Simon Family Passport to Israel Fund helps local teens get to Israel

by | Oct 20, 2017 | What’s Happening

The Simon Family Passport to Israel Fund, providing grants for trips for teens to Israel, is now accepting applications.

The program’s purpose is to provide funds to enable and encourage Jewish students (ages 13–18*) to participate in an Israel trip experience.

The program will fund up to 50% of eligible expenses and is administered by Tidewater Jewish Foundation.

For more information, visit, or contact Barb Gelb at

Applications are due Nov. 15, 2017.

(*Students over 18 may apply, but they must indicate why a Birthright Israel trip will not meet their needs at this time.)