San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative

The San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative aims to connect local teens to programs, college scholarships, summer internships, and our community.

Engagement Opportunities

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18 Under 18 Award Recipients

18 Under 18 is a community-wide awareness campaign that recognizes 18 teens doing outstanding things in our community.

Our Community Partners

HandsOn San Diego

Talya Knable

The Blue Dove Foundation

Eat Right 4 Life, Jackie Kirschen MS, RD

Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Beit T’shuvah

Moving Traditions

Temple Emanu-El of San Diego

Congregation Beth Israel

Lawrence Family JCC/BBYO


San Diego NCSY

Congregation Beth El

SCY High School

Torah High School

Tifereth Israel Synagogue

Temple Solel

San Diego Jewish Collaborative

Jewish Teen Foundation

HaZamir San Diego

Temple Etz Rimon

Beth Jacob Congregation

Congregation B’nai Tikvah

Friendship Circle

Ohr Shalom Synagogue – USY

Congregation Beth Am – USY

Shevet Galim – The Israeli Scouts

Ner Tamid Synagogue

Mosad Shalom Religous School at Temple Adat Shalom

Congregation Dor Hadash

Jewish Family Service

Israeli American Council – Eitanim

Community Jewish High

March of the Living

Camp Mountain Chai

Ken Jewish Community

Resources for Teens

Connecting teens to Jewish opportunities is at the core of SDJTI. Below, teens can find a variety of resources between scholarships and grants, mental health resources and events, and job opportunities. 

Awards & Scholarship

Immersive Experience

Mental Health & Wellness


Resources for Parents and Educators

Resources for Parents

Resources for Educators

Meet The Team

Meet the SDJTI team by clicking the link below! 

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The San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative is generously supported by

Questions? We are here to help

Our helpful team is around to answer your questions.

We will respond within 1-2 business days.


Starting July 1, 2021, the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative will be transitioning under the new direction of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County. If you have any questions regarding community partners, grants, or offerings, please reach out to Molly Okun, Donor Engagement Manager.