Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available for students who participate in a Jewish camp program or a trip to Israel this summer. Applications for the 2024 camping season are due on or before March 29, 2024.

General scholarships are supported by the Sacklow Fund. Named scholarships have been established by synagogue members and their families. Any child of an Ohav Shalom full member in good standing as of December 2023, is eligible.

General scholarships exist to help young people access meaningful Jewish experiences that will bring them closer to Judaism. We encourage all families to apply. Students entering grades K-12 in September 2024 are eligible. While the scholarship is not intended to pay for the entire experience, we want our youth to know that supporting them is extremely important to the congregation.

We encourage families to consider the many opportunities for their children to spend the summer in Israel. Ohav is fortunate to have named scholarships that offer funding for Jewish enrichment in Israel:

The Fay and Mark Krantman Award

The Rabbi Frydman-Kohl Israel Scholarship

The Michael David Banner Fund

The families who generously established these named scholarships are delighted to support summer in Israel experiences. Students who qualify will be awarded named scholarships in addition to Sacklow general scholarships. Applicants for named scholarships must compose a thoughtful essay, written by the student, in addition to the general application. The details for this essay are described on the application.

Applications are due on or before March 29, 2024, and cannot be accepted after that date. For further information or assistance, contact Sheila at or the Ohav Shalom office at 518-489-4706 X 10.

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