teen philanthropy

For Teen Givers, A Values Shift

For the Gen-Z cohort, a move away from Jewish-centric toward global philanthropy.

07/27/2016 - 08:43
Staff Writer

At age 18, Alec Waxman, an Orthodox Jewish teen from Riverdale, knows more about philanthropy than many adults.

Teenagers at a Jewish Teen Funders Network council. Courtesy of Jewish Teen Funders Network

Jewish Teen Giving Up By 52 Percent

01/09/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Jewish teens in the United States who take part in the Jewish Teen Funders Network are making more charitable contributions, and they are giving mostly to Jewish causes.

Training Teens To Give

06/11/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

On Long Island, the b’nai mitzvah project has found an older sibling: philanthropy. Decades after community service became a standard part of the American bar and bat mitzvah experience, rabbis and educators are trying build on those earlier lessons in empathy by teaching Jewish teens how to make grants to nonprofits.

Teen philanthropists donated to the Joint Distribution Committee, which supports Jewish life in India. Richard Lord/JDC
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