WBTC in Israel / Nfty in israel

“I highly recommend the NFTY in Israel experience to other campers because I think it really helped me discover and become more in touch with my Jewish identity, which is what camp is all about. Plus, it was the most amazing time of my life!” – Craig, 16

For campers who are sophomores in high school, you have the opportunity to register to go to Israel with Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps and The North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). Journey with camp friends and hundreds of teens from across North America to experience the most incredible summer of your life. During an amazing 4 week adventure in Israel, you will experience for yourself the epic story of the Jewish people. After a summer of traveling, touring, hiking, climbing, exploring and discovering, you will return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories and stories you'll never forget.

For more information, contact Seth Toybes  

VISIT nftyisrael.org/wbtcamps >

 Scholarship Information

Attention Last Summer's Leadership and Mitzvah Families:

Below, you will find the first round of information about Israel Scholarships. Some of these scholarships start their application process after the New Year. Please read the information closely and follow the link provided below. To receive scholarship from our camps you must request the form or download it from our website. Please note that these will be evaluated before any scholarship is awarded. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Remember, you are signing up for the 4 Week Adventure Program and you are choosing the option of going with Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps.

Visit www.nftyisrael.org for all information you need on the Israel trip. Fees and conditions >>

Several different kinds of financial aid are available, depending on where you live. Forms will be available to download online at www.wbtcamps.org/forms.asp (link will be live soon). Below is a breakdown of the different scholarships and who they are for.


Scholarships for Everyone

  • $250 - NFTY In Israel Gift Certificate
    To anyone who became a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at a Reform congregation. Mail to: NFTY in Israel, 46 Bowen Road, Warwick, NY 10990
  • Financial aid is available through Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps.
    Please download the form, fill it out and return to Doug Lynn at:
    Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps Office, 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Include a copy of your most recent tax return.
    Form and financials are due by February 15th, and we anticipate sending out decision letters by March 15th.

  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Grant Opportunities 
    Due May 1, Please click here for information about the various opportunities available and if you have questions please do not hesitate to contact Nina Patchak via telephone at (323) 761-8320 or via email at npatchak@jewishla.org
  • Maximum of $1000 - Passports to Jewish Life Award Program
    Through Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County. Applicants must live in Orange County and applications will be available by the middle of January. Contact Kathleen Mellon, Director, Community Planning & Development kathleen@jffs.org