2020 Donald Ponn Fund Scholarships

Temple members Beatrice and Harold Ponn (both of blessed memory) established The Donald Ponn Scholarship Fund in memory of their son. The fund supports the youth of our congregation by providing scholarships for a variety of activities that help our children develop their identities and bring them into contact with other Jewish children. In the past, the fund has supported activities such as NFTY teen trips to Israel, NFTY youth institutes, Jewish leadership development and education programs, and Jewish summer camps.


Our committee includes Donald and Katie Ponn, Paulette Ponn Black, Myrna Robinson Weiner and Karen Pike. We always welcome new members to the committee. Thank you to all who donated so generously this year to the scholarship fund to enable us to distribute scholarships to 22 youth who spent amazing summers at URJ Crane Lake, URJ Eisner Camp, NFTY Israel Trip, URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech, Songleader Boot Camp, URJ Camp Harlam and Camp Tel Noar. We receive so many letters from our campers and youth thanking everyone for the support and sharing how camp is so important to them and how their lives are changed forever through making very close friends and by living Jewish life every day.

Applications are due February 7, 2019

Applications can be obtained in the Temple office, or you can download the application.  Completed applications must either be returned to the Temple office, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 7; applicants will be notified by the end of February.

Thank you again for all your continued support and we wish your children wonderful summers in 2020 at camp and in Israel.

Please contact Paulette Black at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you might have about the Donald Ponn Scholarship Fund. 

Don, Katie, Paulette, Myrna and Karen

Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]