Jewish teens ages 13-18 who live in the Greater Los Angeles area are eligible to apply for financial aid.

There are no deadlines — we accept applications on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available. In order to receive the funds, you must apply at least one month in advance of your program start date. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is turned in with sufficient time for the Financial Aid Committee to review it.

The Incentive Grant only requires an online application. The Need-Based Financial Aid requires a copy of your family’s current tax return and W-2 in addition to the application.

No, there is no application fee for this program.

A short-term immersive activity includes programs lasting up to 7 days such as weekend retreats or Shabbatons with a Jewish youth group, Jewish service learning programs, or other Jewish year-round activities that are program- and travel-based.

Jewish summer camp, Israel trips, and day school or religious school Shabbatons are activities that do not qualify for this program.

Yes! You are eligible for the incentive financial aid if it is your first time attending an activity with a specific organization, or if it is your first time attending a short-term immersive Jewish activity altogether.

No, you can still receive Need-Based Financial Aid if you have previously attended programs through your program provider.

The amount will vary depending on your family’s financial situation and the cost of the program.

For additional information, contact Rebecca Weiner at