Harold & Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Scholarship Fund

Going on an education trip? Don't forget to apply for a grant from: Harold and Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Scholarship Fund


The Harold & Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Incentive Grant was made possible by a generous endowment  the Grossman family established at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, offers funding to encourage teens to participate in an Israel Experience program of at least a one-week duration.


o Ages 15-18
o Living in the area served by the Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix 
o Attending an educational trip in Israel at least 1 week long


Eligible programs include: 
o Teen Summer Programs
o High-school Academic Programs
o Volunteer Programs
o Gap year programs


The exact amount of the scholarship varies depending on the length of the trip and available funds. The amount is determined following the interview process. To ensure timely processing applications should be submitted at least two months prior to scheduled departure of the applicant's selected Israel Experience Program. 


How to apply:

Download .pdf application.

Contact Harriet Colan at 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Please return filled application to the Israel Center 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 203, Scottsdale AZ 85254.


Alexander Muss High School in Israel


An 8-week program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The program offers full high-school and college credit and well as 16 trips within Israel. Five sessions are available throughout the year. To learn more about Alexander Muss contact Elaine Hirsch from the Bureau of Jewish Education in Phoenix at elainh@bjephoenix.org

BBYO Passport: Israel


BBYO trips are available to members and non-members. The trips embrace pluralistic Jewish values and designed for any Jewish Teen regardless of affiliation. BBYO offers teen trips to various destinations worldwide including trips to Israel and trips that combine Israel and other destinations. Trip lengths range from 15-42 days.

Naale Elite Academy


Spend 10-12th grade in Israel in a free three-year high school program that covers all costs including airfare and even provides you with pocket money. Motivated and mature young men and women who are entering the 10th grade (ages of 14 years and 9 months and 16 years and 6 months) may apply. Graduates receive an Israeli Matriculation (Bagrut) that is equivalent to a high school diploma and recognized by top universities and colleges.

NFTY in Israel


NFTY is the youth group of the Union for Reform Judaism. NFTY offer summer programs in Israel as well as summer programs that combine Israel and Europe. NFTY also offer a program for teens with special needs. NFTY's high school program EIE combines touring Israel, the experience of living on a Kibbutz and earning high school credit. Trip lengths range from 4-6.5 weeks.

USY Summer Programs


United Synagogue Youth (USY) is a youth group based on conservative ideology. USY offers a variety of summer programs in Israel as well as programs that combine Israel and Eastern Europe, Poland or Italy. USY programs may include Gadna week, a week of Israeli military simulation and various community service options.

Young Judea Summer Programs


Young Judea is the Zionist youth group of Hadassah. Young Judea offer 4.5 week summer programs that can include a special interest week that is tailored to the individual participant. Young Judea also offers a subsidized 4-week trip that focuses on Israel Advocacy, public speaking and peer leadership.

Tzofim Chetz V'Keshet


Tzofim Chetz V'Keshet (CVK) is a month long Israel Summer Program for teens ages 14-18, from North America and all over the world. Through CVK's immersion program, for one month participants are absorbed into the culture, heritage, language, and society as they hike, bike, and tour the country.

NCSY Summer Programs 


NCSY is a youth organization affiliated with Orthodox Judaism but their programs are open to any Jewish teen regardless of affiliation. NCSY offers coed as well as boy-only and girl-only programs. NCSY offers programs with a variety of focuses including: Torah study, volunteering, leadership and sports. NCSY also offers a trip that combines Spain, Gibraltar and Israel.

Ramah Jerusalem High School


Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim (TRY) is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who want to make Jerusalem their home for a full or partial semester as they study and travel throughout Israel. TRY is a journey of Jewish identity, self-discovery and community building. Students receive full high school credit; college credit available. Spring semester students travel to Poland as part of the Israel/Jewish History course. Accredited by the Middle States Association.