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KITT Philanthropists Allocate $25,000 to "Heal the World"

July 21, 2014

The 35 high school students comprising the Kehillat Israel Tzedakah Teens (KITT) board gathered to award six worthy organizations a combined $25,000 in grants on May 18. Elenna King, facilitator of the group based out of Kehillat Israel, a Reconstructionist congregation in Pacific Palisades, CA, said "these teens have found a way to create change that is personally meaningful and globally impactful."

"It was a powerful and moving morning when the 35 high school students comprising the Kehillat Israel Tzedakah Teens board gathered to award six worthy organizations a combined $25,000 in grants on May 18. A philanthropy program comprised of teens, KITT is designed to inspire young people to learn about challenging social issues from a Jewish perspective. Participants decide how to responsibly generate and award up to $25,000 to organizations that they determine are most effective in making the world a better place – a reflection of their commitment to the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, meaning 'heal the world.'"

 

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