Israel Scholarships

Israel Scholarships


The Jewish Federation is proud to provide subsidy scholarships and grants for educational initiatives so students can participate in approved Israel Experience programs. Nothing makes Jewish identity and history come alive for young people like an Israel Experience Program.

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.

Joe and Sylvia Rothbard Family Israel Youth Experience Scholarship



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 2-12 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.



Application Deadline: March 1

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 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.

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Israel Experience Grants



ages 6-17 have sent a child to Israel.

Apply now to join their ranks!

Please contact Sasha Sundaresh at with any questions or for more information.

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