Israel Scholarships

The Israel Scholarship Committee of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies administers a limited amount of financial assistance for high school and college students to travel and study in Israel.  Students participating in approved programs will be eligible for assistance for the upcoming summer based upon financial need. Over the past 23 years, 126 students have been recipients of grants totaling $104,100.

Scholarships will be awarded from individual endowment funds, which have been established by donors for this special purpose.  The Foundation administers the following funds, which provide Israel scholarships:

Anna Schwartz Memorial Fund

Dr. Irwin & Sylvia Ginsberg Fund

Dr. Nathan & Toby Ticktin Back Fund

Dvorah & Donald Joseph Fund

Harvey & Nancy Schiller Fund

Howard & Leslie Zemsky Israel Experience Fund

Hyman & Ruth Benatovich Memorial Fund

Jeannette & Sydney S. Abzug Fund

Joel & Norman Katz Memorial Fund

Joseph and Anna Gartner Foundation Fund

Lila & Shay Mintz Fund

Mary F. Levine Fund

Mildred & Jack Haniford Fund

Milton J. Hurwitz Fund

Nobel Family Fund


Donors have the satisfaction of helping young people have an experience of a lifetime and seeing the income from their gift used year after year for countless students into the future.  Such funds are dedicated in the donor's name or to honor or memorialize loved ones.  Donors may also designate qualifications for scholarship recipients; i.e., members of a particular temple or students at a particular school.

The goal of the Israel Scholarship Committee is to encourage participation of our young people in structured and supervised programs of travel to Israel under Jewish organizational auspices.  Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer committee composed of members active in religious and communal institutions in the area and grants will be awarded on the basis of three factors: financial need, demonstrated Jewish commitment and the potential to make a contribution to the Jewish community.



R E Q U E S T   A N   A P P L I C A T I O N

I would like to request an application for an Israel Scholarship from the Foundation.



      City     State     Zip

      Email Address  

  I am a resident of  Erie   Niagara County    (Grants are restricted to Jewish individuals who reside in Erie or Niagara County, New York.)

The deadline for submission of applications for upcoming summer programs is Friday, March 15, 2012.


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