One of The Jewish Federation’s top priorities is ensuring a strong, vibrant Jewish future for our children and grandchildren. Our funding of Jewish summer camp incentive grants and scholarships plays an integral role in making this happen. Studies show that Jewish camping experiences foster a lifelong connection to Judaism that often leads to creating future leaders within the community. Furthermore, those who attend Jewish summer camps grow up to be:
37% more likely to light candles regularly for Shabbat
45% more likely to attend synagogue at least once a month
55% more likely to feel very emotionally attached to Israel
However, many families in our community cannot afford to send their kids on this impactful summer journey, which is why The Jewish Federation funds “camperships incentive grants” and camp scholarships to help thousands of families offset the cost of Jewish summer camp tuition. With your generous support of Tour de Summer Camps, we’ll be able to give even more of our kids a transformative camp experience, helping ensure the Jewish future for many generations to come.
Every year The Jewish Federation helps over 1,500 kids experience the great outdoors through Jewish overnight summer camps. Jewish youngsters get to enjoy a traditional summer camp while learning about Jewish culture and exploring their own Jewish identities. Our goal is to provide first time campers with an unforgettable and transforming camping experience.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles addresses the greatest challenges of Jewish life—locally and globally. Today’s world is complicated, but thanks to your help, we care for our most vulnerable and ensure the Jewish future for generations to come. That is the power of community.