Prior to the end of the school year this month, the 2022-2023 cohort of the Kuriansky Teen Tzedakah Corps wrapped up another successful year with a presentation by teens and a graduation ceremony at Restaurant Six Thirteen in Stamford.
Each teen received a certificate of achievement, presented to them individually by Jonathan Fass, Director of the Kuriansky Teen Tzedakah Program, and Dinah Miller-Marlowe, United Jewish Federation board member and past director of UJF’s Teen Tzedakah Program.
“The Kuriansky Teen Tzedakah Corps has been an annual integral part of United Jewish Federation’s (UJF) programming for over fifteen years. The program explores leadership skills while participating teens learn the importance of community and philanthropy. Federation is so grateful to the Kuriansky family for investing in our Jewish future,” shared Diane Sloyer, UJF CEO.
“We are blessed to have a skilled Jewish educator, Jonathan Fass, facilitate this program for the past four years”.
The teens are empowered to explore their passions and interests and dive deep into researching charities where their collective giving can make an impact. This year, the teens allocated $3,500 to the following organizations in the US and Israel: ADL, Yad Sarah, Jewish On Campus, Mental Health America, Yad Ezra V’Shulamit, Stop Anti Semitism, Jewish Addiction Awareness Network, NAACP, Big Brothers Big Sisters of CT, and Sandy Hook Promise.