J-Serve Pittsburgh/J-Serve Steering Committee 2020:
J-Serve Pittsburgh is an annual day of service learning, planned by a teen steering committee and offering a wide array of service opportunities to participants from all over the greater Pittsburgh area. Last year, more than 300 teens came together in service (one of the largest J-Serve events in North America!), doing everything from preparing meals for families in need to packing craft kits for patients at Children’s Hospital to cleaning up Squirrel Hill’s streets, and much more. Join us for another amazing year of J-Serve Pittsburgh!
J-Serve Pittsburgh is planned every year by a teen steering committee of dedicated student leaders passionate about giving back to the community through service and growing as activists. The steering committee is open to Jewish teens in 10th-12th grade. Apply today!
J-SERVE is a partnership of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Repair the World: Pittsburgh, BBYO and the Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
The Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project: Grades 9-12
Would you like to change the world today?
The new Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project is a pilot program for 9-12 graders, focused on philanthropy in theory and practice. Together, a cohort of approximately twenty teens will explore philanthropy as a Jewish concept under the umbrella of tikkun olam—world repair. Together they will:
- Identify problems in their community,
- Engage with local organizations to understand the mechanics of non-profits
- Contribute as well as fundraise money for local organizations
- Allocate money to support their chosen organizations’ missions
Through monthly meetings as well as a justice-themed weekend retreat, participants will develop important leadership skills such as critical thinking, time management, logistics, and public speaking while fostering deeper relationships with other Jewish teens.
New! The Second Floor DoSomething.org Club
The Second Floor Dosomething.org Club will be a chance for middle school and high school students to engage with advocacy and service in a variety of topical areas decided by the club. Get involved in advocacy this summer by signing up for the JCC Dosomething Virtual Summer Experience here.