Teen Engagement Opportunities


These programs connect Jewish teens locally and globally, encourages participation in other Jewish programs, and build relationships between Jewish teens to strengthens our Jewish community. 

NEW Peer Leaders Fellowship: January – June 2022
The Peer Leaders Fellowship (PLF) program is a paid fellowship consisting of a select group of Jewish 9th-12th graders who are interested in strengthening the San Diego Jewish community and programs for Jewish teens. PLF’s will participate in three training sessions led by experts from a business management consulting firm, gain real-life resume building skills, and receive $500 for their time and work.
PLF’s will help our community better understand and serve teens by building and strengthening relationships with their Jewish peers. PLF’s will work collaboratively to inform teen-serving organizations and teen professionals about the lives, minds, and hearts of local Jewish teens. If PLF’s are interested, they will have the opportunity to use their findings to partner with Jewish organizations to plan and implement important and meaningful programs for Jewish teens.    


Application Timeline:


Apply: PLF applications will be accepted from December 1st – 27th


Interview: After the application is submitted, PLF applicants will receive information to schedule a 30 minute 1:1 interview which will take place via phone or zoom before December 29th


Notification: PLF applicants will be notified no later than December 30th


Peer Leaders Fellowship Program Schedule:


Required Kick-Off Trainings: 

  • Thursday, January 13th 7-8:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 20th 7-8:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 27th 7-8:30 PM 

*PLF’s must participate in all three training sessions


Monthly Check-In Meetings:

  • Thursday, February 24th 7-8:30 PM 

  • Thursday, March 24th 7-8:30 PM 

  • Thursday, April 28th 7-8:30 PM 

  • Thursday, May 19 7-8:30 PM 

*PLF’s are highly encouraged to participate in all of the monthly check-in meetings. If an interested teens knows they will miss more than one meeting they should contact Molly (information below) before submitting an application.


End of Year Gathering:

  • Date TBD, early June. We will poll the PLFs to try and find a date & time that everyone can attend.

If you have any questions about the Peer Leaders Fellowship program or application, please reach out to Molly Okun, contact information below.



Community Engagement Manager

☎ 858.737.7121
✉ mollyo@jewishinsandiego.org