Jewish Teen Board

UJA’s Jewish Teen Board of Greater Toronto (JTB) is an exciting philanthropic leadership development program for Jewish teens, entering grades 9-11. This program introduces teens to collective grantmaking through the Jewish lenses of giving, values of Tzedakah (charity) and Tikun Olam (repairing the world).

NCSY Partnership

For the 2019/20 school year, we are excited to announce our partnership with NCSY, which help grow and strengthen our program. 


Benefits of Joining JTB

The teens learn about the guidelines and intricacies of fundraising and what is involved when becoming a board member in a charity organization. Through meaningful and thought-provoking discussions centered around community issues and world events, students will also gain strong leadership and consensus learning skills.


Over the course of the year, Toronto Jewish community’s most dedicated lay leaders and philanthropists come and present to the teens. The opportunity to meet these distinct individuals, allows the teens to understand the importance of giving back to the community and inspires them to want to make a difference in the world themselves.


What's in it for Teens?

Every JTB board member will receive 40 community service hours at the end of the program, by completing in class and volunteer hours. Throughout the year, teens are given many chances for meaningful volunteering through a variety of different avenues.  The boards are given volunteer opportunities through field trips that they take together or through community wide programs (ie: Jserve, Walk for Israel) where teens are needed.


The Commitment

During the course of the program, board members will take part in:  

1. A day-long Sunday retreat 

2. Monthly morning meetings (Sundays) 

3. Social and community service projects 

6. A year-end granting celebration

Board members are expected to participate in all aspects of the program to ensure its success. 


Participation Fee: $360  

$120 of this fee is directed toward a granting pool. 

A tax receipt will be issued for this amount.



Meetings take place in monthly and occur from 10am-1pm, unless indicated otherwise. Exact meeting dates will be provided upon acceptance to the program.



Lipa Green Building, Sherman Family Campus

4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto

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:

For more information contact Shoshana Newman at 416-635-2883 ext. 5019 or email

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