MERCAZ/WLCJ Essay Contest: Win an Israel Scholarship!

Teens in Grades 7-12 hoping to go to Israel this summer can now enter the Mercaz-WLCJ Essay Contest! Write an essay about what Zionism means to you, and you could win a scholarship for up to $1000!

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Three Scholarships in the amounts of: $1,000, $850, and $650 USD.

The scholarship will apply to any Conservative Movement sponsored Israel program (including Israel programs taking place from June 1, 2018 onward).


Applicants must be residents of North America, in grades 7-12, and a member of a Conservative synagogue. Each participant may only submit one essay for consideration.

Additional information can be found at,, or

Deadline for Entries:

Entries must be submitted electronically by 9:00 a.m. EST April 9, 2018. Late entries will not be accepted. MERCAZ and Women’s League cannot be responsible for delayed or misdirected entries. Read receipt requests are recommended.

Announcement of Winners:

Winners will be notified by May 8, 2018.

2 thoughts on “MERCAZ/WLCJ Essay Contest: Win an Israel Scholarship!”

  1. Julie Fishman says:


    My son has been going to Ramah for 8 summers. I grew up in the conservative movement but we live in Santa Barbara, CA and that is not a choice. We belong to a reform synagogue.

    Is there any way that Ryan could be considered eligible for this scholarship if we are not US members?

    Thank you,
    Julie Fishman

    1. Erica Slutsky says:

      You can read more about the contest at If that doesn’t answer your question, you can contact Sarrae Crane at

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