The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Can teens change the world? We think they can!

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is inviting a diverse group of goal-oriented (and fun-loving!) 9th and 10th graders from throughout Greater Philadelphia to raise and allocate funds to solve real community issues.  Along the way, participants will learn more about Jewish values, and what it really means to be a leader.

The Teen Giving Project will meet approximately eight Sundays between October 2018 and May 2019.  The program costs $360 per teen, a portion of which will be allocated as part of the grants process; participants can apply for full or partial scholarships.

Ninth and tenth graders for the 2018-19 school year are welcome to apply, or parents and teachers can nominate students.


Applications and nominations are due May 25, 2018.