Jewish & Israeli Life

Israel Summer Experience Scholarship


The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is pleased to offer merit based scholarships to deserving teenagers participating in an organized summer trip to Israel. It's your chance to explore your Jewish heritage and all that our beloved homeland has to offer.

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Are you a teenager headed to Israel this summer on an organized program? The JCC on the Palisades pleased to offer scholarships to four deserving individuals to cover costs, up to $1,000! Candidates are invited to submit their applications for consideration each spring.

We are looking for Bergen County residents who are committed to strengthening their knowledge and understanding of their Jewish heritage and sharing their experiences with our community. Our goal is to broaden access to all that Israel has to offer. During your trip, we’ll ask you to share some photos with us to post on social media to uplift and inspire our community. Then, we look forward to hearing all about your experiences upon your return. Incoming or current high school students who have applied or been accepted to go on an organized summer trip to Israel are welcome to apply.

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Please fill out our application and submit it to Shira Zandani, Director, Israeli Center at All applicants will be invited to schedule an interview with our scholarship committee, during which we will ask you to share more about your yourself, your interests and your goals in participating in an Israeli summer experience.

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