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Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Grant Essay Contest


The impact of Jewish camp lasts a lifetime. In fact, children who attend Jewish summer camp are more likely to become active leaders in the community, join a synagogue, support Jewish causes, and become educators and community lay leaders. In addition to all these benefits, they will get to experience the one and only favorite camper meal, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup!

CBI wants to help send your child to a Jewish sleepaway camp! We will be holding an essay contest providing $360 grants up to 10 children who plan on attending a URJ sleepaway camp for the first time, during Summer 2019.


Essay topic: Why is it important for me to attend a Jewish sleepaway camp?

Essay Length (Fall 2019 grade)

All essays must be double-spaced 12 pt. font

2nd – 3rd grade: 1 paragraph- at least 5 sentences
4th – 5th grade: 2 paragraphs- at least 10 sentences
6th – 8th grade: 3 paragraphs- at least 15 sentences
9th – 10th grade: full page

Please fill out this form and submit essays to

Submissions must be received no later than December 2, 2018


Must be a summer camp-age child entering grades 3-10 in Fall 2019
Must never have attended a Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) sleepaway camp before
Must be a member in good standing of Congregation B’nai Israel
Currently enrolled in SLJ

If your first-time camper is attending camp for a minimum of two weeks, your camper may also be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1,000!
Submit a Summer 2019 One Happy Camper Grant application at