Pluralistic organization, open to any Jewish teen in high school. Focuses on leadership and engaging teens in Jewish experiences.
Bay Area Jewish Teen ProgramsThe Bay Area’s creative Jewish programming includes many opportunities for teens. The groups offering these activities are often housed within Jewish Community Centers. These offerings typically have a more secular, sports or recreational focus. Another common provider of teen programs are those within religious congregations. These are likely to have a shared religious or values-focused component to the activities and events they offer. Other unaffiliated groups round out the Bay Area teen opportunities. Some of these focus on leadership development. Others provide community-building and social justice programming to allow teens to get more involved with Jewish values. Also, these groups provide a framework in which teens can develop their social skills while working on common goals. Still other groups pinpoint Israel as their area of study, programming and activities to enable teens to connect to the Jewish homeland and its people. Further, Bay Area Jewish teen programming can spotlight the environment as the place where teens connect to the earth. Teens have a chance to learn about and volunteer to address the environmental challenges facing the world. In this type of group, teens can learn to put their energies into bringing about needed change. In this way, they also begin to explore the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, or healing the world. Yet another group enables older teens to work for Jewish non-profits in the Bay Area. This type of employment provides on the job training. This gives teens a chance to earn money and to learn about what these non-profit organizations do in the community.
Dedicated youth connect with other teens in community action, caring community and Jewish social justice values, to make a difference in their communities.
Provides teens in grades 8-12 with programs and leadership opportunities. Meetings offer Jewish teens opportunities to engage in discussions about Jewish ethical topics as they relate to teens and teen life.
An 18-month experience for Jewish high school sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in Jewish spirituality, concern for the environment, a background in Jewish learning and a commitment to personal growth.
Fun, social atmosphere brings cool Jewish advisors to public schools. Programs for all types of Jewish teenagers strengthen their Jewish identity and connection to Israel.
Programming for hundreds of local teens from diverse Jewish backgrounds; includes weekly learning, monthly social events, free summer programs, and much more.
Provides URJ-affiliated high school youth with leadership training, social-action opportunities, social activities, Israel trips and weekend retreats on local, regional and national level.
Programs for girls, boys, and trans and nonbinary teens; use Jewish teachings and gender lens helping teens explore what they care about most: body image, social and academic pressure, friendship and sexuality.
Providing teens the opportunity to mentor and provide friendship to a child/teen with special needs, gaining empathy and leadership skills while learning about the importance of community.
Teen's place to learn about Israel, understand context of today’s headlines and make friends for life. Be proud and articulate Zionism.
Fellowship for 11th graders focused on community, Jewish identity, Israel engagement, and leadership development. Includes workshops, retreats, hosting an Israeli teen and an Israel seminar.
Recognizes 15 Jewish teens for exceptional community service and outstanding leadership in repairing the world with $36,000 scholarship each. Nominations/applications open in the fall.
JVS helps youth in San Francisco ages 14-24 transform their lives by building skills through paid job experience.
Jewish Teen Foundation provides teens with the skills and experience to make the world a better place.
Program offers teens and pre-teens Jewish service learning and leadership skills including internships, training, volunteer opportunities, college and career preparation workshops and more.