CJE accepting scholarship applications for Jewish camps

The Coalition for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is accepting applications for scholarships to Jewish overnight camps for the summer of 2017. The need-based camp scholarship is funded by the Mo and Frances Beren Family Scholarship Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. Any student currently attending religious school programs in Southern Arizona or Tucson Hebrew Academy is eligible to apply. The application can be downloaded at  jfsa.org/cje and is also available at religious schools and THA. The deadline is Feb. 20.

The scholarship is is meant to be combined with funding from another source such as a synagogue, camp or other organization.

Eligible campers may also qualify for additional funding through the national PJ Goes to Camp program (see https://pjlibrary.org/Beyond-Books/PJ-Goes-to-Camp).

The Rabbi Arthur R. Oleisky Teen Recognition Award is presented to one outstanding teen in support of an organized teen trip to Israel in the summer of 2017 or on the 2017 March of the Living. The winner will receive a $500 stipend toward their Israel trip, presented at the Federation’s annual meeting.  An application outlining the student’s activities (both Jewish and secular) and a personal interview are required. The deadline to apply is Feb. 20.  Applications are available at synagogues, Jewish youth groups and Tucson Hebrew High or through the Coalition for Jewish Education.

For more information, contact Suzanne at 577-9393 or samador@jfsa.org.