resources
Thursday, April 21, 2011 | return to: news & features, local


Share
 

Visiting teens explore social justice in Bay Area

Follow j. on   and 

Some 20 Jewish teens from the United States and Israel recently visited educational and social service programs in the Bay Area as part of the International Diller Teen Fellows North American Seminar.

The program, which seeks to develop future generations of Jewish leaders, is for 10th- and 11th-graders, takes place in eight communities around North America. Each community has its own cohort of students, paired with a region in Israel; the Bay Area students were paired with students from the Upper Galilee.

For the Bay Area program, the teens served breakfast to the homeless at Glide Memorial Church, met with ex-felons and others in a vocational training program at the Delancey Street Foundation and attended FedFest 100 (the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation’s centennial event, which included lectures and workshops).

On April 12, the teens met with students at Life Learning Academy, a Treasure Island–based charter school serving high school-aged youth who have been involved in the social justice system.

The Diller Teen Fellows program aims to encourage teens to be committed to the Jewish people, Israel and community service. A year-long program, it explores themes of social justice, socioeconomic disparity and religious diversity.

For more information, visit http://www.sfjcf.org/diller  OR  http://www.sfjcf.org/diller/sanfrancisco/


Comments

Be the first to comment!




Leave a Comment

In order to post a comment, you must first log in.
Are you looking for user registration? Or have you forgotten your password?



Auto-login on future visits