The Giving Initiative kicked off the year with a weekend away to get to know each other and start the process of bettering the world.
Through spending Shabbat together, the cohort came together to challenge their thinking, express their values and get to know each other. The teens collaborated to set collective goals, and get motivated to make change.
From many different schools and backgrounds, the group became a close team who are eager to learn more about how they can get involved and make a difference. The retreat concluded with the participants helping out at the Jewish Care Telethon, where they helped raise over $4000.
It was an inspiring way to end the weekend, and the teens are now ready to pursue their passions and discover their passion causes.