Gift of Israel

Team up with Jewish Federation to give the gift of a lifetime!


Gift of Israel is a cooperative matched savings program between the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, your participating synagogue, and YOU. This program strengthens Jewish identity by helping students afford a trip to Israel.* 


The Jewish Federation's match is provided through contributions to JFund. 

*Gift of Israel may be used by religious school students for a confirmation trip, by day school students for an 8th grade trip, or a similar program. The funds are intended to cover a portion of the cost of an Israel program. Prices of Israel programs vary and the amount of Gift of Israel funds available may not cover the entire cost. 

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Hear first-hand why you should enroll in Gift of Israel:


Children must be enrolled in Jewish education through 10th grade to participate in the Gift of Israel program. Day school students must be enrolled through 8th grade and may use the funds for their 8th grade trip. 


Using Gift of Israel Funds:

Students may use Gift of Israel funds through age 23 to participate in any recognized, educationally-sponsored program to Israel.


Eligible programs include: 

  • Community-sponsored trips
  • Day school trips (including the 8th grade trip)
  • Congregational youth programs
  • National movement trips
  • College study

Open Enrollment & Annual Deposits

New enrollments can be made in the fall. You will receive information from your schools. 


Annual deposits can be made online each year or paid in advance. 



All payments are now done online. 

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Contact us at or 856.751.9500.