JCF Scholarship Information for Teen Trips to Israel
This section provides scholarship information for organizations offering teen trips to Israel
that serve teens from the Federation Service Area (Sonoma and Marin Counties, San Francisco and the Peninsula, Sunnyvale and north).
If you are a family or teen seeking an Israel trip scholarship
, go to our First-time Teen Trips to Israel Scholarships
page for teens and their families.
The Jewish Community Federation Israel Experience Fund
provides need-based scholarships for Jewish teens in grades 8-12 who live in the Federation Service Area to travel on an organized teen trip to Israel for the first time.
Scholarship funds are provided by generous grants from the Stephanie Praszker Memorial Fund, the William S. Friedman Scholarship Fund for Teen Trips to Israel, and other funds administered by the Jewish Community Federation.
Eligible Israel trips
Let’s Go Israel!
Diller Teen Fellows Summer Seminar
Shalhevet (Israel and Poland)
March of the Living (Israel and Poland)
B'nai Akiva Israel Experience
Jewish day school trips to Israel
High School study in Israel
Other Israel trips on a case-by-case basis
Teens in grades 8-12 participating in their first organized teen trip to Israel may apply. Applicants may have previously traveled to Israel with family or with a community/synagogue tour, but NOT an organized teen trip.
Applicants must live or attend school in the Federation Service Area (Sonoma and Marin Counties, San Francisco and the Peninsula: Sunnyvale and north).
Children must be Jewish (as identified by their families)
Scholarship funds are to be used strictly for program fees and travel.
How to apply
Applicants must apply online. For Let’s Go Israel! and other summer trips, applications must be submitted by March 17, 2014. For all other programs, applications are due at least twelve weeks prior to trip departure.
There are three rounds for online applications for Israel trip scholarships. Round one for Diller Teens Fellows Summer Seminar is now open and applications are due on November 1, 2013. Applications for Spring Break Trips open on December 16, 2013 and are due January 15, 2014. Applications for Summer trips are due March 17, 2014. Applications can be found at this link.
Trip providers may direct any eligible families to JCF’s scholarship page for more information.
Please contact JCF's Scholarship Program Manager at Lisap@sfjcf.org