The Teen Mitzvah Corps will be facilitated by Temple Beth El and open to all high school and middle school age Jewish teens in the Greater Stamford area. Teens will engage in social justice and community action in a Jewish context.
Teen participants will brainstorm and choose social justice/action categories and projects they would like to implement. The Youth Professional will work with local clergy and community leaders to provide an educational component for teens to learn about the category and its importance to the Jewish community and/or Jewish values. Following each project, there will be a session in person or online with teens to debrief and evaluate the projects.
Possible Categories or areas of focus include but are not limited to: Racism, Anti-Semitism, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Education, Immigration and Refugees, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Aging in the USA, etc.
UJF is marketing and fundraising for this program and 12% has been added to program costs to partially cover these efforts. Please note, only UJF is fundraising for this program.
To make a donation to Teen Mitzvah Corp or any other programs, use the drop down on the donation form below and choose your designation. You may choose to donate where it is needed most or select as many programs as you wish. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Sloyer at 203-321-1373 ext. 105