OUR MISSION

 

The Federation fosters Jewish communal life through the spirit of tzedakah (righteousness) and tikkun olam (social justice). The Federation's mandate is to initiate, to coordinate and to preserve activities, which strengthen Jewish life locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

 



WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE!

The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor believes in the value of Israel experiences for teenagers.

 

To help make participation in these trips possible, we administer two programs that provide financial assistance to high school students from Greater Ann Arbor.

 

CONTACT

Max Glick

734-677-0100 ext 228

max@jewishannarbor.org

  • SUSAN L LICHTER MEMORIAL ENDOWED ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Each year, two scholarships are available for $2,500 each to two local high school students. The scholarship application includes the submission of an essay. All essays will be reviewed blind by a review committee.

    At the conclusion of the Israel experience, each recipient will be required to submit a second essay describing his/her experiences and insights gained during their time in Israel. Both essays will be published in the Washtenaw Jewish News.

    Applications for 2017 are now closed.

    Each year, two scholarships are available for $2,500 each to two local high school students. The scholarship application includes the submission of an essay. All essays will be reviewed blind by a review committee.

    At the conclusion of the Israel experience, each recipient will be required to submit a second essay describing his/her experiences and insights gained during their time in Israel. Both essays will be published in the Washtenaw Jewish News.

    Applications for 2017 are now close...

  • FEDERATION'S ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIPS

    Depending upon the number of applicants, the amount of this scholarship will vary, with the maximum being $1,000 per student.

    Scholarship recipients will be asked to share their experiences after their trip.

    Applications for 2017 are now closed.

    Depending upon the number of applicants, the amount of this scholarship will vary, with the maximum being $1,000 per student.

    Scholarship recipients will be asked to share their experiences after their trip.

    Applications for 2017 are now closed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

APPLICANTS

  • Must be a high school student.
  • Must be from the Greater Ann Arbor area.
  • Must be planning to travel to Israel on a summer, semester or gap year (between high school and university) program. (Funds are not available for college-age students participating in post-gap year experiences.)

 

PROGRAMS

  • Must be at least four weeks in length.
  • Must be organized by an approved provider.

APPROVED PROVIDERS

  • MASA gap year programs
  • Summer and semester programs sponsored by national youth movements.
  • Programs sponsored by educational institutions
  • Programs listed on the Jewish Agency's Israel Experiences website.

FAQ

 

How many financial awards can I apply for?

Applicants may apply for both the Susan L. Lichter Memorial Scholarship and the Israel Experience Subsidy.

 

How many financial awards am I eligible for?

Applicants are eligible for only one Federation subsidy. Applications will not be accepted for award recipients seeking a second subsidy intended to support participation in a second program.

 

How are award payments made?

Payment is made directly to the program in which the participant is enrolled.