Thanks to a generous gift, NFTY-EIE now known as URJ Heller High: Isaac and Helaine Heller EIE High School in Israel is able to provide substantial need based scholarship support for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 to ensure that many more students are able to participate in the program.
Building on the existing Heller Family Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than 1,000 student scholarships over 40+ years, the gift will provide significant annual scholarship funding for greater program participation with a focus on underserved Jewish communities and those without other sources of scholarship support. To extend the impact of this gift, the URJ is launching a comprehensive scholarship campaign to raise additional funds necessary to meet significant student needs.
The new funds will also provide for continued programmatic excellence, and investment in marketing and recruitment to elevate awareness and understanding of URJ Heller High as a premier personal and educational development opportunity for Jewish youth. The gift celebrates the program’s 55th anniversary and honors the family connection of Helaine and Isaac Heller with EIE, beginning with their daughter Audrey’s transformational experience as a participant.
Registration is open for URJ Heller High’s Spring 2017 semester as well as Summer 2017 and Fall 2017. 30 students are currently participating in the fall semester and 60 students are registered to date and more are expected for the upcoming spring semester.