By Briana Holtzman Passover is one of my favorite holidays. Each year, we are challenged anew to think about what we are willing to fight for; charged to make the changes we want to see in the world. Instead of simply marking an historical event on the calendar, we are … [Read more...] about What’s Really Enough When it Comes to Jewish Teen Engagement?
By Jenn Director Knudsen Julia Weiss’ parents taught with words and by example the import of giving back. Both Julia and her big sister took their advice very seriously. “My older sister had asked for cans of food to donate instead of presents for her bat mitzvah project,” J … [Read more...] about Jewish Teen Philanthropy Programs Hit Milestone and Keep Growing
By Stefanie Zelkind “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there,” warned the Cheshire Cat to Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Such obvious wisdom, and yet so often ignored - in our personal lives, in business, and, it seems, in our charitable … [Read more...] about Teen Philanthropists More Focused than Adult Counterparts?
By Dafna Laskin [This is the final article in a four-part series about the long-term impact of Jewish teen philanthropy. Jewish teen foundations have successfully engaged a new generation of philanthropists, with thousands of teens giving away millions of grant dollars to … [Read more...] about Lessons for a Lifetime of Judaism
By Rudy Brandt I just returned from living in Israel for four months on a high school semester study abroad program called NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. I was looking around my room at all of the things that made up who I was before I had left and found new parts of myself … [Read more...] about What a Paper Plate Says About My Jewish Identity