February 27, 2023

Federation Ensures Jewish Programs for Kids Are Affordable to All

Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ are committed to ensuring that every family that wants their child to participate in Jewish programming is financially able to do so. Through generous donors and funds, we provide a variety of grants and scholarships to make raising your family Jewishly and instilling in your children a sense of Jewish pride more affordable at every age and stage.


A Gift of Jewish Books for Children

PJ Library provides offers every child their own subscription to age-appropriate children’s books about Jewish holidays and values as a special gift from our community! A new book will arrive each month in an envelope addressed to your child.


Early Childhood Education

A gift of education, community, and belonging for your whole family

GMW Right Start provides a $1,000 gift voucher toward the cost of tuition for families enrolling their children in a Jewish 2-year-old school program for the first time. Learn more


Day School Affordability

The Greater MetroWest Day School Initiative offers The Tuition MAX program which sets a ceiling based on a percentage of income as the maximum amount that eligible middle-income families pay, no matter how many children attend the school. Plus:

$1,800 Smart Move Grant

For each family making the Smart Move to Greater MetroWest NJ who register at one of our four excellent Jewish day schools.

$1,800 Smart Switch Grant

For each family making the Smart Switch from a non-day school (public school, private independent school or home-school environment) to one of our four Greater MetroWest Jewish day schools.


Jewish Camp Affordability

Up to $1,000 One Happy Camper NJ Grant

This non-needs-based gift is available to eligible Jewish children and teens toward 150+ overnight camps and teen programs across North America.

The Rocker Family Overnight Camp Scholarship program enables campers with significant financial need, who may not otherwise attend Jewish overnight camp, to be able to do so.

A special grant opportunity for Russian Speaking Jewish (RSJ) Families awards a one-time gift of $500 toward their tuition at Jewish overnight camp.


Teen Travel Grants

Destination: Jewish Service Learning Grant provides up to $800 for teen service-focused programs through JTEEN.

Passport to Israel offers up to $400 from Federation toward teen Israel experiences through Global Connections.

RootOne offers vouchers up to $3,000 for teen Israel experiences.