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Youth Leadership Grants Program

Mission Statement

This program seeks to promote the development of the next generation of Jewish leaders at Shir Hadash by encouraging our youth to participate in Jewish-context leadership development programs offered outside the temple community. These experiences are intended to enhance the participant’s Jewish participation and leadership and provide the necessary foundation for our youth to live a life of contribution to the community, informed by Jewish values.

Process

  • Shir Hadash Men's Club will provide funds directly to the sponsoring organization for approved activities, events, conferfences, and programs.
  • Grants are intended to offset only a portion of the program expense.

Eligibility

  • Members of Congregation Shir Hadash families.
  • In school grades 8 through 12.
  • Applications will be considered for Shir Hadash Youth for events through the first August after their High School graduation or their 18th birthday, whichever comes later.

Schedule

  • Apply by the 2nd Friday in December for Spring events and the 4th Friday in March for Summer events.
  • To support processing, please submit your application at least 45 days before the event.
  • We will make every effort to consider any application we receive, no matter the timing.

Application

Download the application form.

  • Apply to the Shir Hadash Men’s Club Youth Leadership Grants program using the Men’s Club supplied application form, sending it in a sealed envelope to the attention of Secretary of the Shir Hadash Men’s Club, to the Shir Hadash address.
  • The Youth Leadership Grants Committee will evaluate applications on a “blind” basis. (It is intended that the Committee will not know the applicant’s identity during consideration).
  • Applicants who receive grants give their permission for their essays to be published in the Shir Hadash Notes. Applicants shall provide a written or verbal report after the event, as may be requested by the Men’s Club.
  • Provide a copy of the official event registration form for the event.
  • Applications will be reviewed for grants in the order in which they are received.
  • Applications will be considered for Shir Hadash Youth for events through the first August after their graduation from High School or their 18th birthday, which ever comes last.
  • Although this is not a means-based program, we will consider input from the clergy for applicants who might need additional financial consideration.

Funding Approval

  • Applications will be reviewed and grant awards determined by the Shir Hadash Men’s Club Youth Leadership Grants Committee.
  • Applicant will be notified by the Committee of the Committee’s funding decision.
  • The Committee will coordinate with the applicant to submit the awarded grant funds directly to the sponsoring organization.

Some Worthy Jewish Youth Leadership Development Programs

Advancing our objective of developing the next generation of Jewish leaders at Shir Hadash

To find out about these exciting opportunities and the possibility of obtaining a grant from the Men’s club, contact Ron Wolk , or Bruce Preville of the Shir Hadash Men’s Club, Rabbi Aron, or Rabbi Levenberg.

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