CHAI Israel

Teen and College Israel Experiences

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland recognizes the power of teen travel to Israel. For youth already connected to our local Jewish community and those just beginning a connection and everyone in between, a formal Israel experience creates memories and impressions that last a lifetime. In recognition of the importance of our teens having a transformative Israel experience, Jewish Federation is helping to offset the cost of teen Israel travel, making it just a little easier to have this experience.

 

Program eligibility

Teen Travel—Explore eligible High School programs here under "Israel programs" that are a minimum of 3 weeks in duration. Examples of eligible programs include NCSY’s TJJ program, USY Israel Pilgrimage, BBYO Passport, NFTY in Israel, Alexander Muss High School in Israel, etc.

GAP Year—Gap Year programs in Israel must be taken immediately after high school graduation/prior to stateside college enrollment and can be explored on the MASA Israel website. Example of eligible programs include USY’s Nativ, Young Judaea Year Course, NCSY’s Israel XP, etc.

Teens can receive funding for one Teen Travel program AND one GAP Year program.

 

Funding Structure

Teen Travel—18% of the trip’s published cost, NOT TO EXCEED $2500

Gap Year--$2500

Funds will be paid DIRECTLY to the program provider.

 

Questions?

Contact Caron Blau Rothstein at caron@jewishportland.org or 503-245-6449.

 

Teen Israel Scholarships

This continuing program of the Oregon Board of Rabbis provides scholarships to eligible teens engaged in synagogue-based Hebrew High programs. Funding is provided through the Arthur P. Krichevsky Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. Questions about this program should be directed to your local synagogue.

ALL TEEN ISRAEL RECIPIENTS (living in the greater Portland area) are eligible for CHAI Israel funds, too, PLUS an extra $500 from Jewish Federation and the home synagogue combined in celebration of their commitment to formal Jewish education.

 

Seek additional funds via 


Apply for CHAI Israel AND Teen Israel funds here.