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Teen Pilot Programs

Federation’s remarkable teen programs offer unique opportunities to meet new friends, connect to your Jewish community, and build important skills and traits to help in college and beyond! 


For rising 8th graders  
Apply to participate this winter 
An Israel trip like no other! Join a cohort of 8th graders from all over Greater MetroWest and embark on a journey to remember. A nine-day Israel trip that includes must-see spots, immersive hands-on projects, transformational experiences, and life-long connections. Limited spots available! 
Learn more and apply 

Desert Wolves

For rising 10th and 11th grade female-identifying teens   
Apply to begin this fall
Desert Wolves is a leadership and empowerment program that is run in conjunction with Greater MetroWest partner communities in Israel. The group is limited to 15 participants from New Jersey. The program includes a week-long trip to Israel where both groups will meet up and travel together in the beautiful desert region of the Negev. 
Application opens this summer 


For rising 11th and 12th graders  
Apply to participate this fall
Student2Student is a leadership development classroom-based program that brings Jewish and non-Jewish students together to demystify Judaism through personal storytelling. Student presenters visit local high schools to share their Jewish practices and experiences. 
To learn more contact Avi Siegel  

Interfaith Teen Leaders 

For rising 9th 12th graders  
Apply to participate this fall
The Interfaith Teen Leadership program brings together teens from diverse faith backgrounds (Jewish, Mormon, Catholic, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Baptist, Christian, etc.) in an intimate group setting to openly discuss challenging issues, bridge building, and the joys of different cultures. Program culminates with a group experiential learning trip in the spring 
Learn more and apply (If you have a referral for another faith, let us know)