Not sure which program is right for you? CLICK HERE.

Need funding? 
CLICK HERE for all the available resources.


Or apply for a scholarship now!

Deadline for all applications: April 15*, 2016

(*Final Interview Date is April 6, 2016)

Get FREE Money for a Trip to Israel!

Passport to IsraelA savings program that provides matching funds - children and teens, enrollment eligible for grades 1–9! CLICK HERE for more! 

Current Passport Fundholders - You can make a deposit into your existing Passport to Israel account anytime through Donorsphere - CLICK HERE to access your account. If you have questions, please contact us at 412.992.5208 or

Teens and young adults

  • Jewish Federation Scholarships
    Federation offers both need-based and non-need-based scholarships to send teens to Israel.

Click here to apply online for a non-need based scholarship.

Click here to download an application for a need-based scholarship.

  • Central Scholarship and Loan Referral Service

    For students in accredited higher education, including in Israeli institutions.
    WEBSITE | 412-422-7200 |

  • MASA Israel Journey Grants and Scholarships

    For gap-year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs for adults ages 18–30.
    WEBSITE 866-864-3279

  • Zionist Organization of America

    Up to 3 scholarships yearly, for high school students entering junior or senior year.
    412-665-4630 |


  • Hebrew Free Loan Association

    Interest-free loans, including for Israel travel.
    WEBSITE | 412-422-8878 | 


Find the Right Program!

Local Programs with Israel trips

Youth Movement Programs




Pluralistic Youth Movements

  • BBYO
  • Young Judaea
  • International MASA
    Israel is a funding partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America, the government of Israel, the Jewish Agency for Israel and its partners, and Keren HaYesod. Go to to get information about more than 200 programs and grants.



For more information about how we can help you or your child travel to Israel,  please contact Debbie Swartz at or 412.992.5208.

The Israel Scholarship Program is funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Annual Campaign, with additional funding for need-based scholarships funded by The Stanley z"l and Flo Mae Moravitz Israel Scholarship Endowment Fund of The Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The Passport to Israel Program is funded by the Sholom Comay Family Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

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