Application and Awards

How to apply

The Rochester Jewish community provides needs based financial assistance to teens who enroll in an organized teen travel program to Israel through this community application process. All applications for 2018 programs will be available Monday, October 2, 2017. All applications are due by Monday, October 23, 2017. Please click here for the community application. We will have two application processes annually. One in October and one in February. Applications will be available Friday, February 2, 2018 for our second grant application review.

By completing this application, families request the Farash Institute for Jewish Education and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester to evaluate their applications for financial assistance for teen travel to Israel. If you are a member of a synagogue, your application will be forwarded to your synagogue automatically for review to see if you qualify for funding.

All applicants consent to the sharing of information between the staff of their selected organizations.

Award Process

All application data is kept strictly confidential and is reviewed without identifying information. Applications are only reviewed by the organizations selected by the applicant. Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Rochester is contracted to provide assessment and evaluation services. JFS will analyze the data and provide anonymous information so each institution can determine awards based on financial need. Award checks will be sent directly to the Israel trip provider and the grant amount will be deducted from your tuition.

For more Information

For more information, please contact Amy Libenson alibenson@jewishrochester.org 585-241-8635 or Sharon Gray sgray@farashfoundation.org 434-2700 x-203

Grant funds are provided by the generosity of the following Foundations and Synagogues

The Freddy Fund of the Rochester Jewish Community Foundation

Gertrude Wynar Fund for Jewish Education at The Community Foundation

Dr. Murray and Frances Blanchard Scholarship Fund

Ida Rubenstein Fund

Wichman Family Israel Scholarship Fund

Joan and Joseph Gerber Advised Fund

Ernest J. Tamary Scholarship Fund

Friedman/Kolko Family Scholarship Fund

Alan and Irene Weinberg Donor Advised Fund

Jacob Friedlander Israel Scholarship Fund