Scholarships & Grants

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 2022 application deadline has passed. Look for the application in early 2023.

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 2022 application deadline has passed. Look for the application in early 2023.

The Melvin M. Goldberg Undergraduate Fellowship of $5000 for Research in Israel

 

Application Deadline: 1 March annually.

 

This USD $5000 MMG Fellowship in memory of Dr. Melvin Morris Goldberg (BSE UPenn 1961 / Ohio State PhD 1963) provides summer travel support to an ambitious undergraduate student from any U.S. University to perform supervised technical research at one of Israel's universities or research centers (eg, Bar-Ilan, Ben-Gurion, Haifa U., Hebrew U., Technion, Tel-Aviv U., the Weizmann Institute).

 

Research can be on any STEM topic. To apply, candidates work with an advisor at their home university to identify and confirm a willing supervisor in Israel. The Goldberg Fellowship is awarded to a U.S. junior or senior who demonstrates the initiative, enthusiasm, and aptitude to make such arrangements.

 

The Fellowship supports travel and living costs. Funding is provided by the Goldberg Family through the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley.

 

Research can be on any STEM topic. To apply, candidates work with an advisor at their home university to identify and confirm a willing supervisor in Israel. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a U.S. junior or senior who demonstrates the initiative, enthusiasm, and aptitude to make such arrangements.

 

Applications:

Please Email your Resume/CV with GPA as an attachment and in the body of the email include the following information in plain text (not as an attachment):
1. Your full contact information
2. University, Major, and Expected Graduation Date
3. Summary of proposed plan of study (500 words or less)
4. Name and contact information of your advisor in the US.
5. Name and contact information of your confirmed supervisor in Israel

 

Please email to:
Professor Ken Goldberg: goldberg@berkeley.edu
Subject: ** Application for MMG Research in Israel Fellowship

 

After applying, please check back if you do not receive a confirmation. The Goldberg Fellow will be announced in early April of each year.

 

For questions please contact: Jeri Zimmerman at jeri@jflv.org or 610-821-5500.

 

For more information, go to https://goldberg.berkeley.edu/mmg/

(Melvin Morris Goldberg, Philadelphia, PA, 1955.)

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.”

  • Are you 27-40 & interested in an Israel experience?

    Apply now to the Les z”l & Elaine Lerner Israel Program Scholarship Fund

    Studies show that many Jews under 40 do not feel well-connected to either their local or worldwide Jewish communities. A trip to Israel is a building block of Jewish identity. It engages one’s mind, heart, soul and body and never lets go. To apply, contact Jeri Zimmerman at 610-821-5500 or jeri@jflv.org.

    The 2022 application deadline has passed. Look for the application in early 2023.