The Send-a-Kid-to-Israel Program (S.K.I.P), which provides funds for high school and college students to travel to Israel, is part of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's commitment to continuity and identity for our community.
The SKIP program is funded in large part by the Betty (pictured) and Herb Schiff Send-a-Kid-to-Israel Fund.
- Applicants must be high school or college age. (15-24 years old)
- Parents and applicants must be of Jewish faith and have resided in Sarasota or Manatee County for at least one year
- Must travel to Israel on a trip sponsored by an accredited academic, cultural, leadership, IDF training or volunteer base program (Examples are: BBYO, NFTY, USY, Alexander Muss, Young Judaea, Emma Kauffman, Marva, etc.)
- Complete an application (below) and interview.
- Scholarship is paid directly to the organization and cannot be used for deposit or travel arrangements.
*Financial need will not be a determining factor in the disbursement of funds.
SKIP requirements will include:
- Keeping a journal.
- Writing an article for The Jewish News and/or the Federation website.
- Performing 20 hours of community service in the Jewish community.
- Volunteering at various Federation events and programs throughout the year.
Please note: Families that have made a contribution to the Federation's current campaign will be given priority in the selection process.
*No student will be will be denied this opportunity due to lack of financial resources. Such situations will be addressed by the Financial Aid Committee.
The deadline for programs beginning in summer/fall 2013 is April 5, 2013.
For more info, contact Amber Ikeman at 941.371.4546, ext. 105.
Contributions to Federation’s Send-a-Kid-to-Israel Program (S.K.I.P) Fund will enable our community’s teens to travel to