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. Last year due to Covid, URJ camps were closed and trips to Israel were cancelled.
This year, we have great news! URJ Camps are accepting camp and NFTY in Israel applications for the summer of 2021! We welcome your applications for the Donald Ponn Scholarship Fund to support Jewish camping and youth trips to Israel.
Our committee includes Donald and Katie Ponn, Paulette Ponn Black, Myrna Robinson Weiner, and Karen Pike. We always welcome new members to the committee. Each year we receive so many letters from our campers and youth thanking everyone for the support and sharing how camp and trips to Israel are so important to them and how their lives are changed forever these meaningful experiences.
Applications are due February 10, 2021
We look forward to supporting our BETC families in 2021.
The Donald Ponn Scholarship Committee
Don, Katie, Paulette, Myrna, and Karen