards are typically $250-$500; for year-long programs, they are $1,000.
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Contact Person: Ellen Goldberg
Phone: (786) 866-8497
Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation
503 East John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5703
Web site: www.shalomcu.org
Phone: (217) 367-9872
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
1 S Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60606-4694
Web site: www.juf.org
Contact Person: Mandy Weiss, Assistant Director of Israel Experience
Phone: 312-444-2895 or 312-444-2086
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation's Chicago Community Israel Program (CCIP) and Joseph A. Hochberg Scholarship Fund provide need-based scholarships for college students and young adults (up to 28 years old) who participate in an approved Israel Experience program.
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Bureau of Jerwish Education
6705 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260-4120
Web site: http://www.jfgi.org
Contact Person: Winnie Goldblatt, Endowment Director
Jewish Federation Israel Youth Experience Grant: The Jewish Federation provides incentive grants to encourage youth to participate in organized youth trips to Israel. The applicant must have completed 10th grade and is no older than 22 years old. Family trips are not eligible for grant money. The applicant’s family must reside in the Greater Indianapolis area. Applicants who have a SKIP account are ineligible
The Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
5801 W 115th St., Ste. 201
Overland Park, KS 66211-1824
Web site: http://www.jewishkansascity.org/
Contact Person: Alan Edelman, Associate Executive Director
Jewish Community of Louisville
3630 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40205-3524
Web site: http://www.jewishlouisville.org
Contact Person: Sara Wagner, Senior Vice President/Campaign Director, COO
North Louisiana Jewish Federation
245-A Southfield Road
Shreveport, LA 71105
Web site: http://www.jewishnla.org/
Contact Person: Susan Gross, Executive Director
E-mail: sgross @JewishNLA.org
Limited scholarships available for North Louisiana residents only for all ages and programs.
Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts
1160 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108
Web site: http://www.jewishwesternmass.org/
Contact Person: Meredith Dragon, Executive Director
Phone: (413) 737-4313, ext 139
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.
126 High St.
Boston, MA 02110-2700
Web site: http://www.cjp.org
Contact Person: Will Cordin, Senior Israel Programs Associate
Administered by the Federation, scholarships may be available for short term programs.
Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation
439 South Union St
Andover, MA 01810
Web site: http://www.mvjf.org/
Contact Person: Laurie Mindlin
The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation offers to teens deciding on established youth group trips to Israel for the summer $250. To qualify, trips must be recognized Jewish youth organizational trips to Israel, i.e. Jewish camps, Jewish youth groups or Jewish educational schools. In addition, the Federation will offer $500 to young adults wishing to travel to Israel for a more lengthly Jewish educational program of a month or more
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Web site: www.jewishberkshires.org
Contact Person: Arlene Schiff, Phone: (413) 442-4360
Scholarships are offered to Berkshires County students ages 13-26. Must write an article for the Federation's newspaper about their experience or make a presentation.
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Rd.
P.O. Box 2030
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Contact Person: Frank Bagdade
Phone: 248-203-1453, main line -248-642-4260
Scholarships available for ages 13-28 year olds. Need based and subsidy opportunities.
Minneapolis Jewish Federation:
Sabes Jewish Community Center
Israel Programs Center 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Web site: http://www.sabesjcc.org
Contact Person: Eilat Harel, Louis Herman Israel Experience Fund Coordinator
The Israel Program Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation provides need-based scholarships to community members of all ages who are participating in educational based programs for a minimum of four weeks. Minneapolis area teens are also eligible to receive merit-based grants from the Louis Herman Israel Experience Fund that can be used towards their peer educational Israel experience. For more information about the Louis Herman grant, please visit www.jewishminnesota.org and click on Missions and Travel.
- Isador and Molly Boroff Israel Scholarship Fund - automatic scholarship (from Minneapolis or metro based area only) –– ages 18-30 – for people going on a Masa recognized program. Deadlines in winter (around December), and one in May.
