Building a Strong Jewish Future


Leadership development, social action, and educational programs inspire teens to strengthen their Jewish identity, values, and connections. By conducting and supporting teen programs, the Federation invests in tomorrow's leaders for a bright Jewish future.

To get involved, contact Laura Safran at 732.588.1800 or email.

JServe 2017


J-Serve is the international day of Jewish teen service, when more than 10,000 teens from across the globe come together to fulfill the value of repairing the world.  


150 local teens will choose from a variety of hands-on volunteer projects. 


Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1 - 4 pm


To learn more, contact Laura at 732.588.1804 or email.

Scholarships for Teen Travel to Israel


Young people who participate in immersive Jewish experiences tend to have stronger Jewish identity and communal involvement as adults. That is why the Federation invests in Israel travel for teens.


Those traveling during the summer may apply for the Federation's Anne and Herbert Goldstein Fund $1,000 competitive scholarship. Through this fund, the Goldsteins' legacy of love for Israel continues to provide teens with the opportunity to further connect with their heritage, deepen pride in their Jewish identity, and strengthen bonds with Israel. For details contact Laura Safran at 732.588.1804 or email. Apply here: TEEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.



JTEAM Teen Philanthropy


The JTEAM Teen Philanthropy program brings together a select group of high school students who meet monthly to learn about non-profit organizations making a difference in this local community, Israel, and other countries around the world.  Participants meet community leaders and experienced philanthropists, engage in in-depth discussions on Jewish values of giving, and build the skills and knowledge to decide, at the end of the year, where to donate funds. For more information and to apply, contact Laura Safran at 732.588.1804 or email. To participate during the 2016-2017 season, APPLY.

IMPACT DC Advocacy Scholarship


The Jewish Federation's Senator Laurence and Edith Weiss Jewish Activism Grant provides a full scholarship for one rising 10th grader to attend IMPACT DC, a summer program that educates, inspires, and empowers Jewish teens to a lifetime of activism, leadership, and service. For details contact Laura Safran at 732.588.1804 or email.