Give Your Child the ‘Gift of Israel’


Studies show that an educational experience in Israel can have a transformative effect on a young Jewish adult. But for many families, a trip to Israel may seem financially beyond reach. That is why the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and participating synagogues established the Gift of Israel Savings Program, formerly known as Passport to Israel.


Here's How It Works

The Gift of Israel Savings Program enables families to begin saving early for their child’s Israel experience — and enjoy the benefit of matching-dollar grants from community sources.

After a child is enrolled, families make a contribution of $100 per year, for up to 10 years. Temple Beth Am AND Federation will match $100 annually. In addition, family members and friends may make contributions to each child’s account; however, additional contributions are not matched.


When your child is ready to take his or her trip to Israel, you will have a sizable savings, including accrued/compounded interest, to help underwrite the cost.

Student's
Grade
Family
Contribution
Beth Am
Match
Federation
Match
Total
Amount





1st Grade $100 $100 $100 $300
2nd Grade $100 $100 $100 $600
3rd Grade $100 $100 $100 $900
4th Grade $100 $100 $100 $1,200
5th Grade $100 $100 $100 $1,500
6th Grade $100 $100 $100 $1,800
7th Grade $100 $100 $100 $2,100
8th Grade $100 $100 $100 $2,400
9th Grade $100 $100 $100 $2,700
10th Grade $100 $100 $100 $3,000

Below are some of the many exciting Israel Program options you may consider:

NCSY Programs            Alexander Muss High School in Israel             March of the Living

NFTY Summer Tour             BBYO Programs             USY Programs

Masa Long-Term Israel Programs          Hebraica School of Madrichim          Young Judaea

If you are interested in becoming a participant please download the following forms and be in touch with Tamara Donnenfeld, Director of Lifelong Learning, 786.364.9416.

Participant Form         /        Data Form


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