Israel Experience Scholarships

We call it an immersive Israel travel experience. Teens call it a “life-changing experience.” The Foundation’s Israel Experience scholarships provide financial assistance for immersive programs in Israel to help teens explore their Jewish identity.

“There’s no way I could have gone to Israel without the Foundation’s scholarship,” says West Hartford teen Ryan Howe. That’s Ryan inserting good wishes for his family in the Western Wall.

The Foundation offers scholarships worth up to $6,000 per student for programs in Israel lasting from 4 weeks to one semester.  To learn more about the Israel Experience Program, read the Frequently Asked Questions.


All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Jewish high school students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11
  • Are residents of the Greater Hartford area 

Students who have not previously traveled to Israel and demonstrate a financial need receive first priority for scholarships. Rising seniors will have the priority over all applicants in this group. If additional scholarships remain available, students who have previously traveled to Israel and/or do not demonstrate financial need will be considered.


To apply, please fill out the Israel Experience scholarship application.

Applications for the upcoming year must be submited no later than December 1.

Read about Tziyona Goldfischer’s experience in Israel, which was published in West Hartford LIFE.

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