Thank you for applying to the JTFGB Program of Hebrew College for the 2021-22 year!
Please note that your application will "time out" after 60 minutes if you are not actively entering responses or navigating between screens. To avoid this from happening, we suggest you prepare your answers ahead of time, in a separate document, so that you can copy and paste them into the application form.
If you have any questions, please contact Leah Goldstein (
), Director, Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston.
Just the Basics
Tell us about YOU
What is your WHY?
Date of Birth
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ARMED FORCES THE PACIFIC
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Mobile Phone Area Code
Mobile Phone Exchange
Mobile Phone Number
Mobile Phone Extension
Guardian First Name
Guardian Last Name
Guardian Mobile Phone
Guardian Mobile Phone Area Code
Guardian Mobile Phone Exchange
Parent 1 US Phone Number
Guardian Mobile Phone Extension
School (AS OF FALL 2021)
Have you participated in any other philanthropy-related programs? * If so, please explain the program and how you were involved.
Do you enjoy working with groups? What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to a group?
Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? Please explain.
List your extracurricular activities. Please include any jobs or leadership roles you hold and what your anticipated commitments will be during the 2021-22 academic year.
How do you describe your religious affiliation to Judaism?
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Do you currently belong to a synagogue? If yes, which one? * Please list the synagogue name and specific city.
Please list and explain any other Jewish organizations or activities (youth group, camp, volunteering, fellowships, educational settings, etc.) that you (or anyone in your family) is affiliated with?
How did you learn about JTFGB? * If you heard about JTFGB from a past participant, please include their name(s).
Why do you want to participate in JTFGB? What aspect of the program is most appealing to you?
Has philanthropy or tikkun olam been stressed as a value in your family? If yes, how has this impacted you? If no, what inspired you to participate in a philanthropy program like JTFGB?
Think of an issue that impacts people within your own community and/or across the entire world. If you had $10,000 to donate or use to make a difference in this particular area, how would you do it?
Feel free to be creative with your next answer! This will give us a sense of what causes/issue areas you are passionate about and how you would try to make a difference with them.
Please select one of the following prompts and include a short essay in the space below addressing the subject. (This should be about 500 words)
Applicant e-signature: I have read through all of the application information and program expectations on the JTFGB website.
I understand that all applicants are required to complete an interview and that submitting this form alone does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Parent/Guardian permission for participation:
By signing this form, I understand that my teen has applied to participate in the JTFGB for the 2021-22 academic year. I have reviewed the information and understand the commitments involved.
If selected, I promise to support their participation in meetings, activities and all aspects of the program. (Please use full name for e-signature.)
B. Explain why you think tikkun olam and tzedakah are important and what makes them values we should incorporate into our daily lives.
A. Share an experience you have had “giving back” to the community, what prompted you to do it, and how it made you feel.
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(Some examples of issue areas may include poverty, education, poverty, mental health, domestic violence, etc.)
Grade as of Sept 1
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Thank you for completing the JTFGB application. After hitting the “Submit” button, you will be taken to a new confirmation webpage. If you are not sent immediately to a confirmation webpage, or if you do not receive a confirmation email within minutes, please contact Leah Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.