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

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

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. The deadline to fill out this application has passed.

For more information please contact Naomi Richman at [email protected]/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, 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:

For more information, please send a confidential e-mail to [email protected] or leave a confidential voicemail at 773-868-5133. This is only checked by a dedicated volunteer coordinating this program.