Teens

For pre-teens about to embark on their Bar/Bat-Mitzvah, the Maaser Fund is a fund which matches donations of young philanthropists. Click here to learn about this unique opportunity.

The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill encourages high school students to visit Israel through a limited number of $1,000 scholarships for students who wish to participate in summer or year-long programs. Interested students, whose parents are contributing members to the Jewish Federation, may apply to the Israel Scholarship Committee. Applicants who have not visited Israel will be given preference. Click here for more information on the Sara & E.J. Evans Israel Experience Scholarship Program Fund.

At the Levin JCC, teens enjoy opportunities to meet new friends, stay fit, develop leadership skills, and engage in programs of Jewish life and learning. Teens can participate in a variety of sports and recreation activities including pick-up basketball, aerial dance, and more! During the summer months, Camp Shelanu’s LIT  program is a leadership development program designed to empower teens to effectively lead on youth group boards, in classrooms at religious schools, at Camp Shelanu, and in other roles around the Jewish and non-Jewish communities.