The Harold & Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Incentive Grant Fund was made possible through a generous endowment established by Harold (z"l) & Jean (z"l) Grossman to encourage Jewish teens to participate in Israel experience programming.

Eligibility & Requirements:  

Jewish teens can apply if:

  • They live in the area served by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix (Maricopa County)
  • Are enrolled in the 10-12th Grade (including the summer following graduation)
  • The program must be at least  16 days in Israel, run by a non-profit organization
  • Have not already received the Grossman Teen Israel Experience for a prior trip
  • This is NOT a needs-based scholarship program, this is an incentive grant.  

Program Content: 

In order to receive funding toward an Israel program, it must include all of the following:

  • Countrywide excursions led by trained madrichim/teachers/guides
  • Individual participation as part of a larger group
  • Lectures, discussions regarding the history of Israel and contemporary issues facing the country

Required for application:  

  • Complete the Application Form
  • Sign parent and participant agreement 
  • Israel Program Verification to be filled out by your program found here: jewishphoenix.org/grossmanprogverify
  • One Reference Letter (to be uploaded to this form)
  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for any upcoming Israel trip

Funding Available:

The incentive grant  awards are made based on program duration.  This is not a needs-based grant.  

  • Summer or winter break programs (16 - 21 day programs)  $750
  • Summer experiences (minimum of 22 days) $1,000
  • Semester programs $1,800
  • School year program $2,500

Questions? 

Email: teenisrael@jewishphoenix.org

Call: 480-699-1717 x1874

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