Looking for a community service project for your synagogue, school, youth group or teen program?
J-Teen Leadership brings together Jewish teens from all backgrounds. Our teens enjoy collaborating with other teen groups who have an interest in service and leadership. Please contact us about opportunities to work together. Sign-up for our e-mail list and receive information about upcoming programs. We look forward to working with you!
What you need to know about J-Teen Leadership:
- As a teen-led organization, programming decisions are made by the Leadership Circle-a group of involved teen leaders. Ownership by the teens is a critical element that determines the success of the service projects.
- Adult allies serve as mentors and administrators in programming decisions, working with teens to develop, plan and implement projects.
- Teens are empowered to be decision makers and critical thinkers-to turn their passion into action.
Leadership role for your teens in county-wide project Westchester J-SERVE in April
J-Teen Leadership actively seeks Jewish groups-synagogues, JCCs, youth programs, to participate in the annual Westchester J-Serve Project in April as part of the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Partner groups are invited to nominate teens to serve on the Westchester-wide teen planning committee.
Mark your calendar- 2012 Westchester J-SERVE is Sunday, April 10, 2012.
Opportunity for your teens to travel to Washington, D.C.- Politics in Action/Advocacy
Join our teens on a trip to Panim el Panim: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values over Presidents weekend.
Teens who participate in this four-day workshop in Washington, D.C. return as stronger leaders with confidence to use their voices on important issues. Lobbying on Capitol Hill is a highlight. The trip is staffed by J-Teen Leadership. Teens who serve on the Westchester J-SERVE Planning Committee are encouraged to participate in this trip. Scholarships are available.
Collaborative Partners (List in Formation)
- American Jewish Committee
- Afya Foundation
- Bet Torah
- Beth El of New Rochelle
- B’nai Brith Cuban Jewish Relief Project
- B’nai Tzedek of Western Massachusetts
- Bronx Jewish Community Council
- Bukharan Teen Lounge (JCCA)
- Community Synagogue of Rye
- Congregation Emanuel of Westchester
- Congregation Sons of Israel
- Edenwald Center
- Food Bank for Westchester
- Greenwich JCC
- Hawthorne Cedar Knolls
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hillels of Westchester
- JCC Manhattan
- JCC of Mid-Westchester
- Jewish Community Center of Harrison
- Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
- Jewish Student Union
- Jewish Teen Funders Network
- Jewish Communal Fund
- Jewish Student Union
- Jewish Women International
- Junior League of Northern Westchester
- Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
- Mt. Kisco Hebrew Congregation
- Neighbors Link
- Pelham Jewish Center
- Pleasantville Community Synagogue
- Pleasantville Cottage School
- Repair the World
- Rosenthal JCC
- Solomon Schechter School of Westchester
- Star of Bethlehem Church
- Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester
- Temple Israel Center
- The Jewish Education Project
- Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester
- UJA-Federation of New York
- Westchester County Youth Council
- Westchester Jewish Community Services
- Westchester Jewish Council
- Westchester Program Services Cabinet
- UJA-Federation of New York – Westchester
- Westchester Reform Temple
- Young Judaea
- And We Welcome You.