Experience a Memorable Overnight Jewish Initiative

It gives us great pleasure to inform you of an amazing new program Federation and Foundation are launching that can greatly benefit you and your child.


Experience a Memorable Overnight Jewish Initiative (EMOJI) is designed to offer children between the ages of seven and 16 a Jewish camping experience FREE OF CHARGE 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. The application for Federation support is located here (fillable pdf).


Turn in your child's application to Sally at Sally@jewishtoledo.org. Questions? Contact Hallie at 419-724-0362 or Hallie@jewishtoledo.org

  • Read about EMOJI in the Toledo Jewish News.