- Israel Center Scholarship - Needs based only (for Minneapolis residents only)
- Vinokour Fund – Needs based for anyone who has not been to Israel and not received from this fund before. Deadline around March (in the spring)
Full information available on website – Jewishminneapolis.org, under the “Community resources and scholarships” section
United Jewish Fund and Council
Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul
790 South Cleveland Ave. Ste. 227
St. Paul, MN 55116-1958
Web site: http://www.jewishminnesota.org
Contact Person: Sharon Tesses, Scholarships
Phone: (651) 690-1707
- Israel teen fund, possible funds for post high school
Center for Jewish Education
Jewish Federation of Omaha
333 S 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154
Web site: http://www.jewishomaha.org/
Contact Person: Mary Sue Grossman, Administrator
Offers Israel Experience scholarships for post High School students and young adults. Recipients are required to perform community service. Application deadlines for grants and scholarships are in the early spring of each year. Any inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
2317 Renaissance Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Web site: http://www.jewishlasvegas.com
Contact Person: Margerie Griebel, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 702-732-0556, ext. 208
Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Web site: www.jfedcnj.org
Contact Person: Linda Poleyeff, Director of Jewish Education
Administered by the Federation, scholarships are available to residents of the Central New Jersey community. Applicants must be enrolled in an organized Israel program – personal trips will not be funded. Once enrolled in an Israel program, the provider is asked to send a letter to the staff member of Jewish Education at the Federation. The letter must include the name of applicant, official statement of acceptance into program, name of program, dates and cost of program. If it is not possible to apply to a program without the assurance that scholarship money will be available, applicants should first contact the Federation. Funds are sent directly to the program. Students will be expected to volunteer for a Federation program in exchange for scholarship money. First time applicants receive $750, second time applicants $500, others $100.
The United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
901 Rt 10 E
Whippany, NJ 07981-1156
Web site: www.jewishmetrowestnj.org
Contact Person: Alan Gerberg, Director of Special Projects
Phone: (973) 929-3038
Administered by the Federation MetroWest offers financial aid is available to all students, residing in MetroWest, up to the age of 26 who are registered on approved study programs in Israel. Participants must show proof of need and write a letter about why they are going on the program. Financial aid is given based on needs and organizational budget. MetroWest currently has flexible deadlines for their scholarship deadlines.
Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County
100 U.S. Highway 9, Suite 7
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Web site: www.jewishmonmouth.org
Contact person: Jill Briggles, Executive Assistant, Community Relations Committee
The Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County offers a travel stipend of $500 per high school/ post high school student through the Continuity Commission.
United Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer-Bucks
4 Princess Rd. Ste. 206
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2322
Web site: http://www.ujfpmb.org
Contact Person: Linda Meisel, Executive Director of Jewish Family Services
Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Contact: Sam Sokolove
The Jewish Federation of New Mexico offers scholarships through the Israel Experience Fund. First considerations for funding are given to applicants who are students in NM public or private secondary schools or institutions of higher learning. Ages: 16-22
Israel Experience Center
UJA of New York
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022-1302
Web site: http://www.ujafedny.org
Phone: 1.800.64.ISRAEL (800-644-7723)
Administered through the UJA-Federation of New York. Scholarships are available to residents of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. Need based scholarships are available for college students and young adults up to age 30 on peer-group approved Israel programs. A list of approved programs can be found on our website, www.ujafedny.org/israelexperience. Interested individuals should apply directly to their Israel program of choice using the program’s scholarship application. Scholarship applications should then be forwarded by the Israel program to UJA-Federation and reviewed by a scholarship committee.
Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester
441 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Web site: http://www.jewishrochester.org
Contact Person: Josh Boress, Coordinator of Teen Education and Israel Trips
Phone: 585-461-0490 x249
Scholarships available for college students twice a year, Once in the spring and once is the Fall.
Jewish Federation of Central New York
5655 Thompson Road
Dewitt, NY 13214-1234
Contact Person: Rich Friedman, President/CEO
Phone:(315) 445-0161 ext. 114
The Jewish Federation of Central New York offers scholarships of college students.
Greensboro Jewish Federation
Guildford Corporate Park
5509-C West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410-4211
Web site: http://www.shalomgreensboro.org
Contact Person: Rachel Wolf
Phone: 336-852-5433 x229
Greensboro has scholarships available through the Israel Experience Grant Program. They offer scholarships to community members ages 16-23 for a first time, peer community trip in high school or college. They also have a limited number of need based scholarships through the Jacke W. and Lottie K. Samet Israel Experience Scholarship fund of the Greensboro Jewish Federation. For criteria and availability use contact information above.
United Jewish Council of Greater Toledo
6465 Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, OH 43560
Web site: www.jewishtoledo.org
Contact Person: Arleen Levine
Alvin Levinson Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for long-term programs, at least 4 months in length for ages 18-25.
Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 300
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Web site: http://www.jewishcincinnati.org/
Contact Person: Barbara Miller, Director of Planning and Allocations
Phone: (513) 985-1528
The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati offers Jewish college students scholarships for organized Israel trips. The Foundation has a complete list of approved programs. Students must be from Cincinnati and between the ages of 16 and 26.
Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
2030 South Taylor Rd
Cleveland, OH 44118
Web site: http://www.jecc.org
Contact Person: Helen Wolf, Israel Programs Director
Administered by the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC), the Jewish Identity and Israel Travel Program Scholarships are available for undergraduate college students, up to the age of 26, who are affiliated with Cleveland (either a resident of Cleveland or going to school in Cleveland) demonstrating financial need.
The Columbus Jewish Federation
1175 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209
Contact Person: Nancy Rosen, Coordinator of Informal Jewish Education
Phone: (614) 559-3250
Website: www.jewishcolumbus.org, http://israelexperiencecolumbus.org/
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The Columbus Jewish Federation offers Israel Experience o offer Israel Experience grants up to $2,500 to college students who are either permanent residents of Columbus or attend a college or university in Central Ohio.
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Israel and Overseas Center
2100 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Web site: http://www.jewishphilly.org
Contact Person: Drew Martin
Phone: (215) 832-0530
Administered by the Federation, scholarships are need based. Anyone in the federation area is eligible to apply including teens, college students, post graduate students, adults doing study programs, volunteer programs and more. There are no set deadlines for scholarships, they are given out on a rolling basis. Philadelphia also offers a Passport to Israel program and participants may also apply for additional need based scholarships.
The Agency for Jewish Learning
2740 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Web site: http://ajlpittsburgh.org/israel-programs.html
Contact Person: Amy Karp, Adult Education Administrator
Phone: 412-521-1101 x3204
Through The local Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, $1500 merit scholarship, trip must be 3 weeks in duration or longer
Bureau of Jewish Education of Rhode Island
Jewish Federation of Rhode Island
130 Sessions St.
Providence, RI 02906-3497
Web site: http://www.bjeri.org
Contact Person: Larry Katz
Phone: 401.331.0956 x179
Grants are available to all high school and college students who are Rhode Island residents and who are planning to study in Israel. Our community supports an Israel experience as an integral part of a student’s Jewish education. Additional need-based scholarships are available to students who merit financial aid.
Memphis Jewish Federation
6560 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138-3614
Contact Person: Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein, Planning, Community Relations, Israel and International Affairs
The Memphis Jewish Federation provides both incentive and need-based scholarships for community members between the ages of 15 and 26. Incentive scholarships are $2500 and need based are up to $1000. Those community members that accept the scholarships must perform community service in the Memphis community following the trip.
The Jewish Federation of Nashville
801 Percy Warner Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37205-4009
Web site: http://www.jewishnashville.org
Contact Person: Vanessa Leibowitz
Funds available for High School, college age and post college.
Hillel of Memphis at the Jewish Student Union
Memphis, TN 38111-5926
Contact Person: Sherry Weinblatt, Director
Scholarships available for post high school and college students
Jewish Community Association of Austin
Contact: Dana Epstein
Phone: 512-795-9937×17 (NEW PHONE NUMBER: 512-735-8008)
The Jewish Community Association of Austin offers scholarships of up to $1,500 to local residents up to the age of 35 for going on an Israel program organized by a Jewish youth movement. The program must be at least 4 weeks in length, and a one-page essay is required as part of the application. Applications are available starting in january, the deadline is around end of march. Awards are given out in May. May be another application available in September for winter trips.
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Jacob Feldman Building
7800 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230-3266
Web site: http://www.jewishdallas.org/
Contact Person: Miranda Winer, Director of Youth & Israel Programs
Administered through the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas scholarship money is allocated every year from the annual campaign as well as endowment. All scholarships are need based and need is determined by the S.S.S. a private scholarship service also used by the local day schools. To be eligible students must be between the ages of 16-26, from Dallas and participating in a trip of at least 10 days that includes some education and some touring of Israel
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
5603 S Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096
Contact Person: Elaine Kellerman, V.P. of Education & Community Partnerships
Phone: 713-729-7000 x310
Administered by the Bureau of Jewish Education and available to all teens and college students.
Israel Experience Scholarships
Contact Person: Natacha Michel
The Partnership is proud to facilitate need-based scholarships for Jewish educational experiences in Israel. These scholarships are available for college and post-graduate students in the Greater Washington area.
Israel Quest (Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning)
Contact Person: Lia Siskin
Financial aid scholarships for young adults to study in Israel are available to the Greater Washington Jewish community. These Israel Experience Scholarships are administered through the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Deadline for these Israel Experience Scholarships are April.
Milwaukee Jewish Federation
1360 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3094
Web site: http://www.milwaukeejewish.org
Contact Person: Elsi Crawford
Phone: (414) 390-5762
Scholarships available for Milwaukee area students, college age and up. Money is awarded and students pick the program.