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.




DEADLINES (unless otherwise noted)

December 15 for winter programs

March 9 for summer programs and early childhood programs

For Students


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 DJE's annual allocation from the Jewish Federation's JFund.

Apply here.


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.

Apply here.


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.

Apply here.


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. 

Apply here.

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



Only complete applications will be reviewed.

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.


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.