01 December 2016
Federation’s Jteen Philanthropy program is featured in online publication, Sentinel. Jewish teen Philanthropy (Jteen) is a leadership program where a group of 38 teenagers from the Greater Washington area collaborate, debate and allocate $27,360 of grant money to local, national, and international organizations. Jteen Board Members learn about tzedakah(charity) and philanthropy, and work with mentors and non-profit leaders to make decisions about the funding of different projects.
Leading the program is Federation’s Jewish Teen Engagement and Philanthropy Associate, Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath. She says the mission of Jteen Philanthropy is to strengthen leadership skills through acts of giving so they can say with confidence “‘I can make a contribution.’ We want to show them what it really means to engage in philanthropy.”