With the JTFGB, teens learn how to:

  • Assess community needs
  • Strengthen their teamwork and leadership skills
  • Work closely with REAL non-profits to meet their needs
  • Debate issues that matter
  • Challenge their perspective

All while meeting awesome Jewish teens from Greater Boston!

PAQs (Potentially Asked Questions)

Who should apply to be part of the JTFGB?

Jewish teens who will be in grades 9-12 in fall of 2016 who are interested in philanthropy, leadership, and helping to transform the world around them should apply!

What’s the commitment like?

Each teen board will meet monthly for three hours on a Sunday evening. There will also be an all-day kick-off retreat in the fall and a closing evening celebration in the spring. Board members are also expected to raise the funds for the grants and attend site visits at the semifinalist nonprofit organizations. These site visits will take place on weekday afternoons. Full engagement in every session is a requirement of the program, and there may be minimal work required in between (1-2 hours a month). Upon acceptance to the program, teens will receive a calendar of events and meetings for the year.

Where will the programs be held?

As the JTFGB includes sites at Hebrew College and at Gann Academy, one board will be based at each site. The two Foundation Boards will run parallel programs at their respective sites.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from April 1 – May 15, 2016. Apply today!


Contact Us:

Reuben Posner, Director of Youth Engagement, CJP, reubenp@cjp.org, 617-457-8548
Ariel Stein, Program Associate, Jewish Teen Foundation Board, astein@gannacademy.org, 781-642-6800 x112​
Dan Brosgol, Director of Prozdor, Hebrew College, dbrosgol@prozdor.org, 617-559-8802