What if someone gave you the knowledge and skills to repair the world?
LaMaD Teen Fellowship
Leading and Making a Difference
The LaMaD Teen Fellowship educates and trains a select group of emerging Jewish teenage leaders to become the next generation of engaged citizens in the Seattle area and the world.
This nine-month program for incoming 9th-12th graders runs September through May. LaMaD Fellows meet for regular meetings, several weekend service projects and one weekend retreat. LaMaD teens take leadership roles in the planning and implementation of Seattle’s J-Serve project, the largest service program involving Jewish teens in the Pacific Northwest. The Fellowship culminates in a trip to the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, where the teens will meet with their elected representatives and lobby for change in their communities.
Learn from a diverse network of politicians, organizers, activists, rabbis, visionaries, and scholars.
Engage with other Jewish teens who want to repair the world.
Wrestle with Jewish text and new ideas.
Expand your skills as an emerging leader of the community.
Refine your knowledge of Jewish tradition, text and history toput values into action.
Develop lasting contacts with the people who “make stuff happen.”
Explore your personal interests.
Receive letters of recommendation and community service credit.
To be considered for the LaMaD Teen Fellowship, you must complete an application including an essay and have a personal interview. If selected, Fellows will be required to sign an agreement outlining the time commitments of the Fellowship. Fellows will also be asked to contribute $118 to help defer the costs of food, programming fees and transportation.
A Note for Parents
Teenagers have amazing energy and we want to provide them the skills, resources and connections they need to use this energy to become the agents of change necessary to repair the world. The LaMaD Teen Fellowship will give them the opportunity and training necessary to be the great Jewish organizers, leaders and innovators of the 21st Century.
To learn more contact SJCC Teen Program Coordinator Ben Starsky at BenS@sjcc.org or 206-388-0837.