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    • SHERUT L'OLAM JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP 2019-2020

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 34342 Mulholland Hwy. Malibu, CA
    • Age Group: 7th and 8th grades
    • Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • Contact Email: arthur@shalominstitute.com
    • Contact Phone: (818) 889-5500
    • Description: Apply by September 26, 2019 The Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulf ...read moreApply by September 26, 2019 The Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service projects and hours in a fun and meaningful way. Junior fellows will develop their public speaking/advocacy and communication skills with teens from all over the Greater Los Angeles area. Sherut 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. The Sherut L'Olam Junior Fellowship runs from December 2019 - March 2020. Sunday, November 3, 2019 Opening Program @ Camp Alonim January 31 - February 2, 2020 Weekend #1 @ Camp Alonim March 20-22, 2020 Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim The program includes: Two-weekend retreats at Shalom Institute Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions 25+ hours of community service read less
    • SHERUT L'OLAM SENIOR FELLOWSHIP 2019-20

    • Age Group: 9th - 11th grades
    • Grades: 9th - 11th grades
    • Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • Contact Email: arthur@shalominstitute.com
    • Contact Phone: (818) 889-5500 xt 111
    • Description: Applications due by September 26, 2019 Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environm ...read moreApplications due by September 26, 2019 Sherut 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 2019 - April 2020. The program includes: October 13, 2019 Opening Program @ Camp Alonim December 13-15, 2019 Weekend #1 @ Camp Alonim February 28 - March 1, 2020 Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim April 3-5, 2020 - Weekend #3 @ Camp Alonim Three-weekend retreats Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions 35+ hours community service read less
    • Diller Teen Fellows

    • Address: 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: 10th and 11th grades
    • Contact Email: ajacobs@westsidejcc.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 556-5207
    • Description: The Fellowship year begins in August/September and runs for 12 months. The cohort is announced in May/June each year ...read moreThe Fellowship year begins in August/September and runs for 12 months. The cohort is announced in May/June each year. Applications will be available in Spring 2020. Be inspired and inspire others to repair the world! The Diller Teen Fellows is a pluralistic, international, youth leadership fellowship currently active in 32 communities in North America, Israel, Australia, England, Argentina and South Africa. Twenty teens from the greater Los Angeles area are selected yearly based on their leadership aptitude, commitment to Jewish learning, interest in exploring their connection to Israel, and passion for serving their community. Fellows participate in monthly Sunday workshops, three weekend retreats, two single night overnights, a 10-day peer hosting of a Diller Teen Fellow from our sister community, Tel Aviv, and a three-week trip to Israel in the summer. The Fellowship is open to high school sophomores and juniors. Applications (by current freshmen and sophomores) are accepted in the spring. Teens from all Jewish backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Fellowship year begins in August/September and runs for 12 months. The cohort is announced in May/June each year. Applications will be available in Spring 2019. To apply or mor information, go to http://www.westsidejcc.org/teens/diller-teen-fellows/ Contact Aaron Jacobs by email or call 323.556.5207 for more information. read less
    • NFTY Youth Group

    • Location: City;South Bay;Valleys;SGP Valleys
    • Age Group: 7-12th 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
    • Teh Tivnu Building Justice Gap Year

    • Address: 7971 SE 11th Ave. Portland,
    • Contact Email: steve@tivnu.org
    • Contact Phone: (503) 232-1864
    • Description: The Tivnu Gap Year program is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement in Portland, Oregon for 17- t ...read moreThe Tivnu Gap Year program is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement in Portland, Oregon for 17- to 20-year-olds. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts. Among their other activities, Tivnu participants intern with local grass-roots organizations. They plant sustainable gardens and learn about nutrition with elementary school children, prepare and serve meals at a café for people experiencing homelessness, tutor at-risk youth in an alternative high school, build homes with Habitat for Humanity, and more. 2019-2020 Important Dates: Arrive in Portland: Aug 26, 2019 Thanksgiving Break: Nov 24 – Dec 2, 2019 Winter Break: Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 14, 2020 Passover Break: Apr 7 – 19, 2020 Depart for Home: May 20, 2020 read less