The Destination Jewish Service Learning grant is an initiative of JTEEN-GMW. JTEEN-GMW stands for the Jewish Teen Educational Experiences Network of Greater MetroWest, aiming to help build strong Jewish identity through educational experiences. One way to build such an identity is through Jewish Service Learning via teen travel programs.
Please Review the Following Information Before Applying:
Programs under 14 days are eligible for a maximum $250 grant. Program 14 days or longer are eligible for a maximum $800 grant.
“Destination: Jewish Service Learning” provides generous grants from the Cooperman Family Foundation that are awarded to civic minded high school applicants, living or going to school in the Greater MetroWest region of NJ, as an incentive to engage in Jewish Service Learning programs.
Applicants may be awarded a grant as long as they meet the following criteria:
- Pre-departure interview
- You attend one or more JTEEN University class (in person or via Zoom)
- You agree to participate in one or more local Jewish Service Learning events organized through JTEEN and/or the Jewish Federation before your trip departs.
- You are a high schooler living or going to school in the Greater MetroWest region of New Jersey.
Grants are not need-based and are awarded conditionally, with a limit of funding going to each specific trip.
Please be aware that each individual trip has a cap on the number of grants it can be awarded.
In addition, grants may no longer be available once our overall funds for the given year have been allocated.