Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills participates in The Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel by matching contributions of our congregants. Give your child the experience of a lifetime. We can help.
The Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel program is a unique savings plan to help parents send their children on a life-changing teen Israel experience. The program is designed so that the community, the synagogue and CJP, helps families make a trip to Israel during the high school years a reality.
So, give your child the passport he or she needs to become a proud part of the Jewish future. Enroll now in the Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel Program and join us in planning for your child’s future.
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Any child in third or seventh grade enrolled in a formal Jewish education program whose family is a member of a participating congregation.
Q: How much are the yearly contributions?
A: The contribution for the regular seven-year program (beginning in 3rd grade) is:
The contribution of the three-year option (beginning in 7th grade) is:
Q: How much money will the fund be worth by the end of 10th grade?
A: Based on current economic conditions, contributions plus interest should total approximately $2,200 for seven-year participants and $2,000 for three-year participants.
Q: When can your child travel on a Passport to Israel-supported trip?
A: Teens can use their Passport funds anytime after 10th grade and before college.
Q: Will the accumulated amount pay for the entire trip?
A: No, but it will cover a significant portion of the cost. Closer to the trip, you can also apply for scholarships from the program your child has chosen, your congregation, CJP and national organizations.
Q: What kind of trips qualify for the Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel funds?
A: The money may be used for any post-10th grade Israel trip of four weeks or longer approved by your congregation’s Passport to Israel Committee.
Q: What if my family leaves the congregation, or my child decides not to go on an Israel trip?
A: You and the congregation will receive a full refund of all contributions.Any interest will remain with the Passport fund.If your child transfers to another participating congregation, he/she may continue in the program.
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