Give your child

THE GIFT OF ISRAEL:
FREE money towards a priceless Teen Israel trip

This no-risk MATCHing fund allows you to DOUBLE your contribution with a match from The Jewish Federation & your synagogue.
 

All you have to do is…
 

  1. Sign up your child anytime between grades 3 – 6 The matching funds start as soon as you sign up your child- the earlier you sign up the more matching dollars you receive.
     
  2. Make a yearly payment with the online portal
     
  3. Request the money when your child takes their Israel trip
     

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. 

THE ONLINE PORTAL FOR DEPOSITS AND NEW ENROLLMENTS WILL BE OPEN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2019.

 

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

Requirements: 

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

ENROLL, MAKE A PAYMENT, OR CLOSE ACCOUNT

Open an account - COMING SOON
 

Make a payment to an existing account - COMING SOON
 

Make a payment to an existing account and ADD ENROLL an additional child - COMING SOON

 

Close an account  - complete this online form.

 

Ready to use the funds for a trip? Request the money (including the match) here. (You must download the form. If your child is going on a synagogue or day school trip - they will collect this form. For all other programs, email the form to goi@jfedsnj.org) 

Gift of Israel
NEW FUNDING MODEL

Grade

Family May Pay Up To*

Jewish Federation Match

Synagogue Match

TOTAL

3

$300.00

$175.00

$125.00

$600.00

4

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$500.00

5

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$500.00

6

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$500.00

7

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$500.00

8

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$500.00

9

$250.00

$150.00

$100.00

$500.00

 

$1,800.00

$1,075.00

$725.00

$3,600.00

* A minimum payment of $100/year is required.

The amount you pay up to $250/year will be matched.

You may pay the full amount in advance.

Current families - what does the new funding model mean for you???

GOOD NEWS! You can now deposit up to $250/year (until grade 9) and the community will match that amount!

Questions? Contact us at goi@jfedsnj.org or 856.751.9500 X1118