Temple Emanu-El values our youth and their continued Jewish and secular education. We hope to make our youth's learning experiences engaging and impactful, as well as affordable. Please let our rabbis know if your child is in need of assistance by filling out the confidential form below. Camp Scholarship Deadline November 21, 2023.
Alternatively, if you are passionate about our mission to make Jewish education affordable and accessible to all of our kids, please consider contributing to one of the Temple Emanu-El Education funds.
Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships
Attending Jewish overnight camp is one of the most impactful experiences a child or teen can have to create lasting, positive Jewish experiences that build proud Jewish adults. Temple Emanu-El believes that families who make Judaism an active part of their daily lives will build strong Jewish identities for adults and children alike. Our families are already committed to Jewish education through day-schools or attending the Diamond Family Religious School, but this only covers nine months of the year.
We know that giving your child(ren) the experience of Jewish overnight camp is a significant investment. Thankfully, Temple Emanu-El has generous donors who enable us to provide scholarships to lessen the cost of camp tuition. Temple Emanu-El camp scholarships are open to any members in good standing of the congregation. The process is simple and confidential. Please complete the form below so we can process your application as soon as possible.
Other camp scholarship resources include:
One Happy Camper Scholarships ($1000 for the first summer, $500 for the second summer)
Jewish Federation of Atlanta Need-Based Camp Scholarship
Also, check with your Jewish overnight camp to see what scholarships they offer.
The Dick Wilson Scholarship Fund
The Dick Wilson Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dick Wilson, a long-time member of Temple Emanu-El. Dick was active in a wide variety of synagogue activities and a big supporter of those that focused on learning. Education and lifelong learning were extremely important to Dick, making this scholarship fund a fitting tribute to a true mensch.
Candidates for this scholarship will be evaluated based on several criteria: academic performance, involvement in the synagogue and Jewish community, extra-curricular activities and leadership positions, and financial need.
The fund awards scholarships to the children of member families to help defray the cost of their first year of college.
NFTY SAR Event Scholarships
NFTY-SAR has a limited number of need-based partial scholarships for URJ and NFTY events/programs. These programs include NFTY-SAR Regional Events, NFTY Special interest programs, NFTY Convention, URJ Biennial, NFTY in Israel, Mitzvah Corps programs and/or URJ Heller High (Formerly NFTY-EIE).
Scholarships awarded for 2-3 day events are usually between $25 and $75. Scholarships for NFTY Convention and summer programs will usually range between $150 and $500.
CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION PROCESS: NFTY-SAR partners with Temple Emanu-El in awarding scholarships to events. After you fill out the form below, your answers will be shared with your rabbis, and you will receive one response indicating how much you're receiving in scholarship from Temple Emanu-El and from NFTY-SAR.
MULTI-EVENT SCHOLARSHIPS: In an attempt to streamline the application process, you can now apply once for the whole school year's regional events. You will still need to apply separately for non-regional events and summer programs. But if you generally need a $50 scholarship to attend regional events, you just need to fill out this form once for the year.
Apply for NFTY SAR Scholarships HERE