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Federation Offers Teen and YA Israel Stipends

The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (Federation) is offering a limited number of stipends to teens and young adults participating in peer group trips to Israel in 2011. While the subsidies are not solely need-based, the funds are targeted to assist those who cannot participate without financial support from the community.

“The Israel Community Ambassadors Program is designed to encourage and develop knowledge, awareness and commitment to the Jewish community and to Israel,” said Janet Sherman, director of Federation’s Israel, National & Overseas Board.

The stipends will be awarded to those applicants between the ages of 16 and 30 who demonstrate an ability and willingness to become ambassadors for Israel in Colorado upon their return. Applicants must be Colorado residents to be eligible. An approved program is an organized educational experience in Israel that focuses on strengthening one’s Jewish identity and connection to Israel.

Applications are due April 29, 2011, and decisions will be announced by Monday, May 16, 2011. You can download the application and read the guidelines here.  For questions, please contact Janet Sherman at jsherman@ajfcolorado.org or 303-316-6490.

About Michele Weingarden

JEWISHcolorado, founded in 1946 and formerly known as Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, is the umbrella community organization focused on stewarding and strengthening Jewish community in Colorado, Israel and the world. JEWISHcolorado is a member of the Jewish Federations of North America, which is among the top ten charities on the continent. JEWISHcolorado raises and distributes funds in support of a wide variety of programs and partner organizations both locally and globally. Last year, JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign raised $12.3 million and the Endowment and Planned Giving arm houses more than $60 million in long-term assets for individuals, agencies and synagogues in the community. For more information, visit www.JEWISHcolorado.org

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