THE SHIMON AND SARA BIRNBAUM TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, J-LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Design) open to teens in 9th grade, inspires and involves Jewish teens in Central New Jersey through leadership development and personal evolution.
The J-LEAD participants will develop a connection of Jewish values and an understanding of needs in our community. The program includes eight sessions over the course of several months which include meetings with local community leaders, advocacy leaders, and developing specific skills set meetings (Budgeting, Public Speaking, etc.).
This program starts at 9th grade and will continue through 12th grade. Every year new 9th graders will join the cohort and the 10th graders will continue the program. A graduation will take place after the fourth year.