Indianapolis, IN and Seattle, WA are the newest incubator communities, joining San Diego, California; Detroit, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Toronto, Canada; and Melbourne, Australia, and Israel as a part of fourth cohort of the JTFN Foundation … [Read more...] about Indianapolis and Seattle will join the Jewish Teen Funders Network Foundation Board Incubator
By Wayne Green Rabbi Hillel said: “If I am not for me, who will be for me? And when I am for myself alone, what am I?” Pirkei Avot 1:14. This text asks us to consider when to stand and act for ourselves and when to act for others. Is it being selfish if I only take care and … [Read more...] about Where does Authenticity fit within our Giving Experience?
By Renanit Levy If you’ve ever planned a bar or bat mitzvah, you know that it is easy to get caught up in the details of the party. What will the logo look like? What kind of appetizers will we serve? What color should the linens on the tables and the flowers on the bima be? H … [Read more...] about Teen Philanthropy: Bat Mitzvah Edition
By Briana Holtzman “Obsessed with our phones ... self-centered ... lazy.” I recently spent the afternoon with 70 teens exploring their role as philanthropists and asked them what they think people think about teens today. “And ... what do you want them to know?” I pushed fur … [Read more...] about Transforming Tzedakah into Grantmaking, a study by the Jewish Teen Funders Network
By Hallie Shapiro Devir [This article is the second in a series written by participants in the inaugural Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.] This year we are celebrating a bar mitzvah in our department. It is the thirteenth year … [Read more...] about Broadening the Circle: Parents’ Role as (Co-)Experiential Jewish Educator