Essie and Reuben Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
This special, need based scholarship is available to assist Dallas Jewish children entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2019 who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend Jewish overnight camps. Since the creation of this fund, over 300 campers from Dallas, Denton or Collin counties have been able to attend camp. The unique feature of this scholarship fund is both the applicants AND the review committee are anonymous, meaning the committee reviews the applications after all personal information has been redacted and members of the committee are known only by a select group of DJCF staff members. Even the DJCF Chairman of the Board does not knows who the committee members are! This high level of confidentiality is to insure the families can maintain their pride while requesting scholarship assistance.
To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, a family must demonstrate financial need and the eligible camp must be a nonprofit overnight residential camp affiliated with a Jewish organization in the United States. We welcome all applicants who fit the need, age criteria, and eligibility requirement. Repeat applicants will be considered, with priority given to first time campers.
The application will close March 6, 2019, with notification in early April.
The application must include the following:
- The first page of the most recent 1040 (2017 or 2018) for the household(s), scanned and emailed with the application.
If you request assistance from your synagogue, temple, the camp itself or any of the below be sure to include that on your application. The following agencies may provide financial assistance as well.
Information furnished is treated with the strictest confidentiality.
of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.