The program aims to build the next generation of committed Jewish leaders: to inspire and empower a global network of teens and equip them with the skills, confidence, knowledge and Jewish values they need to help create a better world. Each year, hundreds of young people take part in the Diller training program from 32 communities across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe and Israel.
Recruitment will begin late spring. Please contact Diller Teen Coordinator, Darren Rabinowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to express interest.
ADAPTING DURING THE PANDEMIC
This past year, programming transitioned online with a focus on current events and social justice :
- The Diller Teen Fellows Tikkun Olam Grants launched over the summer, giving each cohort the opportunity to become community changemakers through local grantmaking
- Educational discussion with Nate Looney of Avodah focused on creating inclusive Jewish spaces, racial justice, and learning about the Jews of Color community
- A panel discussion with local Jewish professionals who work in Environmental Justice, with Individuals Living with Disabilities and the LGBTQIA+ community, hosted by Diller Junior Counselors
- Discussion with Andrea Heyman from the ADL to learn about contemporary antisemitism and how the Fellows can address it online, with their peers and at school
- Panel discussion with Jewish Clergy to learn about the diversity of Jewish life in Greater Philadelphia, and the roles of teens in leading the Jewish future — and what it means to be Jewish at this moment in time