Since the onset of Covid-19, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has been steadfast in its commitment to addressing our community’s needs, from providing essential resources for vulnerable populations to keeping our community connected. While Covid-19 remains an acute risk, our primary concern continues to be the safety and well-being of all community members. At this time, we support extreme caution in regard to international travel, including trips to Israel. The Federation is suspending the POST Partnership Israel Experience Incentive Awards and the Israel Experience Financial Aid Scholarships. Please feel free to check back later in 2021 for any updates.
POST Partnership Israel Experience Incentive Award
Accepted applicants will receive a $500 incentive award toward their Israel trips, paid directly to the trip providers on behalf of the travel participant.
Eligibility for this incentive award:
- Applicant’s first trip to Israel on a youth program
- Applicant lives in Greater Los Angeles area
- Applicant must be a high school student at the time of travel or a high school graduate under 18 years of age at the time of travel
- Program length is 2 weeks to 4 months
- Program cost is over $3,000.
Israel Experience Incentive Award applications are considered on a rolling basis.
*In lieu of an application fee, we encourage you to make a gift to The Jewish Federation to help make Israel experiences more accessible.
**If the applicant is a member of one of our partner synagogues, the synagogue may match the POST partnership incentive aware with $250. Please contact your synagogue directly to inquire about this option. You may still apply for the incentive award without receiving matching funds.**
Israel Experience Financial Aid Scholarships
The Federation offers a need-based Israel youth travel scholarship for families seeking additional financial support. You may apply for both the incentive award and the need-based scholarship. Need-based scholarship applicants must meet the same eligibility requirements as for the POST Partnership Incentive Award (see above) and show a need for additional support.
Check out JKidla’s website to learn more about Israel trips for teens.