We believe in singing Hebrew songs at the top of our lungs at Jewish summer camp! We know that Jewish summer camp is one of the most meaningful and life-changing experiences for kids and teens—and one of the most expensive.
The Federation’s Needs-Based Camp Scholarship Fund is just one example of how we are helping those in need and engaging the next generation in Jewish life! Jewish summer camp is a life-changing experience, proven to impact Jewish identity into adulthood. Unfortunately, it is also becoming increasingly cost prohibitive for families. Federation is here to help and together with the camps WE are making a difference!
Here is the latest – 2015 Camp Scholarship Statistics:
- Total number of applicants = 234 (compared to 228 in 2014)
- Total awards = 209 (compared to 168 in 2014)
- Total dollars awarded this year – approximately $94,000
- Maximum awarded per child this year was $1,500 for families in greatest need
You can help children locally and abroad experience the joys of camp today in three ways:
|Give to change lives locally and globally through a gift to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation Community Campaign, which builds community, cares for the welfare of Jews everywhere, and maximizes participation in Jewish life.||Volunteer by investing your time—make calls at a Call for Change phone-a-thon, join a committee, or become a campaigner.SIGN UP TO CALL FOR CHANGE||Engage by exploring the many ways to get involved with Federation, from attending an event to exploring leadership opportunities, to hopping on our upcoming Campaigner’s Mission!JOIN THE CAMPAIGNERS’ MISSION|