UJA-Federation of New York’s Poverty SLAM brought together Jewish teens and social service leaders to address poverty in the Jewish community. The teens came from day schools, synagogues, youth groups, and Jewish community centers located around the New York City area.
Met Council’s Chief Program Officer, Nicole Doniger and Director of Volunteer Services, Stefanie Johnson spoke about the challenges our clients face every day, including the additional financial strains of affording kosher food.
After learning about social issues, hearing from speakers and brainstorming ideas, the teens will create a project that their organization will submit in hopes of receiving a grant, funded by the Himan Brown Charitable Trust, to make their vision a reality. Learn more about it here.