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The Omaha Passport to Israel Program is a shining example of a partnership between families, the Jewish Federation of Omaha and your synagogue to provide the resources which will enable students enrolled in participating Jewish schools and Jewish study programs to take part in an Israel peer experience as a meaningful part of their Jewish education. 

The program exists for those families in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area who are in good standing with one of the area synagogues. To qualify, students must be in kindergarten through the 8th grade

Families are required to make annual contributions to a dedicated account into which the Jewish Federation of Omaha and the affiliated synagogue provide matching funds according to specific guidelines.  A family may at any time withdraw funds they have made to the account.  Withdrawals other than for an approved Israel program will make those funds ineligible for matching contributions.  The Passport to Israel Program has specific guidelines for approval of Israel programs.

Read full details about the program and enrollment procedures by clicking here.


Enrollment in the program is a simple 2-step process.

Step 1:  Complete the Omaha Passport to Israel Program Participation Agreement

Step 2:  Complete the Signature Bank Enrollment form (download or request a copy).  Send both completed forms with a $150 check to open the new account to the address shown on the Participation Agreement.  All checks are to be made payable to Child's Name. Include the child's SSN on the Memo line of the check. (The child's account number will be used for subsequent checks.)

 The Passport to Israel Program is administered by the Jewish Federation of Omaha.  If you have questions, please contact Mark Kirchhoff at or (402) 334-6463.