Jewish Teen Board


The Jewish Teen Board of Greater Toronto (JTB) is an exciting leadership development program for Jewish teens, entering grades 9-11, who are interested in learning about philanthropy and being part of a philanthropic foundation. Participants will explore Jewish values, learn about fundraising, strategic philanthropy and, ultimately, make a difference in their communities. Also, each JTB board member will receive 40 community service hours. Not bad eh?


Over the course of the academic year, the teens will work together as a real philanthropic foundation, grounded in Judaism’s commitment to tzedakah (charity) and Tikkun Olam (repair of the world). They’ll develop lifelong skills while learning about social justice, philanthropy, leadership and fundraising.


  1. Why join the JTB: It's a wonderful way for students to gain leadership and consensus building skills and meet other teens from across the community.
  2. Who Should be nominated/apply: Jewish teens entering grades 9-11 in the fall with an interest in philanthropy and helping to transform the world around them.
  3. 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.
  4. Be Involved in Volunteering: Come face to face with organizational and communal leaders who are making a difference to our world.

Teens have the choice of Two options:

  1. Join Jewish Teen Board and receive 40 Hours of community hours.
  2. NEW this year – JTB is partnering with Torah High so that teens can receive both a high school credit and their community hours. To learn more about this joint initiative, please visit



The Commitment

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

1. A Day-long Sunday Retreat

2. Six Sunday Afternoon Meetings

3. Two-Three Visits to Potential Grantee Organizations

4. Two Social Programs

5. Three Sunday Community Service Projects

6. A year-end Granting Celebration

For the program to be successful, board members are expected to participate in all aspects.


Participation Fee: $360

For more information contact Natalie Walden at 416-635-2883 ext. 5141 or email teenboard@ ujafed. org

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:

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