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Jewish Teen Education Network


Through JTEN, we offer grants to synagogues and community agencies for  Jewish educational programming. We also sponsor Communitywide Teen Education Days, provide resources and networking opportunities for Jewish educators, and administer grants 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.

Applications being accepted

for Israel travel scholarship

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has begun accepting applications for 2020 Ronald Colman Israel Travel Scholarships.

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 2020 and programs during the 2020-21 school year. Funds will be distributed directly to the sponsoring organization of the selected trip.
Applications will be accepted online from Jan. 1 to March 29. A review committee will select the scholarship recipients, who will be notified no later than May 1, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Rebecca Tregerman, the Federation’s JTEN coordinator, at rtregerman@jfgo.org or 407-645-5933, ext. 239.



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Maitland, FL 32751


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