March of the Living



Jewish summer sleep away camp is about so much more than campfires, color war and emails from home. It weaves together Jewish values, culture and traditions into the fabric of camp, helping campers to connect to their own identity and the larger Jewish community – while having all the great summer camp experiences they will remember forever.

The Jewish Federation of Broward County offers 2 opportunities for assistance for individuals to attend a qualified Jewish summer camp.

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In partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp, the Jewish Federation of Broward County is proud to offer the One Happy Camper program to our Broward County residents. One Happy Camper provides grants of up to $1,000 to first time campers attending Jewish sleep away summer camps listed on the Foundation for Jewish Camp website at

Eligibility requirements:

  • Campers must be enrolled in an approved Jewish overnight camp

  • First time campers must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)

  • Residents of Broward County 

The program is an outreach initiative for children who are not currently receiving an immersive daily Jewish experience.  As such, children who attend a Jewish day school or yeshiva are not eligible for this incentive program through the Jewish Federation of Broward County.   However, Jewish day school or yeshiva students who are enrolled in PJ Library or has a sibling enrolled in PJ Library prior to September 1, 2021 are eligible for a PJ Goes to Camp – One Happy Camper grant.  Eligible families will be emailed access codes to use in applying.  These grants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  More information on PJ Goes to Camp can be found here.

Jewish day school or yeshiva students are eligible for need based financial assistance - see information below.

$1000 grants will be awarded to first time campers attending a Jewish sleep away camp for 19 or more consecutive days. $700 grants will be awarded to first time campers attending a Jewish sleep away camp for 12-18 consecutive days.


The Jewish Federation of Broward County provides need-based financial assistance for eligible Jewish overnight camps to families residing in Broward County. 

Complete the application and submit it! It is suggested that you also upload a letter explaining any circumstances affecting your finances which may not be evident from the tax return, prior to March 1.

Campers who receive a One Happy Camper grant or attend a Jewish Day School may also apply for need-based financial assistance.

Questions regarding submission of Jewish Summer Camp Applications & Financial Assistance contact

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Galit Alboukrek Director, Teen Engagement Experiences

(954) 660-2077 |

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The March of the Living is an international education program that brings Jewish teens and adults from all over the world to Poland on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day), and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel's Independence Day). Among the goals of the March of the Living is for participants to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to lead the Jewish people into the future vowing Never Again. The experience leads to a better understanding of the Holocaust and strengthens Jewish identity.



The International March of the Living 2023 will take place 

 April 16-30, 2023. 

For application, financial assistance application and more information  -

                                     Or Contact Rochelle Baltuch, Director March of the Living

                                954 660 2077


March of the Living – Adults Only

April 17 – 23, 2023  Poland

April 23 – 27, 2023  Israel Extension

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Adult March of the Living Program.

Join us as we visit the sites of Jewish interest in Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin. Participate with others from around the world on the March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Stay with us as we travel onto Israel and create many memories. Together, we will commemorate Yom HaZikaron (Day of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror), and celebrate Israel's birthday on Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Experience how history and modern times come together in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem. This and much more awaits you as you embark on this amazing journey.

For application and more information on the Adult

Contact Galit Alboukrek, Director of Teen Engagement Experiences   954 660 2077


We welcome your interest in participating on the Teen March of the Living as a Staff Member, Medical Team Member, Survivor, Survivor Liaison or Accompanying Adult.    Staff and adults who participate with the teens will be expected to attend orientation and training sessions specific to staff/adults, in addition to the regular Sunday study sessions with the teens. 

Descriptions of the categories, application and other information can be found at

Contact Galit Alboukrek, Director of Teen Engagement Experiences   954 660 2077


Questions regarding March of the Living, contact:

IMG 2008

Galit Alboukrek Director, Teen Engagement Experiences

(954) 660-2077 |

Israel Experience Scholarships for High School Students


The Jewish Federation of Broward County is currently accepting applications from high school students seeking to participate in recognized Israel programs before high school graduation.

To qualify, participants must be:

  • High School students, entering 10th to 12th grade in September. Note the program must be completed prior to high school graduation.
  • Members of Broward County Jewish households (including interfaith families).
  • Seeking to participate in a recognized teen program, designed to strengthen ties to Israel that lasts between 3 and 8 weeks.
  • Students may receive assistance once during their high school years.

You will need the following information to complete the application. Some of the items will need to be uploaded.

  • The full name of the program you will be attending and the address to which the award is to be sent. 

  • A copy of the acceptance letter from the program the applicant will attend. 

  • A short essay, written by the applicant telling us why they want to participate and what they expect to gain from their participation.

  • Submit a full, signed copy of the family's most current income tax return. 

  • Agree to perform ten (10) hours of volunteer (community) service in the Jewish community prior to the trip - at the Jewish organization of choice. 

  • Agree to write a note after the experience thanking donors and detailing the impact the program had or create a 5 – 10 minute video presentation of the experience.

We anticipate receiving a large number of applications. Therefore, note that not every applicant may receive a scholarship nor receive the full amount requested.

Families are expected to contribute towards the cost of the trip and are expected to pursue every possible avenue for financial assistance.

Families will be informed of decisions within 2 weeks after the deadlines above.

Questions regarding submissions contact

IMG 2008

Galit Alboukrek Director of Teen Engagement Experiences

(954) 660-2077 |

Did You Know?

Children and teens can apply for camp scholarship funds to 155 Jewish summer camps, through the Federation and One Happy Camper.