Jewish Overnight Camp Grant for Russian Speaking Jewish (RSJ) Families
Грант для детей из русскоязычных еврейских семей на еврейский летний лагерь
***APPLICATION FOR 2024 WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER 2023 – if you’d like to be notified when it is available, please contact Gerri Russo at email@example.com***
We are pleased to announce a special grant opportunity for Russian Speaking Jewish (RSJ) Families from Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. Eligible campers each receive a one-time gift of $500 toward their tuition at Jewish overnight camp for 2024!
- Any camper from a self-identified RSJ family (see definition below); multiple campers per household are eligible
- Resides in the Greater MetroWest New Jersey area (Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset Counties)
- Attending a non-profit, Jewish overnight camp listed on Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Find A Camp directory
- First time this camper is attending this specific camp for 12 days or more
- Application deadline of May 31, 2024 (or sooner if the funding maximum is reached)
- Grants are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
Campers may also be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant up to $1,000 and additional financial resources from Federation; click here to learn more.
At Jewish camp, ruach (spirit) is part of every activity – from arts and adenture to sports and STEM – allowing campers to explore their connection to Judaism in a meaningful way while having the summer of their lives. Studies show that children who attend Jewish camp are more likely to become adults who value their heritage, are engaged in their communities, support more causes, and take on leadership roles through their lives.
If you’d like guidance choosing a camp, schedule a consultation with our camp experts Tracy Levine or Gerri Russo to find the perfect camp for your child!
A family where the child attending camp includes Judaism as part of their identity, and the child and/or their immediate family member(s) were born in a country of the former Soviet Union.
Yes! This special RSJ Grant is incremental to other financial incentives for Jewish overnight camp, including Federation’s One Happy Camper grants and Rocker Family Overnight Camp Scholarships.
Once your application is approved and registration is confirmed by your summer program, the grant payment will be forwarded directly to the camp/organization during the summer. The camp may deduct the grant amount from your balance; or, if you are already paid in full or your balance is less than grant amount, you will receive a refund or credit from the camp/organization. We will advise the camp/organization to do so, and we recommend that you confirm specifics with the camp/organization directly.
Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and grant availability is limited. Thus, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible once your child has been registered for camp. The deadline to apply for a grant is May 31, 2024 (or sooner if the funding maximum is reached).