Spark Grant Recipients

Spark Grants provide funding and support for those with ideas to invest in Atlanta’s Jewish teen ecosystem.

North Springs High School – organized a Jewish Culture Club for Jewish students.

Temple Beth Tikvah – created a Navigating Parenthood workshop series and parent support care packages.

American Jewish Committee – is launching the Teen Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition.

Ahavat Achim Synagogue – created at-home experiential Jewish learning kits.

Temple Sinaicreated the HUB program, engaging teens to deepen their Jewish knowledge, leadership skills, spirituality and social connection to their peers.

Jewish Student Union – facilitates regular club meetings in public schools for Jewish students.

JF&CS – in partnership with In The City Camp created Pandemic Parenting, a digital platform for parents to receive support and engagement during the Pandemic.

Friendship Circle – hired a volunteer manager to work with teens and recruit a teen volunteer board.

Etgar 36 – created virtual engagement models and is providing socially distanced civil rights journeys.

Gesher L’Torah – launched a north metro program for 6th & 7th graders connecting Johns Creek and Alpharetta teens in preparation for B’nai Mitzvah.

Atlanta Jewish Academy – launched the Young Women in STEM Mentoring program and an annual career fair.

Creating Connected Communities – expanded the successful Leadership Development Program.

Hadassah Greater Atlanta – re-envisioned the Chesed Student Awards, their annual awards program honoring outstanding Jewish teens since 1992.

Hightower Middle School – funds supporting “Jew Crew” Jewish student club.

In the City Camps – expanded Camp Mogul business camps for middle school students and piloted the Promoter program.

Jewish Kids Groups – launched the Teen Leadership Academy and Moving Traditions’ B’nai Mitzvah groups.

Lost Tribe Esports – launched esports tournaments and gaming events for Atlanta Jewish teens.

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta – sponsored the VOX ATL-run Maccabi Star Reporter program and catalyzed participation in the Atlanta-hosted 2019 Maccabi games into expanding year-round programming for teen athletes.

Moving Traditions – launching teen Shevet and Rosh Hodesh groups and incorporating educational B’nai Mitzvah curriculum into existing programs throughout the city this school year.

SOJOURN – piloting the Tum Tum program, a safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ identified teens and allies to connect, and SVELT, a new comprehensive sex education curriculum for LGBTQ+ Jewish teens and allies.

Union for Reform Judaism – launched Kesher, a teen engagement fellowship successfully piloted by the Northeast Teen Collective and expanded Jewish educational programming at kallot.

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