Essie and Reuben Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
This special, need-based scholarship assists Dallas Jewish children entering grades 3-8 next fall who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend Jewish overnight camps. Since the creation of this fund, over 300 campers from Dallas, Denton and Collin counties have been able to attend camp.
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 unique feature of this scholarship fund is both the applicants AND the review committee are anonymous. The committee reviews the applications only after all personal information has been redacted while members of the committee are known only by a select group of DJCF staff members. Even the DJCF Chairman of the Board does not know who the committee members are! This high level of confidentiality ensures the families maintain their pride while requesting scholarship assistance.
The application must include the following:
- The first page of the most recent 1040 (2020, 2021 or Estimated 2021) for the household(s), scanned and emailed with the application.
- Applications must be submitted via email. Once the application is downloaded, and completed, save it and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you request more than 50% assistance, please also request from your synagogue, temple, the camp itself or any of the below. Please be sure to include this on your application. The following agencies may provide financial assistance as well:
Applications and tax forms must have been received by January 25, 2022 to be considered.
Information you provide in the application is held in strict confidence.
To maintain fairness, no application is reviewed until after the process closes.