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Young Jewish Giving

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  Jewish students ages 12-22

What:  Young Jewish Giving provides hands-on experience and education about philanthropy and non-profit organizations. YJG offers fun, social, energetic and insightful programming built around tzedakah, its importance in Judaism and the responsibility to engage in acts of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. Teens learn firsthand about giving tzedakah by opening their own fund, practicing social action, and being part of a community that models leadership.

Why:  Young Jewish Giving empowers Jewish teens to make an impact in the world by giving tzedakah and supporting causes that are meaningful to them. Our goal is to inspire young  people to make a difference in the community by providing both the knowledge and resources to be able to do so.

For more information contact Danielle Gordman at

Upcoming Event:

YJG - Giving Shuk featuring Todd Simon
Tuesday, April 25  |  6:00-8:00 pm  |  JCC Auditorium

6:00 pm – Welcome and Dinner
6:30 pm – Shuk opens
7:15 pm – Special guest speaker Todd Simon
7:45 pm – Teens will make their donations & parents will have a meet & greet with Todd Simon
8:00 pm – Door prizes and raffle drawings. Must be present to win!

Philanthropist Todd Simon is a fifth generation owner of the Omaha Steaks® group of companies. In his various roles, Mr. Simon is responsible for consumer sales and marketing of Omaha Steaks branded products and services. He carries on the strong commitment Omaha Steaks and the Simon Family have always had toward community philanthropy. Mr. Simon is extremely involved in shaping his family's leadership in supporting the Omaha Jewish Community, the arts as well as social and human services agencies and programs. He serves on the boards of a number of philanthropic organizations including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Omaha Community Foundation and United States Artists.

Parents, mentors and board members are invited to attend the event. After Todd speaks there will be a meet and greet with him as the teens are making their donations.

Shuk: Teens will visit approximately 18 booths of different non-profit organizations. They will learn about their programs and funding needs. Teens can donate to other non-profit organizations not represented at the Shuk. YJG account holders will make their donations on site.