Are you a Jewish teen in grades 9, 10 or 11 who wants to go on an Israel trip this summer? Apply for Federation CJA’s GOTEENISRAEL voucher and receive $1,800 USD towards a trip organized by your trip provider. 

Vouchers will be provided for applicants who have registered for an Israel summer program through one of our trip provider partners and upon receipt of a completed GOTEENISRAEL application form.

Strengthen your relationship with Israel and connect to your Jewish heritage! GOTEENISRAEL vouchers ensure that more teens can experience Israel firsthand. An Israel summer experience for teens nurtures and strengthens a long-lasting connection and commitment to Israel and Jewish life.

DALFEN FELLOWS Teen Israel Leadership Initiative

Are you a Jewish teen wanting to further your Jewish leadership skills and participate in an immersive fellowship? Federation CJA is proud to present the DALFEN FELLOWS Teen Israel Leadership Initiative, a prestigious fellowship falling under Federation CJA’s GOTEENISRAEL umbrella. This will be our second cohort funded through the generosity of the Murray and Karen Dalfen Family, and Federation CJA. 

We believe in identifying and supporting Jewish adolescents in their path towards Jewish leadership by providing them with experiences, knowledge and competencies that will ultimately lead them to become effective defenders and supporters of Israel and the Jewish heritage.” - Murray and Karen Dalfen


Participate in a leadership program with a cohort of teens from across the community to strengthen your connection to our homeland, your Jewish identity, and your potential to be the next great Jewish leader. Graduate as a prestigious DALFEN FELLOWS recipient and have access to future leadership opportunities. 

The opportunity to be part of the DALFEN FELLOWS Teen Israel Leadership Initiative will be offered for up to up 50 teens who show exemplary leadership qualities. Selected candidates will receive a voucher of $3,000 USD (this voucher includes the GOTEENISRAEL voucher). 

To apply, candidates must register for an Israel summer program with one of our trip provider partners. DALFEN FELLOWS candidates will commit to completing six leadership learning sessions, receive a certificate of recognition upon their return from Israel, and be recommended for more leadership opportunities in the Jewish community.

  • Jewish girls hugging on Shabbat outside the Kibbutz.
  • Jewish teens going on a camel back ride in the Israeli desert.
  • Two boys putting on Tefillin wearing Tallit.
  • Jewish teens hiking up a waterfall in Israel.
  • Teens getting ready to go on their GOTEENISRAEL trip at the Ben Gurion Airport.
  • Group shot of teens smiling on a hike in nature in Israel.
  • Jewish boys smiling with a camel at the Bedouin Tents.
  • Group of Jewish boys posing and smiling at Masada.
  • Group of Jewish girls smiling in front of the Kotel/Western wall in Jerusalem.
  • Group shot of Jewish teens smiling in front of a trip site.
  • Jewish boy looking out at the sunset on top of Masada wearing the Israeli flag.
  • Three girls hugging looking at the Kotel/Western wall in Jerusalem.
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