Jteen Philanthropy

Federation’s Jewish teen philanthropy programs provide teens with an opportunity to engage in hands-on philanthropy while learning the Jewish values of tzedakah (charity), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness), and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Jteen Philanthropy programming goes beyond a simple tzedakah lesson or fundraising project. By engaging teens in collective philanthropic giving, these programs help youth to understand the Jewish obligation of tzedakah on a much deeper level. It gives them an opportunity to collaborate, debate and allocate, exposing them to the tough issues facing our community, while giving them the opportunity to make a direct impact on the world.

Contact Jennifer Diamond at jennifer.diamond@shalomdc.org or 301-348-7317 for more information.

*Jteen Philanthropy requires that each participant contribute a minimum of $360 to the collective giving pool. This amount will be matched by Federation, meaning that your $360 contribution becomes $720, all of which will go directly to the organizations that you choose! If this amount is a challenge for you and your family, please be in touch with Jennifer Diamond to discuss further.

REGISTRATION FOR JTEEN PHILANTHROPY IS NOW OPEN!

Jteen Philanthropy 1.0

PLEASE NOTE: Federation will only be offering Jteen 2.0 and 3.0 in the 2019-2020 academic year. Please add your name to the interest list if you would like more information about a future Jteen 1.0 cohort.

Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime?

Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world, while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college resume, a fun and exciting experience, and a chance to make a difference.

Jteen PHILANTHROPY 2.0

Finished year one? Find out what’s new in year two!

This is your chance to take the skills that you’ve learned this past year and put them into action. You choose the causes, advocate for the organizations that we will explore, and serve as leaders in the local philanthropic community. Once again, you’ll have the chance to allocate thousands of dollars to local, national, and international non-profits. You’ll develop leadership skills, public speaking tools, and use teamwork and build consensus to make decisions that impact hundreds of lives.

Dates for Jteen Philanthropy 2.0:

  • November 17, 2019
  • December 8, 2019
  • January 12, 2020
  • February 2, 2020
  • March 8, 2020
  • April 19, 2020
  • May 6, 2020 (Closing Ceremony – please note this will be an evening event, location TBD)

Location:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Jteen Philanthropy 3.0 

After finishing two years of Federation’s Jteen Philanthropy, you are invited to join us for the ultimate leadership experience. In addition to choosing your own causes and allocating funds, you will have the opportunity to learn fundraising skills, plan and implement personal, as well as collective funding goals. Experience the fundraising and allocations process from start to finish!

Dates for Jteen Philanthropy 3.0:

  • November 17, 2019
  • December 8, 2019
  • January 12, 2020
  • February 2, 2020
  • March 8, 2020
  • April 19, 2020
  • May 6, 2020 (Closing Ceremony – please note this will be an evening event, location TBD)

Location:
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland St
Falls Church, VA 22043

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a Federation priority. If you or your family require special accommodations in order to attend this event, please contact us at least seven business days in advance at 301-230-7200 or email info@shalomdc.org so we can make every effort to accommodate your needs.