Philanthropy Resources

Philanthropy Resources

Becoming a strategic philanthropist is a learned skill and one in which Areyvut dedicates a considerable amount of time and effort.  Teaching kids at a young age not only the importance of philanthropy but also how to best allocate funds is a skill that can last a lifetime.

In June of 2010, Areyvut held a Seminar on Jewish Teen Philanthropy.  Experts in the field came from near and far to share their knowledge and experiences, and to learn from one another.  Areyvut was fortunate to have a number of distinguished presenters who addressed the group on a variety of topics specifically pertaining to creating the initial program year, including everything from helping parents nurture their teens’ interest in tzedakah, to various youth philanthropy program models.

Feel free to use these resources when planning your own teen philanthropy program, and please reach out to us at with any questions.

Celeste Albert – Jewish Community Youth Foundation

Choose Your Own Adventure

David Bryfman – BJENY-SAJES

Jewish Identity in the Age of Facebook

Geri Dawes & Deborah Herr – 3-D Communications
Mike Baczynski & Tom Murphy – Green Lion Digital

Spreading the Word: PR, Marketing and Recruitment

Shira Hammerman – Areyvut

Text Study & Jewish Philanthropy

Ellen Israelson – Jewish Communal Fund

The Parent Toolbox: Helping Parents Nurture their Teen’s Interest in Tzedakah

Alan Sweifach – UJANNJ

Site Visit, RFP & Allocations

Julianna Storch – B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program Alumna

Learning from Alumni

Stefanie Zelkind – Jewish Teen Funders Network

Introduction to Jewish Teen Philanthropy

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