All scholarships are for high school seniors from Jewish households.  All applications must be completed online by May 15.  
All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed. 

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  • Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is not needs-based and requires an essay concerning what peace, justice and righteousness mean to you and your Judaism.  Awards range from $500-$2,000. Applicant must reside in Greater New Haven.
  • Stuart J. Drell Scholarship Fund: Awards are $2,500.00 and applicant must reside in Connecticut.  Awards are based on the strength of the application and financial need.  The application requires an essay and parent’s tax return.
  • Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Haven Section: The average award is $1,500.  The application includes an essay and 3 recommendations as well as the parent’s tax return.  Awards are based on the strength of the application and financial need.

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The Jewish Foundation is a trusted and expert resource for charitable gift planning and endowments and serves as a partner and resource for synagogues, local Jewish agencies, professional advisors and donors.

When you make a current gift or leave a bequest to the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, you not only benefit our community, but you can also support the causes that are important to you.  You can designate that your gift be used to provide unrestricted funds to help meet community needs now and in the future or to endow a permanent fund to aid identified programs, your synagogue, agencies, organizations, or initiatives (Jewish or not Jewish, in Greater New Haven, Israel or beyond) that are of particular interest to you and your family.

Lisa Stanger, Esq., Executive Director
Tiberius Halai, Grants and Gift Manager
Beth Kupcho, Scholarship and Philanthropy Manager
Stephanie Licsak, Controller
Sarah Domena, Marketing and Communications Director
Tamara Schechter, Create a Jewish Legacy Manager

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