Immersive service trips allow participants to mobilize resources and deliver supplies and donations to those in need outside our local communities.
The J-Teen Leadership Duffle Bag Project is a teen-led philanthropic effort to collect supplies and donations in advance of each trip. By bringing donated items to those in need, participants are representing our home communities.
Service projects allow J-Teen participants to forge new relationships within the local Jewish community (partnering with Hillels and others). Every project includes reflection and learning. Afterwards, teens share their stories through articles, videos, photo exhibits and speeches. See News.
For Our Service Trips, We:
- Mobilize resources and deliver supplies to those in need outside our local communities
- Discover the history of the local Jewish community where we visit
- Learn the local stories and narratives of the people we are serving
- Tour historical sites
- Connect our work to Jewish values and teachings
Where we are going this year:
Far Rockaway, Queens- THIS TRIP IS NOW FILLED!
Veteran’s Day Weekend
Sunday, November 10 – Monday, November 11
Hands-on Service Work – Help After Hurricane Sandy. Far Rockaway Information-Click here!
Far Rockaway Veteran’s Day Application
Teen-Led Humanitarian Mission to Havana, Cuba
Thursday evening, February 13, 2014 – Tuesday, February 18, 2014
For teens and parents (younger siblings invited too!)
Cuba Information-Click here!
Cuba Teen Application 2014
Mission Application Cuba
Thursday, February 13, 2014 – Wednesday, February 19, 2014
For Teens and Parents, J-Teen Leadership Alumni
Argentina Information-Click here!
Argentina Application 2014
Mission Application Argentina
Shalom Y’All Spring Break “On” Service Trip to New Orleans
Wednesday, April 16 – Friday, April 18
Details to be determined – for teens and parents
(8th graders invited to participate)
Videos of Past Service Trips
Haiti, February 2013
MLK Brooklyn Service Trip, January 2013, Video by Caroline Fine
“Shared Dreams” Service Trip to Birmingham, AL, January 2012
Video by Sam Wallis
Teen-Led Humanitarian Mission to Cuba, February 2012
Purim Carnival at Patronato Jewish Community Center, Havana
J-TeeLech L’cha Service Trip to Iowa for Jewish Social Action Month
November 2008, Video by Zoe Yellen
J-Teen Leadership gratefully acknowledges a grant from Repair the World for the 2013 MLK Weekend Immersive Service Trip to Brooklyn for Sandy Recovery efforts. J-Teen Leadership participates in the Repair the World Technical Assistance Program for Immersive Service Providers.