A quality Jewish education can be expensive. We know and understand that many families require financial assistance to make Jewish school and camp experiences possible for your children. Many Jewish preschools and ALL Jewish day schools, religious schools, camps, and special needs programs have funding in place to help you.
We encourage you to speak directly with the staff at the programs you are considering for financial aid information. Every institution has its own financial aid policies, processes, and giving capacities. BJE funds are only distributed through the schools. It is best to ask early and to disclose honestly and thoroughly the information requested of you.
Sleep Away Camp
Generous grants are available through One Happy Camper! One Happy Camper (a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles) is a great resource for families sending children to Jewish sleep-away camp for the first time. https://www.jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper or (323) 761-8345.
Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers
$1,000 grant for campers enrolled for 19+ consecutive days.
$700 grant for campers enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days.
*Only campers who have never attended camp for any period of time are eligible for first-time camper grants. Campers must be entering grades 2-12 in the Fall following the summer camp session and cannot be enrolled in Jewish day school, yeshiva or an overnight Jewish camp in California.
Through the provision of interest-free loans, Free Loan Association (JFLA) assists families in spreading out their payments for Jewish schooling and camp. Contact [email protected] or (323) 761-8830, https://www.jfla.org/