Camp & Teen Scholarships

Resident Camp Scholarships

Studies have shown that Jewish camping is a powerful way to build strong Jewish identity and commitment in young people.

 

Thanks to the generosity of the Annual Campaign, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley offers needs-based scholarships for Jewish resident summer camps such as Ramah, Pinemere, Harlam, Galil, Young Judea and Moshava.

 

The application deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back toward the end of the year for 2018 information.

Teen Experience Grants

Each year, scholarships are awarded to individuals for Jewish teen education experiences that will enrich the recipients, enhance the community, and increase the likelihood of future engagement with Jewish life.

 

These incentive grants are provided by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley’s Annual Campaign. 

 

          Teens may request scholarships for:

            -  Jewish summer camps

            -  Jewish youth group summer programs

            -  Conventions

            -  Certain trips to Israel

 

Teens must be in grades 9 through 12 and reside in the Lehigh Valley area. The program may be located outside of the Lehigh Valley. Membership at an area synagogue, Jewish youth group and/or the JCC is preferred, but not required. The education experience must be organized by a recognized Jewish organization.

 

Trips to Israel funded by the VISIT Israel Savings Partnership are not eligible.

 

The application deadline for 2017 has passed. Please check back toward the end of the year for 2018 information.

Max “Maggie” Levine Essay Contest

for Alexander Muss High School in Israel Scholarship

 

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce the Annual Maggie Levine Essay Contest. The essay contest, established to recognize an outstanding essay submitted by a teenager interested in enrolling in the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), is open to all Jewish 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The winner(s) will receive a generous prize toward the cost of the AMHSI program. The theme of the essay should address “How Israel is part of my Jewish identity and/or how the High School in Israel experience will help shape my relationship with Israel.”

 

Deadlines for the essays are as follows:

  • July 1, 2017 for 2017-18 school year program
  • March 23, 2018 for summer 2018 program​

 

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