We have the resources to help teens discover Israel and connect with their Jewish identity, all while making new friends. Give your teen the opportunity to experience Israel’s spirit, innovation, people, history, and sites in person.

Israel Teen Travel Scholarship Information and Application

CJP is pleased to support the community and our teens with Israel Teen Travel Scholarships, which support Greater Boston. The application is now open. For questions, please contact teentravelisrael@cjp.org. To be considered for an Israel Teen Travel Scholarship up to $1,800, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student is 19 years of ages or younger
  • Acceptance into a summer travel program, semester abroad program, or gap year program, lasting a minimum of 12 days. Trips must be peer programs organized by non-profit organizations, and provide an educational framework that helps teens experience and connect to the land of Israel and their Jewish identity.
  • Student/family household income is less than $185,000 annually or the student/family can demonstrate financial need
  • The student has not previously received an Israel Teen Travel Scholarship from CJP
  • The student lives in CJP's catchment area, or belongs to a synagogue or JCC or attends a Jewish day school within CJP’s catchment area.

Currently, the Israel Teen Travel Scholarship does not cover students who are enrolled in college. If you are a college student, please see the CJP Campus page.

Applications for the Israel Teen Travel Scholarship are open year round. Awards and notifications for gap years and fall semester programs will be announced mid-April. Awards and notifications for winter and spring semester programs will be announced mid-December. Awards and notifications for summer travel will be announced mid-April.

Explore some of the Israel programs teens from Greater Boston have experienced. CJP does not endorse specific teen trips, but provides these examples to help you start or refine your search.

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Seeded by a generous gift from The Marcus Foundation and powered by the Jewish Education Projects, RootOne will provide major subsidies for trip participants, invest in elevating trip curricula and experiences, and work with its partners to create deeper pre- and post-trip engagement opportunities to help strengthen participants' Jewish identities and connections to Israel before they begin college. Visit RootOne to learn more about eligible programs and the application process.


Brett Lubarsky