San Francisco

Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 121 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-6250 MikeF@sfjcf.org www.jewishfed.org/teeninitiative
Contact: Mike Friedman

Five-year endeavor to increase the number and broaden the diversity of Jewish teens engaged in Jewish experiences during their high school years. Supports high-quality Jewish teen programs, increases access to these experiences, and invests in its youth professionals — leading to deep and long-lasting impact.

Strategies include: grant funding and entrepreneurial training for local organizations to develop or scale new and different programs that will engage more teens; high quality learning and skill development for youth professionals and educators; funding to pilot and test new program ideas; JBridge, a centralized resource for teens, parents, and community professionals with multiple components for virtual and direct engagement; and incentive scholarships to encourage teen participation in domestic immersive programs and Israel travel.