Created to ignite teens’ passions, inspire teen educators, and support vibrant organizations serving the future of the Jewish community, the LA Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) is our Federation’s community-wide effort to engage teens in compelling and meaningful Jewish experiences that support them in leading healthy and fulfilled lives. By engaging teens in Jewish life, we are ensuring our Jewish future for generations to come.

For more information on the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative, please contact:
(323) 761-8155

LAJTI is co-funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.

Check out these opportunities.

The Julie Beren Platt Teen Innovation Grants

Our Federation’s Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative values how a teen’s passion, talent, and creativity can help shape a community.

Workshops for Parents of Teens

Knowing that parents sometimes need a little help, we offer free Parent Workshops that feature tips for communication in the context of the parent-teen connection.

Professional Learning Community for Teen Educators

The largest network supporting Jewish teen educators on the front lines of teen engagement.

Incentive Grants for Jewish Teen Programs

In order to create a vibrant network for Jewish teens, we must create new points of connection while ensuring that existing programs thrive.

Israel Experience Financial Aid

A need-based Israel youth travel scholarship for families seeking additional financial support.