There is no better way to make meaningful connections than to experience Israel and other overseas Jewish communities for yourself. Federation offers a variety of travel and work opportunities for people of all ages.
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ missions are travel experiences unlike any other and are for people of all ages and all interests. Join us as we explore the past, present, and future of the Jewish people in locations as diverse as Israel, Poland, Cuba, Argentina, Cherkassy, Italy, and Former Soviet Union. Learn more.
Connect to your heritage and build your Jewish identity. There’s no better way to make meaningful connections than to experience Israel for yourself. All Jewish high school students (grade 8 - gap year) who reside in the Greater MetroWest community are eligible to receive a grant from Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ for travel to Israel on an educational peer group trip. Qualified programs include those organized by a synagogue, school, youth group, or organization for a minimum of 10 days. Many programs qualify you to receive a grant. Guidelines apply. Additional need-based funding may be available.
Looking for a teen leadership program with a focus on Jewish identity and growth? Diller Teen Fellows Program is an international partnership that inspires and empowers Jewish teens to be active, effective leaders with a strong Jewish identity, a sense of belonging to their community, the Jewish People and Israel, and a responsibility to the betterment of the world. Learn more.
Spend an incredibly special semester abroad in Israel! Alexander Muss High School in Israel (HIS) has a variety of sessions to choose from ranging from 6 weeks to a full semester to all year. Feedback from MetroWest teens who have studied at HSI has been beyond positive. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more.
This is a JTEEN incentive for teens to try a Jewish service learning experience. If you are a Jewish teen who lives or goes to school in Greater MetroWest NJ and interested in service, but have never done it in a Jewish context before, or if you know a teen like this, we hope that this grant will help Bring Jewish Learning to Life for you! Grants are $250 for programs under 14 day and up to $800 for programs 14 days or longer. Learn more.
RootOne is an ambitious new initiative that aims to help brings tens of thousands of Jewish teens from the U.S. to Israel on immersive summer teen trips. They are providing subsidies of $3,000 for teens entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, or graduating high school who choose to participate in programs offered by one of these five youth serving organizations (YSOs) – BBYO, USY, Ramah, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), and NCSY. Vouchers are limited and are not guaranteed so apply soon! Learn more.
We are thrilled to announce Rishonim IL, a complementary program offered in collaboration with Masa Israel. Rishonim IL is an exclusive gap year program for Greater MetroWest high school graduates, who are engaged in their community and are selected to represent GMW in Israel. This a meaningful way to enhance your leadership skills and make a difference in our Negev partnership communities of Ofakim/Merchavim and Arad and educate our partner communities about Jewish Diaspora. Gain independence and immerse yourself in Israeli life, learn Hebrew and make lifelong connections. For a program outline and to apply, click here. Please contact Amit Stern for more information.
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is proud to partner with Hillel to provide the gift of fun, exciting, and FREE 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. Whether you’re originally from Greater MetroWest, or just working or studying here, we welcome young Jewish adults between the ages of 18-26 to join our trips! Learn more.