The B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program 

B’nai Tzedek redefines Jewish philanthropy by showing teens that they, too, can change the world through a personal and engaged relationship to lifelong giving. Participants learn about modern philanthropy and apply their knowledge by making heartfelt grants from their own long-term B’nai Tzedek charitable funds to the organizations and causes they care about. Whether it’s ending hunger, poverty, and homelessness, or supporting animal rescue, medical research, programs in Israel, sports opportunities, international aid, education, social services, music, and more, the B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program helps teens find organizations working to address the causes that most concern them. They also learn about leadership, service, financial literacy, and long-term investing to use their funds for good — now and in the future.

Briefly, the program offers teens: 

  • A memorable experience of youth leadership.
  • An opportunity to deepen their commitment to social action.
  • The chance to create and recommend grants from their own personal charitable endowment fund.
  • The opportunity to engage in meaningful community service projects.

Objectives of the program: 

  • To help every Jewish teen in the community establish a charitable endowment fund in their name.
  • To empower Jewish teens to change the world through Jewish philanthropy, tzedakah, and tikkun olam.
  • To provide Jewish teens with skills and knowledge from Jewish sources on giving, financial literacy, and modern philanthropy.
  • To help Jewish teens establish relationships with Jewish organizations in our community and abroad.
  • To offer the opportunity to network with other Jewish teens locally and nationally.