• 17% of Indy-area Jewish children ages 6-17 attended or worked at Jewish overnight camps in 2017. Want to join them? Apply now!

  • Israel is a complex nation of many people, places and beliefs. With a JFGI scholarship, I experienced Israel to its fullest, and now feel the call of my people to the land, love for the country, and determination to make it a just nation. - Leah G.

Israel and Jewish Summer Camp Scholarships


The Jewish Federation is proud to provide subsidy scholarships and grants for educational initiatives enabling parents to send their children for the first time to summer camps
as well as to participate in approved Israel Experience programs. Nothing makes Jewish identity and history come alive for young people like an Israel Experience Program or a Jewish summer camp.

Israel Experience Grants

of households with Jewish children ages 6-17 have sent a child to Israel.

Apply now to join their ranks!

Joe and Sylvia Rothbard Family Israel Youth Experience Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
 

These grant requests are reviewed and decided by a committee that meets in April.
 

The Jewish Federation and the Rothbard family provide a limited number of need-based grants to encourage youth to participate in supervised Israel youth experiences. Preference will be given to first time visitors to Israel. Israel grants will be awarded to individuals in grades 6–12. The applicant must be a member and resident of the greater Indianapolis Jewish community.

Contact Pamela Eicher at 317-715-6981 or
peicher@jfgi.org with any questions.

 

Israel Youth Experience Grants

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis provides incentive grants to encourage youth to participate in organized youth trips to Israel.
 

The following criteria will apply:

1. Israel Youth Experience grants will be awarded for youth trips that must be approved by the Jewish Federation. Family trips are not eligible for grant money.

2. The applicant has completed 10th grade and is no older than 25 years old, or the applicant is going on an organized trip to Israel through the Jewish Federation, BJE, or Hasten Hebrew Academy.

3. An applicant going on Birthright may only apply for funds towards the flight to port of departure. Copy of receipt of the airline ticket purchase should be submitted with this application.

4. The applicant’s family resides in the greater Indianapolis area.

5. The applicant may apply for an Israel Youth Experience grant only once.

Overnight Camp Grants

of Jewish children ages 6-17 attended/worked at a Jewish overnight camp in 2017

Be a part of it in 2018!

Joe and Sylvia Rothbard Family Jewish Summer Camp Program

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

 

These grant requests are reviewed and decided by a committee that meets in April.

 

The Joe and Sylvia Rothbard Family provides financial need-based grants to encourage youth in grades 3-12 to participate in Jewish overnight summer camps. Applicants must be members of the Greater Indianapolis Jewish community. All information in the application as well as the grant is strictly confidential.


Contact Pamela Eicher at 317-715-6981 or
peicher@jfgi.org with any questions.

 

One Happy Camper

The Federation in cooperation with the Foundation for Jewish Camp provides incentive grants to encourage youth in grades 3-11 to participate in Jewish overnight nonprofit summer camps for twelve or more days.

 

Incentive grants will be awarded to first-time campers who are members of the greater Indianapolis Jewish community; at least one parent/guardian must be a member in good standing and contribute to the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis in the year the grant is awarded.

 

As of 2011, youth who receive an intensive Jewish experience during the school year are ineligible for the Foundation for Jewish Camp Incentive grant.

 

In the summer of 2017, we sent 28 first-time campers to Jewish camp through the One Happy Camper grants!

 

There are a limited number of grants, and applications for all camp scholarships will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.