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Welcome to our VTS blog page where we will post community wide events and scholarship information! If you have any further questions about any of the content, please do not hesitate to reach out to!

Summer OPPORTUNITIES (Grades K-12)

Congregation Beth El need-based scholarships - click here for the application - Please read all the guidelines and fill out the entire application by March 27th for eligibility.

Camp Mountain ChaiYour best summer ever starts here! Join the dozens of other campers from Beth El at Camp Mountain Chai, San Diego’s Premier Jewish Overnight Camp. Every first-time camper is eligible for a grant up to $1,000, and registration is now open. For more information, visit or call Camp Director, Dan Baer, at 858-499-1330. For a sneak peek into Camp Mountain Chai and what you will experience click here -

Camp Ramah - in Northern California is a Jewish overnight specialty camp located on the beautiful beaches of Monterey Bay, CA. Our programming focuses in three core specialty areas: ocean exploration, performing arts, & outdoor adventure, integrated with Jewish Education, community building and the cherished traditions of a traditional Ramah Camp. Our campers spend the summer immersed in a fun and dynamic community that enables them to explore their passions and develop their skills through intensive specialty instruction, build lifelong friendships, and embrace the joys of Jewish life. To learn more about camp visit our website and check out our video for a taste of the magic that a summer at camp has to offer A summer of possibilities awaits!

FJC - One Happy Camper - - Considering Jewish overnight camp for the first time? Your child may be eligible for a need-blind grant of up to $1000 this summer! With over 160 traditional and specialty programs to choose from, there is a perfect camp out there for child.

Summer Maccabi GamesThe largest organized in-person Jewish teen sports experience, the Games will be hosted by the Lawrence Family JCC on the Jacobs Family Campus from July 31 to August 5, 2022 in San Diego, California. We are proud to bring this signature platform back to the JCC Movement and to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and we can’t wait to see you there! For more information and to sign up click here!

usy national & international opportunities

USY Phone-athon Participation - USYers, Parents, Alumni, please join USY and USCJ on Sunday, April 3rd from 12-6pm EST for Super Sunday. Help raise money for the program you love so much, USY! Make phone calls and send texts, as you compete against each other around the country! Because of you all USY can raise more money which means more programs, leadership training, teen trips, and more! Register here!

teen scholarships (Grades 9-12)

JFS - David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship - The JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship provides grants to students from San Diego’s Jewish community who plan to attend college or vocational school. The program awards scholarships of up to $5,000, based on financial need, academic performance, and community involvement. This Scholarship seeks to encourage young people to treasure their Jewish heritage, reflect on their Jewish values, and better understand their connection to the community. Scholarship applications are due by April 8, 2022.

JCF - Jewish Community Foundation San Diego - The Peter Chortek Leadership Award recognizes Jewish high school students in San Diego who are making a difference in our community by taking tikkun olam to the next level through their innovative leadership and passion.

JCF - Jewish Community Foundation San Diego - Jeffrey D. Sollender College Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior in San Diego County who plans to attend a four-year college or university. 

JCF - Jewish Community Foundation San Diego - DILLER TIKKUN OLAM AWARDS​ - Each year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation awards $36,000 to each of 15 Jewish U.S. teens for exceptional leadership and engagement in service projects to make the world a better place.

Hillel Scholarships - At Hillel, our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people, and the world. One way in which Hillel fulfills this mission is by helping incoming freshmen and current college students pay for the cost of college. 


Leichtag Foundation - We are all counterintuitively demonstrating our concern for others by staying apart. Visit the website for covid safe volunteering opportunities in the community. 

Jewish Federation of San Diego - Jewish Tradition teaches us that humanity must play an active role in the world.  The concept of tikun olam, repair the world, expresses the value of volunteering in Judaism. Visit the website for covid safe volunteering opportunities in the community. 

Jewish Family Service of San Diego - JFS volunteers are a diverse group from San Diego, united by their passion for serving the community in meaningful ways. Visit the website for covid safe volunteering opportunities in the community.

Coastal Roots Farm Internships - Coastal Roots Farm interns support the Farm’s mission through mutually beneficial volunteer work. Coastal Roots Farm's Internship Program works with diverse individuals to increase land-based knowledge, community connection, environmental stewardship, education for all ages, skills to promote food and social equity within the San Diego community, and more.  

Hillel - Are you looking to make a difference and help others during the coronavirus pandemic? In partnership with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and the Jewish Federations of North America, we are excited to bring students opportunities to volunteer, both remotely and in-person (where safe). 

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