Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

The Jewish Federation’s Teen Leadership Grants provide support for teens attending conferences through an eligible youth movement which fosters Jewish identity and leadership. Each participant may receive up to $150 for a program which is two nights or less, or up to $300 for a program that is three nights or longer.  A participant may receive only one grant per cycle. Eligible programs are listed below.

All recipients must complete the following steps to receive an award:

  • Provide program registration confirmation.
  • Provide a completed grant application.
  • Complete the program in its entirety and adhere to all program policies and guidelines.
  • Submit a two paragraph reflection on the experience at the program within two weeks of its conclusion.

Who is eligible?

Any teen residing in one of the five counties of the greater Philadelphia area (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery) who is participating in a leadership experience with one of the following organizations: BBYO, CTeens, NCSY, NFTY, Tzofim, and USY.

How are funds distributed?

Funds will be sent directly to the program. If you have already paid in full, it will be the family’s responsibility to see that they are reimbursed from their youth movement.

What programs are eligible?