Jewish Youth Philanthropy

By Sarah Gelman, Stefanie Zelkind

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2009

Jewish youth philanthropy successfully engages Jewish teens in values-driven Jewish activities, develops and trains young people as strategic philanthropists, and provides much-needed support to nonprofit organizations. One author recounts her participation in the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute, noting that her experience introduced her to the world of philanthropy, provided her with significant leadership opportunities, and engaged her in Jewish life outside the synagogue. The second author advocates for the strengthening of such Jewish youth philanthropy programs, which ideally should teach participants basic philanthropic principles, Jewish values related to philanthropy, and how to address various needs in the United States and the world at large. By developing such youth philanthropy programs, the leaders of tomorrow can begin to exercise leadership today.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Youth, Communal Responsibility, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Gail Naron

Volume/Issue: Vol.84/no.1/2

Page Number(s): 121-125

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Gelman, Sarah. Zelkind, Stefanie. Jewish Youth Philanthropy. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2009: 121-125.


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