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Jewish Teen Board


The Jewish Teen Board is a project-based learning experience in which teens run a real Foundation by selecting causes they care about facilitated through a meaningful and structured process. Participants are guided through the process of fundraising and taught about grant-making. The program culminates in a Granting Ceremony where students present the money raised to selected organizations.


Make your giving count! This unique program brings Jewish teens together for the purpose of learning about charitable giving and philanthropy.  Through a series of workshops, teens will experience being a part of a REAL board, focusing on REAL community needs, and granting REAL money through a yearly grant making cycle:


  • Who Should Apply: Jewish teens entering grades 9-11 in Fall of 2017 with an interest in philanthropy, leadership, and helping to transform the world around them.
  • Benefits of Joining the JTB: The JTB is so much more than teaching teens about giving.  It's a wonderful way for students to gain leadership and consensus building skills and meet other teens from across the community.
  • Be Part of an International Teen Giving Program: Learn about real world issues and be empowered to make an impact. The Jewish Teen Board is an opportunity to give back to the community in a new and exciting way.
  • Be Involved in Volunteering: Come face to face with organizational and communal leaders who are making a difference to our world.


Are you a teen who wants to make a difference in our community? Application deadline is May 26, 2017 and spaces are limited!


First Year


Focus on organizations and programs which address vulnerable segments of the local Jewish community (teens, seniors, families, youth, and children)

and for those who choose to continue..


Second Year Board Members


​Focus on organizations and programs dedicated to forging strong connections with Israel.


The Commitment


Jewish Teen Board is a year-long program, beginning in September meeting approximately once a month and includes: 

  • A Day-long Sunday Retreat
  • Six Sunday Afternoon Meetings
  • 2-3 Visits to Potential Grantee Organizations
  • 2 Social Programs,
  • 3 Sunday Community Service Projects
  • Year-end Granting Celebration

In order for the program to be successful, board members are expected to participate in all aspects of the program.

For more information contact Joshua Harendorf at 416-635-2883 ext. 5141 or email teenboard@​ujafed.​org

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