The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Scholarship Program enables local Jewish students ages 14-19 
the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce their Jewish identity.

The Jewish Foundation provides scholarships for both short- term (minimum of 3 week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs. Greater New Haven youth ages 14-19 are eligible. 

For 2020 summer trips, applications are due by May 15, 2020.  
For the 2020-2021 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by May 15, 2020.  
An essay and 2 recommendations are required.  
All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed by the Israel Experience Scholarship committee. 
Awards are based on the strength of the application and are NOT needs-based. 

Go to for more information, a list of qualifying programs, and application requirements.

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The Jewish Foundation can help you explore charitable opportunities that work for you. 

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

Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-387-2424, ext. 382
203-387-1818 (fax)

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