Financial Assistance

When you need a helping hand, the Federation is there for you.

If financial burdens overwhelm you, turn to the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey for help. One of our primary goals is helping members of our community when they are in need. In tough times, and in good.



For Students

Early Childhood

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


You will be asked to select a school; please select "Jewish Federation of SNJ".

Jewish Overnight Camp

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. Funded by the Jewish Federation's JFund.

Teen Israel or Leadership Programs

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. Funded by the Jewish Federation's JFund.


BJBI Youth Fund

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 are associated with Beth Jacob Beth Israel synagogue.Funded by the BJBI Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc.




For information on financial aid for  POST HIGH SCHOOL experiences, including GAP year programs, visit the JCF Scholarship Awards page and search for the Freda & Sam Yacker Israel Experience Award to see if you may qualify for an award.

Applications for summer 2021 and early childhood programs are now closed. Please email for assistance.


For help and samples with the application process:

Financial Assistance for SY2021-2022

Summer 2021 Financial Assistance


DEADLINES (unless otherwise noted)

Rolling Application for Summer 2021 programs
    (Jewish overnight camp, teen Israel or leadership programs)

February 1, 2021 for early childhood programs
    (school year 2021-2022)


For more information, please contact

For Educators

BJBI Excellence in Education

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


This fund is 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, email

For Families

Gift of Israel

A cooperative matched savings program that strengthens Jewish identity by helping students afford a trip to Israel.

Learn more here.

Jewish Family & Children's Service 

From family assistance programs, to food pantries, to help with domestic violence, JFCS is there for you. 

Learn more here.

Katz Jewish Community Center

Committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to a part of all of our programs and services, the Katz JCC is pleased to offer financial assistance to those in need through the generous support of the Raymond and Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation.

Learn more here.


Jewish Community Foundation, Inc.

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. provides annual Scholarship & Emerging Leader Awards for deserving recipients in Burlington, Camden, & Gloucester Counties in Southern New Jersey. 


These awards have been created by generous individuals, families, and/or organizations who had the foresight and dedication to help others achieve their educational or career goals. To do so, they utilized the services of the JCF to establish endowment funds that generate monetary awards every year for generations on end. A volunteer committee reviews the applications to determine which applicant(s) best exemplify each available award. All awards are for one year. Award winners may reapply if interested and if they still qualify. 

Learn more here.


Siris Interest-Free Loans

Loans can be provided to help "working" individuals in difficult times obtain academic, vocational, or professional training; start or expand small business interprises; purchase an automobile if required for employment or training; or pay for emergency medical expenses and housing needs.

Learn more here.

Looking for Grants & Awards? Click here.