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Community Fund for Israel Experience (CFIE)

Scholarships to Baltimore, Maryland Jewish
Youth to Subsidize Educational Trips to Israel

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore - The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE)

Deadline Date:

04/10/18 - For class trips and January semester programs


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Scholarships of up to $2,000 to Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland Jewish high school or one-year post-high school students to subsidize educational trips to Israel. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Funding may be used for class trips, single semester, summer, or gap year programs. Funding is intended to ensure that as many young people as possible have the opportunity to visit and study in Israel, and thereby enhance and develop their Jewish identity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178709

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Up to $1,000 for class trips, single semester or summer programs
- Up to $2,000 for gap year programs
- A scholarship cannot cover more than one-third of the cost of the trip.

Term of Contract:

All programs must begin during the 2018 calendar year.
Gap year programs are for the 2018-2019 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Jewish teen in grades 9-12, or first-year post high school, living in Baltimore City or Baltimore County, or a student participating in a class trip of a Jewish school located in Baltimore City or County may apply.

Funding may not be used for family trips.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for Class Trip and January 2018 semester programs is November 16, 2017.
The deadline for Summer 2018 gap year and other programs in 2018/19 is April 10, 2018.

There are three elements to apply: a CFIE 2018/19 application, an applicant Financial Summary report which is produced upon completion of a FACTS Scholarship application, and a letter of recommendation. See Contact Infomation below for the application links.

For the letter of recommendation, an appropriate source would be anybody who can attest to your need for financial assistance. In the event that you do not share that information with anyone, then a rabbi, principal, teacher or community professional may write a character letter for your child. The ideal letter is one that addresses both your family’s financial reality as well as the character of your child.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Complete the CFIE application online:

Then, complete the FACTS application (Financial Summary):

If you have already completed a FACTS scholarship application for the current school year, call FACTS at 866-315-9262 and ask them to add “Center for Jewish Education” to your completed application. Please make sure that when completing the CFIE application you enter the date that you called FACTS to add CJE to your application.

Additionally, the recommendation form should be completed in any of the following ways:
- Fill out the online form:
- Fax to: 410-735-5001
- Scan and email to
- Mail to:

Center for Jewish Education
5708 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
Att: Reena Roshgadol

For further questions, contact:

Reena Roshgadol
Phone: 410-735-5024

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore City and Baltimore County