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Young Jewish Giving


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

  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

Meeting Dates

YJG Teen Foundation

The YJG Teen Foundation is an innovative leadership development program for Jewish high school students (9th-12th) who want to learn how grant making works by participating in a year-long foundation experience.  MUST APPLY TO PARTICIPATE

All Teen Foundation meetings will be from 12:30-2pm in the Jewish Federation Conference Room unless otherwise noted.
September 16, 2018
October 7, 2018
November 18, 2018
January 27, 2019
February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019
April 14, 2019

YJG Middle School (7th & 8th)

November 11 | 11:15am-12pm | Beth El (kosher snacks served)
March 3 | 12:30-2pm |  JCC
(kosher lunch served)

YJG HIgh School (9th-12th)

November 13 | 7-8pm | JCC after BBYO Chapter Meetings (kosher snacks served)
February 5 | 7-8pm |  JCC after BBYO Chapter Meetings
(kosher snacks served)

Giving Shuk - Middle & High School Event

Tuesday, April 16 | 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.