Community-Wide Teen Programs
The Next Chapter
For students entering Grades 11 and 12
The Next Chapter partners teens one-on-one with Bay Area Holocaust survivors. Teens will interview a survivor from Poland and document their oral history in a written piece. This project bridges the generations, creates friendships, and enables teens to develop a profound personal connection to the Shoah.
The Next Chapter is a year-long course, November to May, which includes history on the Holocaust, essay writing workshops, oral history workshops, a trip to our state’s capital, and an art component. This program is a collaboration between Congregation Emanu-El, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and the Taube Foundation.
March of the Living
For students in Grades 10, 11, and 12
March of the Living is an international educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.
The goal of the March of the Living is for these young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to lead the Jewish people into the future vowing Never Again.
For more information: http://www.motl.org/
Teen Philanthropic Foundation
For students in Grades 9 to 11
Philanthropy isn’t easy. It requires training, experience and a commitment to tzedakah. The Jewish Teen Foundations offer select groups of Bay Area Jewish teens the opportunity to explore Jewish values and ideas, develop leadership skills, and the opportunity to practice informed and directed philanthropy. Teens who serve on one of the four Jewish Teen Foundations learn how to run their own non-profit foundations and to become strategic grantmakers.
For more information: http://www.jewishfed.org/teens