Designed to prepare young Jewish teens for adulthood, our teen programs teach them to be leaders in their community, and learn about Israel, all while enjoying the company of other young Jewish teens. These programs allow teens to explore Judaism, and creates a platform for an exploration experience in their personal Jewish journey.

The impact of Jewish camp lasts a lifetime. The Federation offers grants for Jewish children and teens who want to attend Jewish overnight summer camps. Click the tab above to find out more.

The Shapiro Teen Engagement Program [STEP] engages local teens with their community, their Judaism and their connection to Israel, all while teaching valuable leadership skills. Click the tab above to find out more about this program.

Some of the best learning opportunities come from our teen travel experiential programs. Click the tab above to find out more.

For information on this program,
please contact:

Trudi Krames



Each year, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee awards education scholarships to qualified applicants attending: College, Community College, Vocational/Technical School or University. Click the tab above to find out more.


Up to 15 Jewish teens from across the United States will receive an award of $36,000 to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education. Applicants need to have demonstrated impressive leadership and are actively engaged in community service projects that embody the value of Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world. Teen's projects can help either the Jewish community or the general community, so long as teens have not been compensated for their services. 


The award is open to Jewish teens who are residents of the US and are between the ages of 13-19 at the time of applying. 

Nominations deadline December 18, 2020

Applications due January 8, 2021


Teens do not have to be nominated in order to apply, however those who have been nominated must also apply.


For more information, go to Dillerteenawards.org or email dillerteenawards@sfjcf.org.

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