Teens Making a Difference in the World

The Federation's Jewish Teen Foundation offers teens the opportunity to explore Jewish values and ideas, develop leadership skills, and practice philanthropy. Over the last 15 years, more than 818 teens have raised over $2 million for 316 grantees in the Bay Area, in Israel and overseas.

"Being a part of the Jewish Teen Foundation opened my eyes to all the different issues there are in the world. It was the first time I really realized that I cared so much."

This is Alex's story.