JFedSHAW Overnight Jewish Summer Camp and Summer Israel Experience Scholarship Program
The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties is pleased to offer a Scholarship Program designed to promote attendance at overnight Jewish camp and Israel programs. The scholarship program is need-blind and is only available to qualifying Jewish individuals between the ages of 6 and 18 who live in any of the above three counties served by the Federation. Applicants must be first-time campers at a recognized Jewish overnight camp or first-time visitors to Israel with a recognized youth program. Family trips to Israel are not eligible. Scholarships are available only for the first year of camp or for a first visit to Israel with a youth group (excluding Birthright Israel). Individuals are eligible for only one scholarship, either camp or an Israel experience. For example, if an individual has received a scholarship to attend their first year of summer camp, and in a subsequent summer decides to attend a program in Israel, they are not eligible for a scholarship for the program in Israel.
Scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis based on the date and time of the receipt of their completed application by the Jewish Federation office. The scholarship program for this year will end when the moneys allocated to this program are all awarded.
If you wish to donate to this fund so more children can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, please call Robin Wishnie at 908-758-2001 or email her at Rwishnie@jfedshaw.org and she will be glad to assist you.
of campers, as adults are more likely to attend synagogue at least once a month.
The schedule of scholarship amounts is as follows:
Programs of fewer than 7 days are not eligible for scholarships.
Qualified Camps/Israel Programs
For a camp/program to qualify it must:
EITHER be approved or sponsored by a JCC/Yeshiva or one of the four major Jewish movements (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or Reconstructionist)
OR publicly advertise itself as a Jewish overnight camp/Israel program and meet two or more of the following criteria.
The camp/Israel program must:
of campers are more likely to feel very emotionally attached to Israel.
An additional scholorship to Israel is available through our partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer.