We’re always learning, and we know you are, too. To help strengthen your — and your family’s — connection to your heritage through education, we offer scholarships and loans for day school and Hebrew school.
Need-based scholarships for day schools and preschools
The Foundation provides needs-based scholarships to students attending ten Jewish day schools, including an initiative for students with disabilities, and dozens of local Jewish pre-schools. The funds for this aid are raised through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. Families interested in applying for scholarships should contact the school directly for information.
Need-based scholarships for day schools
The Jewish Federation provides need-based scholarship funding to students at Abrams Hebrew Academy, Cheder Chabad, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Kohelet Yeshiva High School, Politz Hebrew Academy, Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, Kosloff Torah Academy Girls’ High School, Torah Academy, and the OROT program for children with disabilities.
Funds are distributed directly to schools through a weighted, per-capita formula that accounts for the number of students enrolled, the grade level of the students and the capacity of the school to meet the total scholarship needs of its student body. Schools are responsible for determining need and distributing aid. For more information contact the school directly.