The Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix (CJP) represents the integration of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix and the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.
The Harold & Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Incentive Fund was made possible through a generous endowment established by Harold (z"l) & Jean (z"l) Grossman to encourage Jewish teens to participate in Israel experience programming.
Eligibility & Requirements:
Jewish teens can apply if:
They live in the area served by the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix (Maricopa County)
Are enrolled in the 9-12th Grade (including the summer following graduation)
The program must be at least 16 days in Israel, run by a non-profit organization
Have not already received the Grossman Teen Israel Experience for a prior trip
This is NOT a needs-based scholarship program, this is an incentive grant
In order to receive funding toward an Israel program, it must include all of the following:
Countrywide excursions led by trained madrichim/teachers/guides
Individual participation as part of a larger teen/peer group experience
Lectures, discussions regarding the history of Israel and contemporary issues facing the country
Required for application:
Complete the Application Form
Signed parent and participant agreement
Program Verification to be filled out by your program (found here: https://tinyurl.com/CJPGrossmanVerify )
*IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THIS FORM TO YOUR PROGRAM REGISTRAR/BURSAR AND HAVE THEM COMPLETE IT
One reference letter (to be uploaded to this form)
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for any upcoming Israel trip
The incentive grant awards are made based on program duration. This is not a needs-based grant.
Summer or winter break programs (16 - 21 day programs) $750
Summer experiences (minimum of 22 days) $1,000
Semester programs $1,800
School year program $2,500
Participants only may receive ONE grant from the Grossman Teen Israel Experience Fund
Important funding criteria information:
This is intended for peer trips/experiences only, not for teens as part of a larger group
Experience must include education about both the history of Israel and modern issues facing the country
Questions? Please contact [email protected] or 480.481-1784
Parent and Participant Agreement: All students attending an Israel Experience program are required to follow the rules of their program. Should any of the rules and policies be violated, necessitating that the students be sent home, the parents/students will be required to return in full any Harold and Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience funds received from the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix. I give the Center for Jewish Philanthropy permission to use my name in any publicity and/or marketing materials.