Department of Jewish Education Financial Aid Applications

Deadlines: November 1 for winter programs; April 1 for summer programs unless otherwise listed below.

NEW!!!! Applications are now completed online and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

No submissions are accepted after April 1.

Click here to complete the online application.

You will be asked to select a school - please select Jewish Federation of Southern NJ to begin the application process.

 


Additional scholarship opportunities are available through our supporting agency, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF).
 Click here to learn more!

Teen Israel or Leadership Programs


Funded by the DJE Annual Campaign allocation. 

This fund is for scholarship of demonstrably financially needy teens in grades 9-12 to attend an organized teen Israel experience for three weeks or more, sponsored by a recognized Jewish and/or Zionist organization. 

Jewish Overnight Camp


Funded by the DJE Annual Campaign allocation. 

This fund is for scholarship of demonstrably financially needy children of all ages to attend a Jewish overnight camp. Camps must be sponsored by a recognized Jewish organization and provide Jewish and/or Zionist content as part of their programming. 

BJBI Youth Fund


Funded by the BJBI Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc.

This fund is for scholarship of demonstrably financially needy children and teens to attend a USCJ-sponsored camp or Israel program. Preference is given to children of families who were associated with Beth Jacob Beth Israel synagogue. 

Early Childhood  


In partnership with local early childhood centers and the Saltzman Foundation, financially needy families can apply for up to 50% off tuition assistance. Families must be registered in a Jewish early childhood program to apply.

Applications are due April 15.

For Jewish Educators: BJBI Excellence in Education


Funded by the BJBI Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. 
Deadlines: Rolling

This fund is for scholarship and subsidy of Jewish teachers, administrators, and other professionals involved in Jewish education in our community to participate in professional development and training over and above the regular in-service offerings of their schools and the annual DJE teacher workshops. 

 

These funds are allocated in two ways:

  • As stipends based on a point system. To participate in this program, the school's contract with its teachers must include wording that continued learning is an expectation of the job. 
  • As a subsidy towards participation in international, national, or regional conferences or other intense or extended professional development in related fields. 

 

To apply for this scholarship, contact Jackie Sutnick at jsutnick@jfedsnj.org.