SKIP - Send a Kid to Israel Partnership
The SEND-A-KID-TO-ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP (SKIP) program is a special savings plan that helps Chicago area Jewish youth visit Israel as an integral part of their Jewish education. Young people who participate in the program for the full seven years (grades 3 through 9) will have approximately $2,000, including interest, saved to help meet the cost of an Israel Experience program. SKIP funds can be used beginning the summer after 9th grade through age 26. Furthermore, SKIP contributions, plus interest, are FULLY REFUNDABLE at any time should your son or daughter not participate on an Israel Experience program.
SKIP GOAL - an Israel Experience program as part of each child's Jewish education. SKIP funds can be used for your
family’s choice of a wide variety of approved high school or college Israel Experience programs.
SKIP PARTNERS - your family, your congregation, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago each contribute to the SKIP savings plan.
SKIP ENROLLMENT - enroll in school grades 3-6 and continue to make contributions through 9th grade.
SKIP FACTS – Thousands of participants are currently enrolled in SKIP through more than 50 participating congregations, and many teens and young adults have used their SKIP funds to help them participate on an Israel Experience program.
SKIP INFORMATION - for more information on the SKIP program or enrollment in SKIP, contact Hakafa volunteer, Jenny Patterson.