Jewish Teens Present $20,000 in Grantsby Brie Stimson May 25, 2017
Students from the Jewish Teen Foundation presented grants totaling $20,000 Sunday at the foundation’s Kearny Mesa office.
The teens, who come from nine high schools, were recognized Sunday for their help raising the funds. The teen foundation, part of the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation, is a nationally recognized model for teaching high school students about philanthropy.
One student, Julia Bernicker, spoke about her visit to the Gaza border region of Israel where she learned about PTSD and other mental health issues.
The Jewish Community’s new CEO Beth Sirull is particularly focused on exposing teens to philanthropy. She most recently came from Pacific Community Ventures, a San Francisco combined for-profit/nonprofit that helps create jobs in low-income communities.