Federation and Foundation's Experience a Memorable Overnight Jewish Initiative (EMOJI) is designed to offer children between the ages of seven and 16 a Jewish camping experience for just $250 for first-time campers, or at a very reduced cost for children who are returning to a Jewish camp.


One of the most pivotal experiences a child can have in his or her life is attending a Jewish overnight summer camp. Studies show camping builds vitally important key development indicators in adolescence. Jewish camp builds a strong positive Jewish identity that lasts a lifetime, and graduates of camp are more likely to seek out leadership roles later in life.


The process is simple. Parents register their child(ren) for camp and apply for any applicable subsidies through the camp and through their temple (if affiliated). Then, each applicant completes a community application for support from Federation and Foundation. Click here to download the application for Federation support.


Turn in your child's application to Hallie at hallie@jewishtoledo.org. She can also be contacted at 419-724-0362 if you have any questions.

  • Read about EMOJI in the Toledo Jewish News.