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Jewish United Fund (JUF) Sponsored Programs

 

A. jBaby Chicago

Camp Am Yisrael is a proud grant recipient of jBaby Chicago of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. Please share this link with any family or friends who have children who are newborn through 3.5 years old: https://www.amyisrael.org/campamyisrael

 

B. One Happy Camper:

 

The Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago offer opportunities to make sure that every child has access to an unforgettable Jewish summer experience.  One Happy Camper offers incentive grants of up to $1,000 for children attending nonprofit, Jewish overnight camp for the first time for 19 days or longer: https://www.juf.org/guide/detail.aspx?id=432004 

 

C. Ta’am Yisrael (8thGrade):

Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE), the Ta’am Yisrael (Taste of Israel) program offers 8thGraders the opportunity to tour Israel with a group of peers from the Chicago area. The purpose of Ta’am Yisrael is to instill a greater love and commitment to Israel. Mr. Sherman recently staffed Ta’am Yisrael and endorses it highly. The foundations that have conducted research on Jewish continuity attribute visiting our Jewish homeland Israel as one of the most powerful experiences for maintaining a lasting positive Jewish identity. Ta’am Yisrael was chosen for the prestigious Slingshot award as an inspiring and innovative organization. 8thGraders and their families have a choice of Ta’am Yisrael trips this academic year: (1) Feb 17-25, 2019 or (2) Mar 24-Apr 1, 2019. The Jewish United Fund put together this fantastic video to illustrate the Ta’am Yisrael experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu7qpgmqKPE

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D. Trips to Israel:

Taken from JUF’s website: www.juf.org: Bring Jewish identity and history to life with a trip to Israel.

High School students, college students, and young adults are eligible for dozens of Israel experience programs arranged by age group, personal interest and duration of travel. Each trip offers the opportunity to make new friends, connect to the Jewish homeland and visit historical and holy sites. Choose from 10-day trips, summer adventures, and semester or year-long study programs. Gleivy deSouza in our synagogue office coordinates the SKIP: Send-A-Kid-to-Israel Program. For more details on SKIP, please email Gleivy at gdesouza@amyisrael.org or call her at our office 847-446-7215. For details on all of these exciting programs, please go to https://www.juf.org/israel_experience/default.aspx.

 

E. PJ Library:

For children 6 months through 8 years, please sign up to receive books and CD’s from PJ Library:

https://pjlibrary.org/communities/chicago/69516

 

F. PJ Our Way:

For children ages 9 through 11 years, please help them sign up so they can choose their own Jewish-themed books: http://www.pjourway.org

Sun, May 19 2019 14 Iyyar 5779