Description: Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice ...read moreSherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice and empower them to engage with the world. Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition and ethics, Sherut L’Olam draws on environmental and social justice activists as well as experts in public speaking, team building and communication. In addition to gaining a greater understanding of important issues of the day, Sheruters will develop the skills to teach and model what they have learned in a more confident and effective manner. Sherut L’Olam brings together teens from across Southern California: the South Bay, Westside, and the Conejo, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
The Sherut L'Olam Senior Fellowship runs from October 2017 - March 2018.
The program includes:
Three weekend retreats at Shalom Institute
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
35+ hours community service read less
Description: The Federation is offering incentive grants and need-based scholarships for teens to participate in short-term immer ...read moreThe Federation is offering incentive grants and need-based scholarships for teens to participate in short-term immersive Jewish programs, such as youth group Shabbatons, regional or national conventions, service learning trips, etc. The Burt and Elaine Margulis Teen Scholarship Fund, part of the LA Jewish Teen Initiative's effort to reduce barriers to participation, provides financial aid for short-term Jewish activities. This is such an amazing opportunity for 7th-12th graders!
Description: FInding a Youth Group: https://southerncalifornia.nfty.org/get-involved/temple-youth-groups/
NFTY is a Movement t ...read moreFInding a Youth Group: https://southerncalifornia.nfty.org/get-involved/temple-youth-groups/
NFTY is a Movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.
The Southern California region of NFTY serves Jewish Teens in Southern California (from San Luis Obispo to San Diego). We work in partnership with Union for Reform Judaism affiliated congregations to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for middle and high school students.
We are part of the family of Union for Reform Judaism camps and youth programs. URJ Youth provides young people with immersive Jewish experiences in North America, and around the world, including camps, Israel trips and social action/service learning travel programs.
Our Movement was founded as the youth arm of Reform Judaism in 1939 at the urging of Women of Reform Judaism (then known as the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods).
With over 900 congregations and 1.5 million Jews, Reform Judaism is the largest and most vibrant Jewish movement in all of North America. read less