Summer Scholarships

Temple Emanu-El YL+E, with the support of Women of Reform Judaism and Brotherhood, is proud to offer partial need-based scholarships for our youth to attend Jewish summer experiences. We partner with several other Jewish organizations who grant scholarships for immersive summer experiences, including Jewish camps and travel to Israel. Families who apply for Temple Emanu-El summer scholarships must have a Temple account that is in good standing and apply to multiple organizations for scholarship besides Temple Emanu-El. The entire process is confidential.

Application deadlines for summer scholarships vary but most occur in the fall. You can contact the specific scholarship you’re applying for to get an exact deadline.

SUMMER IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

To apply for a summer immersive experience scholarship, click the link below.

Families who apply will be notified of their scholarship award amount in early February.

To apply for summer scholarships, families must apply separately for every scholarship opportunity for which they are eligible. The following organizations also provide need-based scholarships for Temple Emanu-El and Dallas youth to participate in Jewish summer experiences.

JEWISH CHILDREN’S REGIONAL SERVICE (JCRS)

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) provides scholarships for campers to attend Jewish sleep-away camp. For more information and the application, click here.

ESSIE AND ROBERT ROSENBLOOM JEWISH OVERNIGHT CAMPING FUND

Essie and Robert Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund provides scholarships for campers to attend Jewish sleep-away camp. The fund is organized through the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. For more information click here.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER DALLAS

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas provides scholarships for teen summer trips to Israel. For more information and to begin the application process click here.

ONE HAPPY CAMPER (OHC)

One Happy Camper (OHC) provides first-time campers participating in an overnight summer program of 19 days or longer with a $1,000 grant. For more information and the application, click here.

GREENE FAMILY CAMP (GFC)

Greene Family Camp (GFC) provides scholarships to campers attending GFC. For more information click here.

URJ 6 POINTS SPECIALTY CAMPS

URJ 6 Points Specialty Camps take place around the country, focusing on sports, sci-tech and the creative arts. Each camp offers scholarship opportunities on their individual websites, which you can access from here.

CONSECRATION CERTIFICATES

Provides first-time campers at Greene Family Camp who were consecrated at Temple Emanu-El with a $200 discount on a session at GFC the summer after 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade. Please notify GFC of your intent to use your Consecration Certificate when registering for camp.

If you don’t see your camp on this list, please reach out to them directly for available scholarship opportunities. Most camps do offer financial assistance.

Questions? Need more information? ​Please contact:
Meredith Pryzant, Director of Member Support
214.706.0000 ext. 3802