Engaging and nurturing our teens lays the groundwork for a sustainable Jewish future. By providing school scholarships, and by funding programs that promote volunteerism and philanthropy, connect teens with Israel and their Jewish roots, and develop leadership skills, the Federation ensures future generations of Jewish leadership who will be committed to community service, the Jewish people, and Israel.
Scholarships & Awards
Whether it be need-based assistance for education or recognition for excellence, we offer financial awards to teens.
Connecting to Jewish Heritage
Visiting Israel is a life-changing experience for teens, bringing them closer to their cultural heritage. The Federation offers scholarships, grants and a savings program for Israel travel.
The Gift of Israel Savings program starting in 3rd grade with matching grants from synagogue and JCF for travel experiences to Israel.
Haas-Koshland Memorial Award grants a year to study in Israel Competitive grant for a year of study and personal development in Israel.
Jewish Community Teen Foundations Teens learn about philanthropy in the context of Jewish values.
The Diller Teen Fellows Unique opportunities for teens to enhance their connection to Israel through workshops, retreat with visiting Israeli teens, and a summer seminar in Israel.
Volunteerism and Philanthropy
We strive to develop and recognize future generations of Jewish leaders who will be committed to the Jewish people, to Israel and community service.
Jewish Community Teen Foundations Teens study Jewish and general community needs, develop mission statements, fundraise and engage in strategic grantmaking.
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards Recognizes five California Jewish teens for exceptional leadership in community service. Recipients are awarded $36,000 from the Helen Diller Family Foundation for college or to further implement their vision for tikkun olam (repairing the world).
Developing future generations of Jewish leaders who will be committed to the Jewish people, Israel and community service
The Diller Teen Fellows Local programs in 16 cities in North America and Israel that develop future generations of Jewish leaders committed to communal responsibility, Jewish identity, and Israel.
Jewish Community Teen Foundations Year long program in 4 regions providing leadership training to teens as they learn to run their own philanthropies.