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We’ve changed the way that we do things. Please note the new guidelines for the grant application process.

Grant Guidelines

Camperships


Summer can be a slow time when everyone is out of school and there is not much to do. Sending your child to camp could be a fulfilling and life changing experience, as it has been for so many kids before. With so many options for day camps and sleep away camps, there is sure to be a fit for your child and we can help make it a fit for your budget.

Thanks to the new Joel Varnick Camping Fund, we now provide camperships for overnight Jewish camping. Contact us at 203-267-3177, x308 for more information.

Scholarships

An hour and a half of your time to complete our application can be worth $3,000 a year for the next four years. Working at $10/hr would take you 300 hours to make that. Where else can you make $12,000 in just 1.5 hours? This year alone we have out over $33,000 in scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year to help young adults continue their education.


College Scholarship Application 2017

Finkelstein College Scholarship Renewal 2017

Technical School Scholarship 2017


Travel to Israel


If you are traveling to Israel to make alliyah, attend camp, participate in an educational program, for work/study programs and internships, or to compliment a college scholarship apply here for an award. Awards for travel to Israel are supported with funding from the Walzer Passport to Israel Fund and the Liebeskind Israel Travel Award Fund. The Foundation is grateful for the support these families provide for young people to travel to Israel and connect with their Jewish identity.


“Over the last four years, I’ve come to admire the Jewish Federation for inspiring students, like myself, to push themselves beyond what they think they’re capable of. I’ve learned that someone out there wants to see you succeed.” – Samantha Velez

“Regards from the Holy Land! We went to the Western Wall. It was amazing to touch a wall that existed at the time of the Temple. I am now on the roof of the school building. There is a gorgeous view of the city and we get to see the sun set over Jerusalem every night. Thank you so much for helping me experience Israel!” – Chaya Peryl Bernstein