UJA’s Jewish Teen Board (JTB) is an exciting philanthropic leadership development program for Jewish teens entering grades 9-11. The program introduces teens to collective grantmaking through the Jewish lenses of tzedakah (charity) and tikun olam (repairing the world). The program is run through UJA’s Julia & Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education and the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.
All participants will receive a total of 40 hours towards their school's community service requirements. These hours encompass both the in-class and volunteer portions of the program.
Fundraising & Community-Building Skills
Participants will learn about the guidelines and intricacies of fundraising and what is involved when becoming a board member in a charitable organization.
Through thought-provoking discussions centered around community issues and world events, students will gain strong leadership and consensus building skills.
Thougt Provoking Speakers
Throughout the year, the participants are given volunteer opportunities that they can take together or through community-wide programs (i.e. Jserve, Walk with Israel) where teen volunteers are needed.
With the vaccine rollout, we hope to run in-person meetings, starting in October 2021. The health and safety of our community members is our number one priority. We will continue to monitor the situation and will follow the strict guidelines set out by Ontario’s government and Ministry of Health.
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
4. 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 the amount of $120.
Meetings take place monthly and occur from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Sundays, unless indicated otherwise. Exact meeting dates will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
Lipa Green Building, Sherman Family Campus
4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto
*NB: If we cannot meet in person at the start of the 2021/22 session, meetings will take place online.
Yearly Granting Making Cycle
Through a series of workshops, teens will experience being a part of a non-profit organization's board, focusing on community needs, and granting funds through a yearly grant making cycle.
For more information contact Shoshana Newman at 416-635-2883 ext. 5019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org