Engaging the next generation in Jewish life is a top priority, and JFNS supports a wide variety of offerings for young people including subsidized teen trips to Israel; needs-based tuition assistance for Jewish day school, pre-school and summer camp; and centralized teen programming, as well as recognition of exemplary teens through the Derek M. Sheckman Teen Leadership Award.
Community Leadership The Jewish Federation of the North Shore (JFNS) serves an important function by acting as the convener of the Jewish community and by nurturing future community leaders. Read more
Derek M. Sheckman Teen Leadership Award Each year JFNS solicits nominations for the Derek M. Sheckman Teen Leadership Award, which recognizes commitment to the Jewish community and extraordinary achievement. Teachers, high school or Hebrew school principals, rabbis, teen program leaders, coaches, employers and unrelated adults are invited to nominate worthy teens annually. The coveted award is conferred at Federation's Annual Meeting. About Derek and to read Derek's journal, click here History of the Award Guidelines & Responsibilities Nomination Form Recommendation Form Application
NSTI – North Shore Teen Initiative Founded by community visionaries and with generous funding by the Jim Joseph Foundation, NSTI connects teens in all 23 cities and towns served by Federation, providing rich programming and opportunities for service rooted in Jewish values. For information, email email@example.com or call 781.244.5544. North Shore Teen Initiative http://www.nsteeninitiative.org
Robert I. Lappin Foundation The Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, with the mission of helping to keep our children Jewish, provides free Jewish programs focused on children, teens and younger, who reside in or are affiliated with a Jewish organization in the 23 cities and towns of the North Shore Jewish community. Innovative, award-winning programs that build Jewish pride in children, inspiring them to stay Jewish, include: Youth to Israel Adventure, Rekindle Shabbat, The PJ Library, and more. Federation's allocation helps to fund Y2I, programs of The PJ Library for Jewish and interfaith families; professional development for Jewish educators, and interfaith outreach. For more information contact Debbie Coltin, Executive Director, at 978-740-4428, firstname.lastname@example.org