KAHAL will be continuing programming and support for all students remaining abroad. While most organizations have postponed or canceled large group programming, KAHAL understands the need for, and is committed to providing, individual services and programming as part of regular operations in destinations not impacted by COVID-19
CONTINUE PROGRAMMING & SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS STILL ABROAD
MICRO-GRANT FUNDING & ADVISORY SERVICE FOR THOSE STILL TRAVELING
KAHAL will support students whose programs have been canceled or put online, including who choose to remain informally in their abroad locations or travel in Europe, with grant subsidies. Eligible students should click here to apply for funding of up to $50 for each of the following (up to $150 per student in total):
- Overnight stays on Shabbat (stipend per student)
- “DIY” Shabbat dinner or holiday celebrations with friends (stipend per event)
- Other opportunities on a case-by-case basis. Please be in touch with KAHAL.
KEEP INFORMED ABOUT HOW COVIS-19 IMPACTS STUDY ABROAD
KAHAL remains equipped to provide information and resources regarding the rapidly changing status of COVID-19 in countries all over the world. We recommend you visit the World Health Organisation and Centers for Disease Control. If you would like advice on your specific study abroad destination please contact your KAHAL member of staff or email COVIDinfo@KahalAbroad.org.
OPPORTUNITY IN ISRAEL FOR STUDENTS WITH ONLINE CLASSES
Students impacted by COVID-19 and completing online courses have the opportunity to work from a beautiful Kibbutz in the Galilee. Gather creates retreats for young professionals on Kibbutzim across Israel. Due to the situation, we’ve teamed up with Gather in order to offer you a remote work getaway in Kibbutz Kfar Blum. Leave your contact info here and they’ll get back to you with more info shortly. For more information email COVIDinfo@KahalAbroad.org.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR ALL
OFFICE HOURS WITH THE KAHAL TEAM
KAHAL is offering ongoing office hours to talk to students about their options, decompress, and discuss what the experience means for their academic, financial, and Jewish future. Students and parents alike can sign up for a time-slot to speak with a KAHAL team member by visiting this link or emailing COVIDinfo@KahalAbroad.org. Someone from the KAHAL team will reach out to you within 24 hours. If you need immediate support, please call Alex Jakubowski, KAHAL’s Executive Director, at 847-212-8777.
1x1 CONSULTATION WITH MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL THROUGH AMAZE PBC
Because this is a new virus, there are many unknowns. To help KAHAL students and families best deal with the situation, we’ve partnered with Amaze, a virtual medical provider in the U.S. to ensure that all impacted students and parents have immediate access to qualified medical consultations in real-time. To utilize this service you must download the AMAZE PBC app on the Apple store or Google Play store and use KAHAL’s unique access code. Please be in touch with KAHAL staff at COVIDinfo@KahalAbroad.org or register for KAHAL’s COVID-19 mobile app support community for more information and the unique access code.