Confidential Financial Assistance

The Confidential Assistance Program was established to provide financial assistance to members that have fallen on hard times and are having trouble meeting their basic financial obligations. From paying one month's rent for someone to helping parents cover the cost of summer camp for their child, the program offers the opportunity to ease some of the burden faced in the wake of the economic down-turn.

Financial assistance is available for:

  • Scholarships
  • Housing Utilities
  • Food
  • Medical Expenses/Premiums
  • Moving Expenses
  • Job Retraining
  • Camp
  • Credit Card Minimum Payments
  • Assistance for Grants/Loans

Directions/Application for requesting Anshe Emet Assistance for Grants/Loans

  • Applicants must be members of Anshe Emet Synagogue
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • In addition to grants and/or loans, applicants will be provided with direction to any resources available through the City of Chicago, the Jewish Federation or other applicable agencies or programs
  • Grants may be made in any amount up to $1,500
  • Loans may be made in any amount not to exceed $2,000
  • Loans must be repaid within two years from the date the funds are transferred to the applicant. However, to the extent the applicant desires to modify the original repayment schedule and can demonstrate financial need for such modification, every effort will be made for an accommodation, and a new repayment schedule will be provided
  • All information received from an applicant will be handled with strict confidentiality. An application for a grant or loan does not guarantee that money will be granted or loaned
  • When a grant or loan is approved, generally, Anshe Emet will issue a check directly to the applicant’s creditor
  • For additional information, please contact the Coordinator, Assistance Programs at assistance@ansheemet.org/773-868-5133

Please return your completed Grant/Loan application to:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
Attn: Coordinator, Assistance Program
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613-4014

Assistance for Jewish Day School, Jewish Camps, Study in Israel

Deadline for Summer Program Scholarship requests: January 30, 2017
Deadline for Jewish Day School Scholarship requests: February 15, 2017

Anshe Emet Synagogue is committed to Jewish education inside & outside the classroom and has a limited number of funds to offset the tuition of Jewish summer programs, trips to Israel, and Jewish Day School. Applicants must be members of the Synagogue and the scholarships are need-based. To fill out our application for scholarship, please visit: https://www.ansheemet.org/ScholarshipApplication.

For more information please contact Naomi Richman at nrichman@ansheemet.org/773-868-5122.

Financial Camp and Education Resources for Jewish Families

The Chicago Jewish community has a variety of funds which can help make Jewish pre-school, daycare, kindergarten, camps and Israel educational trips for teens more accessible and affordable for Jewish parents.

Check out www.BunkConnect.org, where you can get 40-60% off the best Jewish summer camps for your first-time camper!

Jewish Early Childhood Education

JUF Right Start gift vouchers are given to the first child in your immediate family to attend a participating Jewish preschool or day care. It can also be used for Jewish Day School, including BZAEDS and CJDS Nursery or Junior Kindergarten, if the child has not previously attended a Jewish school.

Right Start Vouchers are not “need based,” and there are no economic criteria.

Tuition reimbursement is based on the number of days a child is enrolled: $500 for a child who attends 3 days per week; $750 for a child who attends 4 days per week; $1,000 for a child who attends 5 days per week. The child may be attending half day, full day or extended day.

For guidelines visit: www.juf.org/rightstart/eligibility.aspx

For more information, please send a confidential e-mail to assistance@AnsheEmet.org or leave a confidential voicemail at 773-868-5133. This is only checked by a dedicated volunteer coordinating this program.