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)
Ramah Israel
Young Judea
Habonim Dror
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

Scholarship requirements

  • 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.

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
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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