Saturday, August 25, 2012

Federation's JITLI in the Times of Israel!

Yesterday The Times of Israel ran an article highlighting Federation's Jacob's International Teen Leadership Institute (JITLI) program and local Jewish teens on their eye opening trip in Israel! Your gift to Federation allows us to run these important and transformative programs that inspire San Diegan teens to feel meaningful, lifelong connections to the Jewish State.

Federation's JITLI, founded by community leader Gary Jacobs, realizes the vision of its founders to create a program dedicated to the education and leadership development of young people in the context of interaction with other cultures. The ultimate goal of JITLI is to create a partnership between the communities of San Diego, Sha’ar HaNegev, Segev Shalom and Lakiya. JITLI aims to break down stereotypes and build lasting relationships leading to a vibrant and meaningful co-existence.

JITLI offers the opportunity for the participants to appreciate their similarities, acknowledge their differences and understand each other’s cultures. JITLI impacts the lives of the young participants forever, imbuing them with the knowledge, the tools and the will to affect their own futures and those of their peers and communities.

Read the article here.


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