This is a full teacher's guide for creating and managing Jewish youth foundations. This guide is especially suited for synagogue seventh grade funds, associated with the bar or bat mitzvah. Written by Aaron Dorfman in 2003, while serving as the Director of Informal Education at Temple Isaiah in Layfayette, California.
This is a complete program introducing teens to the concept of mission statements, and then helps them create a personal tzedakah mission statement. This program was created by Rabbi Jonathan Spira-Savett and Sue Schwartzman.
This activity will help students understand the difference between tzedakah and gemilut chasadim, using a variey of texts. This resource was developed by URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp as part of their Camp Philanthropy Program for the summer of 2013.
This Lunch & Learn call was recorded on March 12, 2013. This call focuses on integrating an immersion experience into the process of teen philanthropy, using one example from the Jewish Teen Foundations of the San Francisco Bay Area. This archive includes streaming audio recording and downloadable slides (PDF).
The campers at URJ Eisner Camp had the opportunity to sign up for a teen foundation course, where they would distribute real funds to various organizations through the Jewish Teen Funders Network Camp Philanthropy Program. The following blog post was written by the participants in this course.
This full curriculum was developed in partnership between JTFN and the Union for Reform Judaism. This curricuium is geared towards synagogue high school students, containing materials for 17 sessions as well as various appendices.