"It is important that we raise up the next generation of potential leaders for our future Jewish community and I believe the Jewish summer camp experience is an integral part of that process. A Jewish overnight camp is a place to learn new skills, have fun, and meet new friends with whom you share your ideas about Judaism and life. Jewish summer camp was a place that taught me to become a proud and committed Jew and that is my hope for recipients of our scholarship fund.
This year I will be expanding the program to include two new, special scholarships: one specifically in honor of my wife, Judy, of blessed memory, who passed last year, and one reserved for a teen that wants to attend Camp Tel Yehudah, which is the summer camp I attended in my youth." - Len Elikan
Who is Eligible to Apply?
The scholarship is for Jewish teens who have completed 9th grade as of June 30th of the year for which they are applying. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must be current members of one of the following:
Congregation Ahavath Chesed - Jacksonville, FL.
Etz Chaim Synagogue - Jacksonville, FL.
Jacksonville Jewish Center - Jacksonville, FL.
Beth El - the Beaches Synagogue - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Chabad at the Beaches - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
First Congregation Sons of Israel - St. Augustine, FL.
Temple Bet Yam – St. Augustine, FL.
Congregation Beth Shalom – Bozeman, MT.
Previous award winners are permitted to apply again.
Click here for a practice application to help prepare, however, it is preferred that all final application materials be submitted through the online portal below:
Please note that other than the parent/financial portion of the application, all other sections (volunteer experience, essay questions, video submission, etc.) should be completed by the child.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Rensch, Foundation Manager:
JenniferR@jewishjacksonville.org | 904-224-1401
Applications due by Friday, February 17.
The 2022 Len & Judy Elikan Camp Scholarship
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