The Jewish Youth Philanthropy Program, or J.Team, is comprised of teens from 9th - 12th grade who share a common interest in social action. Meeting monthly over the school year, they will participate in nonprofit site visits and community service projects, while learning about Jewish values of giving.
J.TEAM ALLOCATION SESSION
On Sunday, June 2 from 3 pm to 6 pm, the J.Team will participate in an allocation session. We will review the requests for proposals from all of the nonprofits and allocate the dollars we have in our pool. Here is what you need to do in order to prepare:
1. Review the applications in advance. If you haven't reviewed them yet, email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to access the documents.
RECAP - by Amy Paquette
On Sunday, April 28th, the teens split into groups and visited two different sites. First, they went to Treehouse, the only agency in King County and provides youth in foster care with essential and academic supports the deserve to help them graduate at the same rate as their peers wtih a plan for the future. Second, the teens visited with Emaily from the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center regarding the Phoenix Project, a therapy to improve outcomes for homeless youth impacted by trauma.
HaMotzi at every meal, Shabbat candles every week, Jewish kids and Jewish culture 24/7. These are just a few of the powerful experiences that Jewish camps provide.
Jewish camp is a place to develop and create a Jewish community, to find Jewish roots, to connect to the land and people of Israel and to live a Jewish life. It's where Jewish passion, creativity, and spirituality grow and where leadership skills develop. It's where our community's next generation is nurtured.
One Happy Camper First-time Camper Incentive Grant
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, in a partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp, is pleased to announce that the Seattle Jewish community will now offer One Happy Camper First-Time Camper Incentive Grants for Washington State residents.
If your child is a first-time camper, you might be eligible for up to $1,000 off a Jewish overnight camp experience!
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Campers and counselors donned blue and white on July 27 for Yom Yisrael (Israel Day) at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island. Our visiting TIPS (Tucson, Israel, Phoenix, Seattle Partnership) counselors from Israel organized an afternoon full of fun and creativity as a way for more than 400 campers to receive a taste of Israel.
Tired, weary, but excited from a day of traveling, Noa Cohen, Sapir Cohen and Ayala Cohen arrived in Seattle on a glorious July 4 afternoon. Greeted by their host families and lots of hugs, the Israeli teens were ready to begin their first independent trip to America.
J.Team, the Jewish Federation's initiative for Seattle-area teens to learn about Jewish values of tzedakah and community-building, presented grants totaling $11,750 to six organizations on Sunday, June 10 at the Stroum JCC.
J.Team participants learn about the Jewish imperative of tikkun olam (repairing our world) by visiting local non-profits, raising funds, and collectively deciding how to allocate the funds available to them.
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This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness.