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.



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.



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. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 29, 2022. To apply, contact Jeri Zimmerman at 610-821-5500 or