Gift of Israel

The Gift of Israel (GOI) program enables Jewish students from Southern Maine to have an Israel experience as a meaningful part of the Jewish education. The Gift of Israel program is a unique partnership among families, temples and synagogues, and the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine (JCA). It is an effort to assist families in contributing funds toward an educational program in Israel for participating students, and is promoted by local congregations.


Enrollment Information:

  • Request a Gift of Israel participation agreement.
  • Return signed form to: Bonnie Ryan, Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
  • Materials to open a Signature Bank account will be sent to you once the JCA notifies your synagogue of your enrollment and processes your form.
  • Parental contributions must be received by February 15 each calendar year.