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Please note: The My Israel Journey program does not award money toward post-high school long-term programs or Masa Israel Journey programs. If you are in need of financial assistance for such a program, please contact Janese Cassel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service learning opportunities are central to our Teen Initiative and to each supported Israel trip. To prepare for a quality, immersive experience in Israel, as well as to give back to the San Diego Jewish community, all subsidy recipients must contribute a minimum of four hours of community service. These hours must be fulfilled through MOTIV San Diego at motivsandiego.org.
All subsidy recipients and their parents must attend a mandatory pre-trip My Israel Journey orientation session led by the Jewish Federation of San Diego County.
Within 14 days of return from an Israel trip, all participants are required to submit a video or blog post about the experiences to the Jewish Federation of San Diego County.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the San Diego Jewish community once you get back from Israel!
The My Israel Journey subsidy is applied directly to the total trip cost, as determined by the trip provider, and does not cover domestic airfare or other expenses.
No, prior recipients of Federation funding for an Israel trip are not eligible for this subsidy.
You may receive up to $1,500 to use towards your Israel program. Longer programs will not receive additional funds.
If your program costs less than $1,500, you are a very lucky traveler! It is important to remember that all funds are paid directly to the trip provider, not the individual, so domestic airfare and other expenses will not be covered by the subsidy.
You are not eligible to apply through My Israel Journey, but there are alternative support opportunities available. If you are in need of financial assistance for other travel programs, please contact Janese Cassel at email@example.com for more information.
No! Since Birthright eligibility rules have changed, going on an organized trip while in high school will NOT render you ineligible for Birthright once you are of age. Additionally, receiving a subsidy grant from Federation during teen years will not disqualify you from future Masa Israel Journey programs or scholarship (including Federation scholarships).
Yes. Alternative Jewish community service can be used to fulfill your requirement, however, they need to be recorded through Motiv at www.motivsandiego.org