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East Bay Jewish Teen Foundation

The East Bay Jewish Teen Foundation (EBJTF) is made up of a group of high school students determined to make a difference through the application of tzedakah and other Jewish values. We engage directly in the practice of philanthropy and collaborative grantmaking for the purpose of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

We participate in a weekend retreat (in conjunction with the Bay Area’s Jewish Teen Foundations) and seven Sunday meetings from December through June in order to:

By offering the opportunity to learn and enact tikkun olam in a group of peers, The East Bay Jewish Teen Foundation helps ensure that our youth perpetuate Jewish philanthropic values well into the future.

East Bay program funding this year is provided by The Morton and Amy Friedkin Family Foundation, the Sandy and Jean Colen Family Foundation, the Herbert and Marianne Friedman Family Philanthropic Fund, the Frederick J. Isaac Philanthropic Fund, the Diana Grand Philanthropic Fund, and the Len and Roberta Cohn Family Philanthropic Fund, which are all funds of The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay. Funding is also provided by: Shoresh Foundation, the Piser Family, The Terry and Suzan Kramer Foundation, the Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund, Dana Cohen, and the Jewish Federation of the East Bay “Securing The Jewish Future” Campaign. Additional grants and contributions are needed to continue this extraordinary program.

The East Bay Jewish Teen Foundation is a program of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, and is part of the larger Youth Philanthropy Initiative of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Support for the larger regional teen philanthropy program is provided by many generous Bay Area funders.

Our Teen Foundation Board is pleased to have identified its funding mission for 2013-14:

The East Bay Jewish Teen Foundation (EBJTF) aims to aid at risk youth with a focus on those affected and displaced by violence and conflict.

For more information contact Phil Hankin, Program Director at 510.318.6455 or phil@jfed.org.