Families With Teenagers

Get them involved today!

Connect your teen to a bright future!

Jewish Pittsburgh has almost limitless opportunities for teens to develop leadership skills, travel and build enriching relationships with their peers around the world. And did we mention they will enjoy themselves along the way?!

Financial resources and subsidized programs are available to support their goals.

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Explore All That Jewish Pittsburgh Has to Offer Your Teen
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BBYO
BBYO
Through youth-led and staff-supported programs, BBYO Keystone Mountain Region gives our members opportunities to develop leadership skills and positively affect their communities, the world, and themselves.
Beth El-Temple Emanuel High School Program
Beth El/Temple Emanuel High School Program
South Hills teenagers from Temple Emanuel and Beth El come together to build Jewish community and connections over lunch and informal learning with the congregations’ clergy.
Bnei Akiva
Bnei Akiva
Provides high quality religious Zionist education and programs for North American Jewish youth along with their families and communities.
two people on a computer at the Branch
The Branch
Supports individuals with psychiatric, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, helping them to live, learn, work, and socialize as valued members of the community.
Camp Ramah boys with chocolate milk in Israel
Camp Ramah
The camping arm of Conservative Judaism.
Chanukah project - Chabad of South Hills
Chabad of South Hills CTeen Jr.
Monthly meet ups, exciting trips and volunteer opportunities teens create lasting friendships and meaningful Jewish experiences.
Diller Teen Fellowship
Diller Teen Fellowship
An immerse year for Jewish teens in grades 10 and 11 exploring philanthropy, leadership and social justice initiatives.
teen SIT at EKG photo by Joshua Franzos
Emma Kaufmann Camp
Teens live in Teen Village, nestled in the woods about 300 yards from the center of camp providing an excellent opportunities to accept responsibilities and freedom. The Staff-In-Training Program builds on previous camping experience, culminating with travel to Poland and Israel.
Friendship Circle people
Friendship Circle
A community-based program that brings together people of diverse abilities and interests.
Gesher Special Needs Program
Providing afternoon activities for young adults with varying physical, intellectual, developmental disabilities in JCC facilities.
The Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project
The Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project
A 5-session engagement project for Jewish teens grade 7 through 10 learning to assess community needs and pursue positive change.
HaZamir Pittsburgh
HaZamir Pittsburgh
The International Jewish Teen Choir welcomes Jewishly identified and musically talented teens from a broad range of cultural backgrounds and levels of religious observance.
Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
An Orthodox Jewish Day School graduating young men and women with unlimited capacity to compete in a superior manner in any challenge they undertake.
Israel Travel Scholarships
Israel Travel Scholarships
Need and non-need-based scholarships for Israel trips.
J Line
J Line
Engaged, experiential and relevant Jewish education for everyone.
JFCS Youth Services
Supporting youth and young adults to achieve their goals and secure a strong future.
graduate jumping for joy_Photo by Yakob Rosen
Jewish Scholarship Service
JSS helps Jewish high school seniors or students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or technical school with demonstrated financial need who live in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Washington or Westmoreland counties.
The Maccabi Games
The Maccabi Games
The largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world promoting and encouraging health, fitness and well-being.
J-Serve Pittsburgh
Nazun Internship
Previously Challah for Hunger, is a Peer Engagement Internship with a focus on Jewish enrichment.
NCSY
NCSY
Providing teens with an opportunity to build a strong connection to their Jewish roots through inspiration and leadership skills.
The Reform Jewish Youth Movement
NFTY
The Reform Jewish Youth Movement builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement.
One Happy Camper teen surfing
One Happy Camper Grants
Non-need-based scholarships for first-time overnight campers.
Repair The World people
Repair the World
Mobilizes young Jews to serve, builds capacity for nonprofits, and deepens connection across lines of difference.
Shinshinim
Shinshinim Host Families
Shinshinim are Israeli high school graduates who have deferred their army service to volunteer in Diaspora communities. Host one as a part of your family.
The Second Floor Teen Center at the JCC
The Second Floor Teen Center at the JCC
Open daily for teens to enjoy unlimited snacks and coffee, chill with friends, do homework or have meetings for youth groups.
The Second Floor Teen Center Peer Engagement Internship
The Second Floor Teen Center Peer Engagement Internship
A 10-month paid internship with a focus on social networks.
Teen Wellness Committee at the JCC
Teen Wellness Committee at the JCC
Helpful resources for personal mental well-being and tools to support family and friends.
The She'elot Fellowship
The She'elot Fellowship
She’elot Fellowship is focused on asking and attempting to answer deep questions about life, society and Jewish identity.
The Beacon
Providing a vibrant community space with a focus on uplifting and supporting the well-being and mental health of teens in high school at The Friendship Circle.
two upstreet teens fist bumping
UpStreet
A teen mental health service that offers free counseling to anyone from ages 12-22.
USY/CRUSY
USY/CRUSY
An opportunity to learn and grow as Jews, have fun and meet other Jewish teenagers.
Yeshiva Schools
Yeshiva Schools
Both the Boys' and Girls' schools are rooted in Chabad philosophy with a mission for each student to develop a love of Torah, awe of Hashem, refined character traits, and life and academic skills.
Young Judea
Young Judea
Bringing together thousands of Jewish youths from across the country and around the world – of every religious, cultural and political persuasion – through a shared commitment to Jewish values, Jewish pride and love of Israel.
Youth Convention
Youth Convention Subsidies
A limited number of subsidies for attendance at regional or national in-person conventions hosted by national Jewish youth movements.

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Questions:

Carolyn Linder
Carolyn Linder
Associate Director, Jewish Life & Learning
412-697-6648
Debbie Swartz
Debbie Swartz
Associate, Overseas Planning & Impact
412-992-5208