College OLD (prior to 2015.JUN.26)

Accepting Applications – 5775/2015 CBI Merit Scholarship 

Applications for the 5775/2015 CBI Merit College Scholarship Program is officially open. If you are interested in applying for a CBI Merit College Scholarship, now is the time to get started. Applications are available in your high school career center or at the CBI office. Be sure to read the criteria for selection carefully. The deadline for completed applications is April 15, 2015, 4:00 p.m., to be returned to the CBI office, Attn. Judy Masliyah, Chair, College Scholarship.

The College Fund has been established for worthy Jewish students on the Monterey Peninsula who are being admitted to a four-year college. Awards are made in May and are presented at the student’s high school awards banquet and are recognized at the Senior Shabbat. We honor students who consistently show outstanding academic work, leadership, community dedication and values of Jewish life with a financial reward and community recognition.

We have awarded 78 scholarships since 1993 when we first started this wonderful endeavor. The committee is grateful to the wonderful contributors who have helped establish and have sustained this fund since its inception. Now, as the deadline arrives, we hope you will consider supporting this wonderful cause with your generous donation. These funds go directly to the students and your contribution is tax deductible.


Youth & Family News 
URJ Youth and College Programs

Our family of programs for ages 8 to 26 include NFTY teen programming, URJ Camps, Israel travel experiences and social justice programming at the Religious Action Center.

It’s never too early to start thinking about next summer at Camp or in Israel!

Ready to start planning the best Jewish summer experience for your child? The URJ Camps and Israel Programs are already planning for the summer of 2015! With high-caliber facilities, engaging programming, and a thoughtful and caring staff, we’ve been a vital part of the lives of tens of thousands of children for nearly six decades. Learn about session dates, program offerings, and request more information at our website.

Yes, your child has been playing on the same soccer team since the second grade. Yes, school, homework and grades are important. Yes, sports, drama and clubs look good on college applications. So where does youth group or camp fit into this equation?