Description: The Federation is offering incentive grants and need-based scholarships for teens to participate in short-term immer ...read moreThe Federation is offering incentive grants and need-based scholarships for teens to participate in short-term immersive Jewish programs, such as youth group Shabbatons, regional or national conventions, service learning trips, etc. The Burt and Elaine Margulis Teen Scholarship Fund, part of the LA Jewish Teen Initiative's effort to reduce barriers to participation, provides financial aid for short-term Jewish activities. This is such an amazing opportunity for 7th-12th graders!
Description: FInding a Youth Group: https://southerncalifornia.nfty.org/get-involved/temple-youth-groups/
NFTY is a Movement t ...read moreFInding a Youth Group: https://southerncalifornia.nfty.org/get-involved/temple-youth-groups/
NFTY is a Movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.
The Southern California region of NFTY serves Jewish Teens in Southern California (from San Luis Obispo to San Diego). We work in partnership with Union for Reform Judaism affiliated congregations to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for middle and high school students.
We are part of the family of Union for Reform Judaism camps and youth programs. URJ Youth provides young people with immersive Jewish experiences in North America, and around the world, including camps, Israel trips and social action/service learning travel programs.
Our Movement was founded as the youth arm of Reform Judaism in 1939 at the urging of Women of Reform Judaism (then known as the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods).
With over 900 congregations and 1.5 million Jews, Reform Judaism is the largest and most vibrant Jewish movement in all of North America. read less
Description: Sherut L’Olam is an innovative, exciting leadership program that educates 9-11th graders about the most critical s ...read moreSherut L’Olam is an innovative, exciting leadership program that educates 9-11th graders about the most critical social justice and environmental issues facing our world so that they can address these issues and positively impact the world.
Bringing teens from all parts of the Los Angeles area.
· Conejo Valley
· San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita
· Los Angeles
· South Bay
During the year, Sherut L'Olam Teens will explore how to heal our planet with the Shalom Institute, and they will help those in need with Jewish World Watch. They will also partner with the Jewish Federation to focus on the community with a Community Leadership Track helping those in need in Los Angeles.
The teens receive training in Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens," and learn leadership and life skills with Reason Media Group. Additionally, teens improve their communication skills by working with a team of award-winning public speaking champions and communications specialists.
These valuable leadership, teambuilding, communication and advocacy skills will enable the Sherut L'Olam teens to teach and model what they have learned in a highly effective and professional manner.
The Sherut L'Olam Teen Leaders will:
· Receive 50 hours or more of community service!
· Get trained in advanced leadership and advocacy skills
· Learn directly from experts in social justice, community leadership, environmental education, teen leadership and communication development.
· Be an integral part of coordinating major community events
· Work closely with an elite group of teens from throughout Los Angeles
To apply, visit http://www.sherutlolam.com/.
Sherut L'Olam is a program of Shalom Institute, and is funded by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The Sherut L'Olam year is October 2017- May, 2018. To learn more about Sherut L'Olam and the scholarships available, visit www.sherutlolam.com, or email Arthur Pinchev at firstname.lastname@example.org.