Scholarships Help Send More Israeli Youth to Summer-Camp Programs
The Fellowship | August 15, 2023
The Fellowship is making sure that even children from families in need can attend a summer camp and feel supported while not in school, reports JNS:
For years, the IFCJ has been supporting camps run by the Israeli Ministry of Education and local authorities to help families struggling during summer vacation. With additional funding from a Canadian supporter of Israel, the Fellowship has been able to double support this year for the Israel Summer Camps Forum “Matan” summer camps, paying for 1,000 boys and girls from families that can’t afford camp.
IFCJ president Yael Eckstein said that “the challenges for families confronting poverty and other social struggles become that much more challenging when children are out of school. Our hope in funding these programs is to give these children a sense that they are being cared for and not being forgotten, and to just be kids.”