Simon Family Passport to Israel

Grants for teens interested in visiting Israel

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation is pleased to offer the Simon Family Passport to Israel Fund, which provides grants for Israel trips. The purpose of the Passport to Israel program is to provide grants to enable Jewish students (aged 13 - 22) to participate in an Israel trip experience. The Simon Family Passport is open to individuals connected to the Tidewater Jewish community.



Type of trip:

Educational; peer group of young people traveling together; organized by a non-profit organization, educational institution, or religious institution; staffed by qualified personnel; or structured with a predetermined itinerary


All Jewish students between the ages of 13 - 22 may apply; students over 18 must indicate why the Birthright Israel trip will not meet their needs at this time.


A student may not be awarded this grant more than once.

Trips may be funded up to 30% of the eligible expenses with a maximum of $6,000 per student.

Simon Family Passport to Israel Grant Recipient: Jordan Parker-Ashe

With the support of the Simon Family Passport to Israel grant, Jordan Parker-Ashe traveled to Israel to participate in the BBYO Passport Trek Israel program. As part of the program, Jordan took part in a five day wilderness immersion group hike which took them from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee with amazing experiences she will never forget!

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