First Time Campers

First-time campers are eligible to receive $1,500 from the Goldring Family Foundation of New Orleans.

Eligibility Requirements: (a) First-time attending a session of 10 days in duration or longer. (b) Currently in grade 1 through 9. (c) Resident of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas or Florida Panhandle. Grants are not based on financial need. Both parents need not be Jewish. Temple or synagogue affiliation is not required.

Apply here

Jewish Children's Regional Service

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service, based in New Orleans, provides partial need-based scholarships to qualifying families.

Eligibility Requirements: (a) Children must reside in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas. (b) They should be within the ages of 9 and 16, as of the end of the summer.

Find the application and more information here

To receive priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than February 15, 2023. A completed application will not be entered until all requested information is received.

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Temple Emanu-El Financial Assistance Youth Scholarship

The purpose of the Financial Assistance Scholarships provided by the Grafman Endowment Fund, Sisterhood, and Brotherhood are to enable all children of Temple Emanu-El congregants to be able to participate in Jewish experiences away from Temple Emanu- El.

Lester Siegal Scholarship Application

The Lester Siegal Scholarship recognizes an outstanding 6th and/or 7th grader each year and provides full tuition to attend URJ Jacobs Camp for one session during the upcoming summer.

Collat Jewish Family Services also offers Jewish camp scholarships in partnership with the Birmingham Jewish Foundation. To learn how to apply, contact Lynn Rathmell at or (205) 278-7105


Temple Emanu-El member-families should contact the Temple Office: 334-792-5001


The Temple B’nai Sholom Sisterhood, through its Solomonson Fund, provides camp scholarships. Contact the Temple Office for more information: 256-536-4771,


Thanks to an anonymous donor, Springhill Avenue Temple offers a special camp incentive for its member-families: $1,000 for first-time campers, and $500 for continuing campers. (This is in addition to first-time incentives available through the Goldring Family Foundation.) Additional need-based money is available on a limited basis as well. For more information, contact the Springhill Avenue Temple rabbi: 251-478-0415,

Mobile Area Jewish Federation offers camp scholarships to youth living in Mobile or Baldwin County. Scholarship applications can be found here. 




To learn more about need-based scholarship opportunities for Temple Beth Or member-families, contact the Temple Office: 334-262-3314,


Direct scholarship inquiries to Temple Emanu-El of Birmingham.