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Temple Sinai is proud to be able to offer financial support to our teens and young adults – both need-based scholarships and merit awards - that encourage and enable participation in meaningful and impactful Jewish education experiences. Due to the generosity of Sinai members, we are fortunate to have several funding sources which help support these efforts and ensure that finances are not a barrier for participation.

Parent(s) or the applicant must be a member in good standing at Temple Sinai. The program for which support is requested must take place between Summer 2023 and the conclusion of Summer 2024.

The deadline to apply for all scholarships and awards is February 15, 2024.

Need-Based Scholarships

Temple Sinai offers two need-based scholarships to support our high school and college students as they embark upon Jewish experiences.  

1.    Lichtenstein Family Israel Scholarships
The Brenda & Mark Lichtenstein Israel Endowment Fund scholarship provides need-based scholarships of at least $2,000 to be used for trips organized by a Jewish entity, including schooling in Israel. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-26 by the application deadline

Requirements of Scholarship Recipients: Recipients of the Lichtenstein scholarship are asked to do the following upon completion of their program:

    • If in high school, help to plan Israel program for Noar and/or teens at Sinai.  If in college or out of college, share your experience through a blog and pictures.
    • Send a thank you note to the Lichtenstein family sharing a highlight of the experience. 

2.    Youth & Teen Jewish Experience Scholarships

Temple Sinai offers need-based scholarships for youth and teens to participate in an approved Jewish education experience (eg. Israel travel, Jewish overnight camp, leadership programs, social action experiences, Sinai grade-level travel experiences, etc.).  

Requirements of Scholarship Recipients: Recipients of the Youth & Teen Jewish Experience scholarship are asked to send a thank you note to the funder sharing a highlight of the experience. 

CLICK HERE to apply for our Lichtenstein and Youth & Teen Experiences Need-Based Scholarships.

Merrill & Sheila Wynne Judaic Experience Award

One $5,000 award will be given to a student to be used toward an approved Jewish camping, social justice, education, or Israel program. The competitive Wynne Award is merit-based and intended to honor a recipient’s desire to pursue a transformative Jewish experience. Applicants must be between the age of 15-23 by the application deadline.

Requirements of Award Winner:  Recipients of the Wynne award are asked to do the following upon completion of their program:

  • Present a summary report or blog article to share with the congregation.
  • Present a D'var Torah about their experience during a Shabbat Service.
  • Send a thank you note to the Wynne family sharing a highlight of their experience.

CLICK HERE to apply for the Wynne Judaic Experience Award.

Please email Rabbi Ron Segal, Charles S. Ackerman Senior Director of Learning & Engagement with questions.

Disclaimer: Deliberations and decisions of the scholarship and award committees are final and confidential. Temple Sinai retains the right to use scholarship essays once they have been submitted as part of the scholarship applications.


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