UJA Teens Jewish Teen Board. Become a Leader

Jewish Teen Board

UJA’s Jewish Teen Board (JTB) is a unique philanthropic leadership development program for Jewish teens entering grades 9-11. Participants will learn about fundraising, community involvement, and collective grant-making—all rooted in Jewish values, identity, and community. The program is run through UJA’s Julia & Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education.

Why Join the Jewish Teen Board?

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You’ll receive a minimum of 25 hours toward your school’s community service requirements.

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You'll learn about fundraising, and what is involved when becoming part of a charitable organization.

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You’ll gain leadership experience and consensus-building skills through thought-provoking discussions around community issues and world events.

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You’ll hear from some of our community’s most dedicated lay leaders and philanthropists. It’s an opportunity to meet these distinguished individuals—and be inspired to make a difference yourself.

The Program

Throughout the program, board members will take part in:

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An extended
first session

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Monthly Sunday
morning meetings

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A year-end
granting celebration

Board members are expected to participate in all aspects of the program to ensure its success.

Meetings will take place monthly, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM on Sundays, unless indicated otherwise. Exact meeting dates will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Lipa Green Centre, Sherman Campus, 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Participation Fee


$120 of this fee is directed toward a charitable granting pool.
A tax receipt will be issued for the amount of $120.