Jewish education is expensive! We understand, and know that many of you require financial assistance to make Jewish school and camp experiences possible for your children. Many Jewish preschools and ALL Jewish day schools, religious schools, camps and special needs programs have funding in place to help you.
We encourage you to speak directly with the staff at the programs you are considering for financial aid information. Every institution has its own financial aid policies and processes and they are not all capable of giving at the same level. BJE funds are only distributed through the schools. It is best to ask early and to disclose honestly and thoroughly the information requested of you.
Sleep Away Camp
One Happy Camper, a program of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, is a great resource for families sending children to Jewish sleep-away camp for the first time. Generous grants are available through One Happy Camper! http://onehappycamper.org or (323) 761-8320
Thinking about private Jewish high school for your kids? Afraid you might not qualify for tuition assistance? As of 2009, the Jim Joseph High School Affordability Initiative has provided partial tuition assistance to qualifying 9th-12th graders who enroll at one of the following five schools:
- Milken Community High School
- New Community Jewish High School
- Shalhevet High School
- YULA Boys High School
- YULA Girls High School
To see if you qualify go to: http://bjela.org/HSgrant
Interest Free Loans
Through the provision of interest-free loans, Free Loan Association (JFLA) assists families in spreading out their payments for Jewish schooling and camp. Contact email@example.com or (323) 761-8830, (818) 464-3331, http://jfla.org