WHAT is the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB)?

JTFGB is an innovation leadership development program for Jewish high school students who want to learn how philanthropy works by participating in a year-long foundation-like group experience. A project of the Jewish Teen Funders Network, generously funded by Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund, JTFGB was launched locally 2 years ago.

With JTFGB, teens learn how to:

  • Assess community needs
  • Strengthen their teamwork and leadership skills
  • Work closely with real non-profits
  • Learn how to solicit and raise funds for relevant causes
  • Debate issues that matter
  • Challenge their perspective

…all while meeting awesome Jewish teens from the Greater Boston area!

PAQs (Potentially Asked Questions)

Who should apply to be part of JTFGB?

Jewish teens who will be in high school (grades 9-12) in the fall of 2017 who are interested in learning more about philanthropy, leadership, and helping to transform the world around them–all through a Jewish lens.

What’s the commitment like?

Teens selected for this program are expected to make JTFGB a priority. Participation in the 9 monthly meetings, as well as an all-day kick-off retreat, a parent/student orientation, weekday site visits to non profit organizations in the spring, and end of year grant presentation celebration are mandatory (unless discussed with and approved by staff in advance). There may also be 2 potential community service and/or social events that take place during the program year that board members would be expected to attend once scheduled.

**ALL program dates will be made available mid-June.**

Where will the program be held?

The boards will each meet once a month throughout the year either on Sunday late afternoons or in the Lexington and MetroWest areas (specific locations TBA) on a weeknight. The three boards will meet together a few times during the year; however, each board will operate independently while still running a parallel program.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 31. Apply today!



Leah Goldstein, Director, Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston
617-559-8803 | lgoldstein@hebrewcollege.edu

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