Teen Travel Stipend
Congregation B’nai Israel is excited to announce a new Mazel Tov “gift” in honor of each B’nai Mitzvah!
In keeping with this synagogue’s commitment to Israel, in recognition of the importance of this important life cycle event and to encourage meaningful post-B’nai Mitzvah Jewish engagement, Congregation B’nai Israel will award each child who becomes a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at CBI a $250 stipend certificate redeemable for a teen trip to Israel during 9th-12th grade.
This stipend is good for future travel to Israel on a teen tour, including children currently in high school who have become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at CBI.
The certificate – redeemable once – is valid towards a teen trip to Israel of any duration at any time of year with a recognized Jewish organization, such as USY, Ramah, GOA, Diller or other approved program. In some cases, other organizations (such as Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) offer matching scholarships.
The teen must be enrolled in CBI Chapter of USY and/or BBRS Tichon program and/or other approved post-B’nai Mitzvah program, and have an active level of participation in the year trip is taken or immediate subsequent year.
The Israel Teen Travel Stipend Committee will oversee program; this committee consists of one representative from each of the following existing CBI committees: the Youth Committee, Israel Affairs, and the Finance Committee.
Complete guidelines and application form are available through the synagogue office.