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 your costs, up to $1,000! Candidates are invited to submit their applications for consideration until April 30, 2021.


  • You’re an incoming or current high school student
  • You have applied or been accepted to go on an organized trip to Israel this summer 2021
  • You are committed to strengthening your knowledge and understanding of your Jewish heritage
  • If selected, you agree behave in a manner that reflects positively on your home community
  • If selected, you agree to submit at least two photos and captions about your Israel experience to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. We may publish them on social media, our website, and/or in other marketing collateral.
  • *Upon your return, we want you to share your experience with others! If selected, agree to volunteer with the JCC within a year of your return to share what you have learned during your time in Israel.


  1. Please fill out our application and submit it to Shira Zandani, Acting Director, Israeli Center at by April 30, 2021.
  2. 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 Israel summer experience.
  3. You’ll hear back from us by mid-May.

Thank you for your interest in our Israel Summer Experience Scholarship! May your summer in Israel be filled with meaning and adventure!