Money is available for Jewish summer camps and trips to Israel
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth Goldberg and Selma Loney Jewish Youth Awards. These awards are intended to help local Jewish youth to participate in enrichment programs such as Jewish summer camps and trips to Israel.
These awards have been helping our youth to attend fun and valuable Jewish programs since 1998, due to a generous endowment from Ruth Goldberg’s estate, and later a subsequent endowment from Selma Loney’s in 2001. Both of these women were strong supporters of Hadassah and Young Judaea. The original endowments were meant exclusively for Young Judaea programs, but recently the scope of the fund has been expanded to include a larger variety of Jewish opportunities for youth.
Applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a member of Beit Am or of Hadassah and must reside in Linn, Benton, Lincoln, or Polk Counties. Application must be received by March 27, 2017.
A completed application includes 1) the 2-page application form (as a cover letter), 2) answers to the application questions and 3) two letters of recommendation. Details and instructions for applying are included in the application. SEE THE "Attachment" BELOW.
DONATE TO THE JEWISH YOUTH AWARDS FUND - The fund's goal is to deepen our youth's connection to Judaism by helping kids afford fun Jewish experiences such as camps and trips to Israel. Please consider donating to this fund.