The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) announces a free training and resource program for Jewish summer camp staff who want to bring the impact of teen philanthropy to their camps. Now in its eighth summer, JTFN’s Camp Philanthropy program, “Think Outside the Tzedakah Box,” takes the success of hands-on philanthropy to Jewish summer camp. Through a group grantmaking process, campers learn Jewish values by which they make grantmaking decisions, … [Read more...] about Calling All Jewish Summer Camps: Think Outside the Tzedakah Box!
Jewish Teen Funders Network
By Scott Rubenstein Recently, the Jewish Teen Funders Network released a report detailing the grants that participating youth philanthropy programs awarded during the last school year. In total, Jewish teen philanthropists granted nearly $1 million to nonprofit organizations in their local communities, nationally, and internationally, with a special focus on Israel. This is extremely impressive. In what other setting can Jewish teens have THIS … [Read more...] about A Teen’s Perspective on Philanthropy
New York, NY - March 17, 2015 - The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) proudly announces the release of its study, “Where Did the Money Go?” which presents the results of its biennial survey of Jewish teen foundations within its network. Jewish teen foundation boards continue to flourish nationwide since JTFN began building its network in 2006. Comprised of roughly 25 teen participants each, teen foundations introduce participants to strategic … [Read more...] about Jewish Teen Funders Network Releases Milestone Report: Data Indicates Positive Impact of Jewish Teen Philanthropy
The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN), the central resource for the quickly growing field of Jewish teen philanthropy, has selected three new grantees - from three different countries - to the second cohort of its Teen Foundation Board Incubator: Combined Jewish Philanthropies in partnership with Gann Academy and Hebrew College in Boston, MA.; Australian Jewish Funders in Melbourne, Australia; and UJA Federation’s Centre for Jewish Education in … [Read more...] about Teen Funders Network Announces New Teen Foundation Boards
By Stefanie Zelkind ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker Gratitude. We learn from an early age that it is important to be grateful, to appreciate what we have - to say thank you. Indeed, a national survey on gratitude found that more than 95 percent of Americans consider it “somewhat” to “very” important for mothers and fathers … [Read more...] about This Thanksgiving, Foster an Attitude of Gratitude