Social Justice Teen Fellowship

The Social Justice Teen Fellowship program is an exclusive, action-oriented program that seeks to empower Fellows to take responsibility and action for significant social, economic and environmental problems in their local communities, both within and beyond the Jewish community.

Limited to only 12 participants, Temple Beth Am's Social Justice Teen Fellowship combines Jewish text study with social justice activities and a joint project at a selected destination.

This unique year-long program develops a commitment to the Jewish people and community service. It offers exceptionally-motivated 11th and 12th grade students an incredible opportunity, not only to Jewish life but to make a difference in the world.

Our Fellows become active participants, leaders and agents for change in the Jewish and wider world. Our programs are guided by the following values:

• Jewish Learning — Our Fellowship program provides a framework and a springboard  to prompt advocacy and action through the study of Jewish texts.

• Social Activism — Judaism calls for responsible engagement with the world around us. Our program brings teens in contact with real social, economic and environmental issues within our communities and empowers them to apply their talents to bring about solutions and/or alternatives to "repair the world."

Program Highlights

• Eight Saturday or Sunday social action programs
  (between September 2016 and May 2017)
• Two Social Justice Speaker weekday evening programs
• A 4-day social action trip to Comalapa, Guatemala
  (scheduled for November 1014, 2016)

For more information, Tamara Donnenfeld, Director of Lifelong Learning, 786.364.9416,

Download Application for the Social Justice Teen Fellowship.

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