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Young Jewish Giving


Apply today and become involved with
Young Jewish Giving!
Application downloads:
• Young Jewish Giving
• Volunteer Council
• YJG Teen Foundation

  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 Events:

Volunteer Opportunities - Book your volunteer slot today!!

Sunday, April 15, 2-3pm | Kripke Library
Be part of the planning committee for this year’s Giving Shuk. No limit.

Monday, April 16,  6:30-7:30pm | JCC Gallery
Assist at the IHE “Art & the Holocaust” event. 2 spots available.

Wednesday, April 18 from 4-8pm | JCC
Help at the community’s Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration. 6 spots available from 4-6pm and 6 available spots 6-8pm

Final Teen Foundation Board Meeting

Sunday, April 15 12:30-2pm | Kripke Library (free Kosher lunch provided)
the board will discuss and vote to allocate $5,000.
All 8th graders with YJG accounts are welcome to attend to watch the 2017/18 board in action and jump start their application for a spot on the 2018/19 Teen Foundation board. Once again, there will be $5,000 available to allocate.

Giving Shuk - Middle & High School Event

Tuesday, April 24, 6-8pm | JCC Auditorium
The annual Giving Shuk (market) offers teens the chance to learn about local non-profit organizations and listen to inspiring stories from community philanthropists. YJG members will make their annual allocation from their donor advised funds. Special presentation for all seniors.
Free Kosher dinner will be provided. Please RSVP for the Shuk.