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Mitnadvim: Making the Most of Volunteerism

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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Jonathan Katz

Series: Agenda: Jewish Education, no.13, Summer 2000, pp.11-13.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Volunteerism)

Keywords: Youth Engagement; Youth Groups; Jewish Organizations; Social Services

Type: Other


The author describes his organization's program called Mitnadvim, an innovative outreach program that makes Jewish teens' interest in volunteerism a door through which they can enter the Jewish community. The program helps teens feel connected to a peer group and feel that they have accomplished something meaningful. The author discusses elements of the program that have made it successful.