Summer Camp Scholarships Awarded
Forty Jewish children in Greater Phoenix recently were awarded need-based camp scholarships totaling $14,992, to attend Jewish overnight camps in Arizona and California this summer and Jewish day camps locally.
The awards were made from endowment funds established at the Jewish Community Foundation by Jack Bromfield and by the families of Labe Eric Targovnik and Kenneth Maltenfort for the dual purposes of reducing the financial burden of camping on Jewish families, and encouraging Jewish families to enroll their children in an immersive Jewish camping experience. “Thanks to the generosity of these families and individuals, scholarships were awarded for campers to attend Congregation Beth Israel’s Camp Daisy & Harry Stein, Camp Ramah in California, URJ Camp Newman, Beth El Congregation’s Camp Yad B’yad, Camp Gan Israel Phoenix, East Valley JCC Summer Camp, and Shemesh Summer Camp at the Valley of the Sun JCC,” said Richard Kasper, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Foundation. “It is one of the most gratifying things we do, knowing the difference Jewish camping can make in the lives of these children.”
Families of the scholarship recipients are equally gratified. One mother wrote to the Foundation, “Thank you so much for making it possible for us to send our daughter to Jewish summer camp this year. We could not have done it without help from the Jewish Community Foundation. We know she will have a wonderful Jewish camp experience thanks to you.”