407-645-5933 ext. 236 marisa.west@shalomorlando.org


Jewish Teen Education Network

Through JTEN, grants are offered to synagogues and community agencies to support Jewish educational programming. JTEN creates space for community-wide teen education days and provides resources and networking opportunities for Jewish educators. Grants are also available for organized teen Israel trips through the Ronald Colman Israel Travel Scholarship Fund.



Education Grants

Awarded annually, JTEN grants are intended to support ongoing academic Jewish educational programming for teens in middle school and high school. Applications are accepted during the summer for programs planned for the upcoming academic year.

JTEN Educators

The engine that keeps JTEN running is our JTEN Educators Committee, composed of educators from six Central Florida synagogues. The JTEN Educators are instrumental in planning Communitywide Teen Education Days and professional development opportunities for fellow educators.

Travel Scholarships

The Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund was made possible by a generous endowment by the Colman family to encourage participation in educational experiences in Israel. Open to all Jewish teens in 9th to 12th grades, Colman Scholarship applications are accepted from January to March.

The Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund was made possible by a generous endowment established by the Colman family to encourage Jewish teens in the Greater Orlando area to participate in educational experiences in Israel.

The program is open to all Jewish teens in 9th-12th grades who are permanent residents of Central Florida. Gap-year programs are not eligible. The scholarships are administered through the Federation’s Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN).

Teens who apply must be traveling on an organized educational youth/peer Israel program, including adventure travel, community service, volunteer work or academic programming. Family trips are not eligible. Scholarship funds are for programs in the summer of 2022 and programs during the 2022-23 school year. Funds will be distributed directly to the sponsoring organization of the selected trip.


407-645-5933 ext. 236

Jewish Federation offices

851 N. Maitland Ave.

Maitland, FL 32751


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