For more than 40 years, the Jewish Federation has made it possible for Houston families with financial needs to provide an intensive Jewish educational summer experience for their children by providing financial assistance for camp and Israel scholarships. Scholarship applications are accepted beginning January 1 and are reviewed monthly. All scholarships are need based.

 

Camp scholarships are for Houston Jewish* children ages 7-16 who attend an overnight Jewish-content summer camp for at least one week. Download a Camp Scholarship Application Form. If your home was flooded during Hurricane Harvey and your current financial situation is impacted, you may apply for supplementary funds for Israel and Camp Scholarships. Download the Hurricane Harvey Supplementary Request Form. Both forms need to be filled out if affected by Harvey.

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston funds programs and organizations that benefit individuals and families regardless of their religion. However, when financial aid is provided from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on behalf of a specific individual, the individual must be Jewish. This financial aid requirement is to honor the intent and expectation of the Federation’s donors with regard to these particular financial aid programs. 

 

 

Contact Information:

Liz Garza

Administrative Assistant

Jewish Education Department

Phone: (713) 729-7000, x309

 

For more than 40 years, the Jewish Federation has made it possible for Houston families with financial needs to provide an intensive Jewish educational summer experience for their children by providing financial assistance for camp and Israel scholarships. Scholarship applications are accepted beginning January 1 and are reviewed monthly. All scholarships are need based.

Israel travel scholarships are for organized summer trips for 10th-12th grade Jewish Houstonians and for gap-year programs. Israel programs must be at least 3 weeks. Download an Israel Scholarship Form. If your home was flooded during Hurricane Harvey and your current financial situation impacted, you may apply for supplementary funds for Israel and Camp Scholarships. Download the Hurricane Harvey Supplementary Request Form. Both forms need to be filled out if affected by Harvey.

 

If you are a Houston Jewish college or graduate school student, or have graduated college within the past 3 years, you may apply for funding to participate in a short Jewish educational experiential trip sponsored by a Jewish agency. 

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston funds programs and organizations that benefit individuals and families regardless of their religion. However, when financial aid is provided from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on behalf of a specific individual, the individual must be Jewish. This financial aid requirement is to honor the intent and expectation of the Federation’s donors with regard to these particular financial aid programs. 

 

Contact:

Liz Garza

713.729.7000 ext. 309

 

Contact Information:

Liz Garza

Administrative Assistant

Jewish Education Department

Phone: (713) 729-7000, x309

One Happy Camper is an incentive program that provides grants of up to $1000 to families with children attending nonprofit, Jewish overnight camp for the first time. One Happy Camper is a program through the Foundation for Jewish Camp in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.

 

There are more than 150 camps for Jewish kids of all ages, from a traditional overnight camp to a specialty camps such as sports and the arts. In order to be eligible for this grant, a child must be registered at one of the approved Jewish overnight camps, must be attending the camp for a minimum of 12 days and may not be currently enrolled in a daily immersive Jewish experience, such as a Jewish Day School.

 

Why Jewish overnight camp?

At overnight camp, kids get the chance to explore who they are—and who they want to become – in an active, inspiring, fun-filled environment. (Marshmallows included).  Jewish camp is more than just camp with Jewish kids.  At Jewish camp, ruach (spirit) is part of every activity, from dancing to hitting a home run, so campers can explore their connection to Judaism in a meaningful way while having the summer of their lives.  Jewish camp is more than just overnight camp, it is camp with a soul.

 

For more information, or to register your child you may go to onehappycamper.org.

 

* The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston funds programs and organizations that benefit individuals and families regardless of their religion. However, when financial aid is provided from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on behalf of a specific individual, the individual must be Jewish. This financial aid requirement is to honor the intent and expectation of the Federation’s donors with regard to these particular financial aid programs. 

 

Contact:

Devorah Cohen

Jewish Education Program Associate

(713) 729-7000, ext. 346