Grants Scholarships & Camperships

Summer Camp

We have funding available to make overnight Jewish Summer Camp a Reality.

Campership Award

The purpose of the Campership Award Fund is to enable eligible Jewish students in *El Paso and Las Cruces to experience the known benefits of accredited North American, USA based, Jewish overnight summer camps in the lives of the campers. The funds will be provided as subsidies and are not need based and will be awarded equally to all applicants up to $1,000 per camper. There is no annual limit as to the annual distribution of funds. Additional Funding for this award has been made available through the Norman Gilbert and Sylvia Lichtin Samet Summer Camp Fund in Memory of Abe & Lisa Lichtin and Arlene Lichtin Sweet – established at The Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso.

In the event that additional need-based funds are required to attend, the applicant is encouraged to apply to their affiliated congregation as well as to the specific Jewish overnight camp that is being attended, and importantly to the Jewish Children’s’ Regional Service (JCRS) based in New Orleans, Louisiana. (The mission of JCRS is to provide scholarships throughout the Southwest to allow all Jewish children the opportunity to attend Jewish Summer Camp. See for more information.)

Applications – which must be submitted to us for approval prior to submission to the camp – will be accepted after November 1 and must be received by March 1 annually and will be available as funds exist. All disbursements will be made directly to the summer camp.

*Campers must be full-time residents of Las Cruces or El Paso at the time of the summer program.

One Happy Camper

Additional non-need funding available through its One Happy Camper program for first time campers attending Jewish overnight camp. Find Camps and Funding through One Happy Camper.

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Phone: 915-842-9554

  Current Approved Grants

We work hand in hand with our grantees to put creativity and strategy into action for our entire local community. We support the people, organizations, and agencies that move our mission forward locally and globally.

Current approved grants for July 1, 2022 – June 30,2023 total over $281,000 Include:

Congregation B’nai Zion: Book Zone

Congregation B’nai Zion: Culture Series

Congregation B’nai Zion:  The Florence Melton Grant


Chabad El Paso: Education Grant – Gan Menachem School

Chabad El Paso: Scholarship Grant – Gan Menachem School

Chabad El Paso: Camp Gan Israel Scholarship Grant – spring, summer, winter


Chabad Las Cruces: Camp Gan Israel

Chabad Las Cruces: Camp Gan Israel Scholarship Grant

Chabad Las Cruces: Hanukah Program


The Cherry Hill School: Camp Chai

The Cherry Hill School: Education Grant

The Cherry Hill School: Scholarship Grant

The Cherry Hill School: Bridging Young Jewish Communities


El Paso Holocaust Museum: Let Me be Myself


Hachnasat Orchikm: Café Haci Achi


The J Center for Early Learning: Education Grant

The J Center for Early Learning: Camp Shamayim Scholarship Grant

The J Center for Early Learning:  Scholarship Grant


Temple Beth-El & Temple Mount Sinai: Generational Gateway


Temple Mount Sinai: Musical Series


In addition, we fund our local community members with Campership Awards, One Happy Camper awards and engage our community in a variety of our own Jewish El Paso Programming.        

Includes direct cost only. Does not include allocations of staff time and other necessary overhead.

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Phone:  915-842-9554


Bea Weisz Scholarship

It was the wish of Ms. Weisz that proceeds from the Beatrice L. Weisz Memorial Scholarship Fund would be given to a needy and worthy Jewish college student(s) in El Paso and Las Cruces to enable him or her to pursue his or her studies.

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Phone: 915-842-9554