Diller Teen Fellows Program is Pittsburgh’s premiere leadership development program for Jewish teens in grades 10 and 11. Now entering its seventh year in Pittsburgh, the program is an international partnership that inspires and empowers teens to be active, effective leaders committed to repairing the world, with a strong sense of belonging to their community, the Jewish people, and Israel. Pittsburgh is one of 10 North American Jewish communities with the Diller Teen Fellows program.
Israel Scholarships are offered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on a need and non-need basis for trips to Israel for students in 9th grade and above who have a permanent address within the area served by the organization.
Partnership2Gether(P2G) is a sister-city partnership linking the Pittsburgh Jewish community to Karmiel and the Misgav region, in Israel’s central Galilee. Coordinated locally by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and supported by the Federation’s Annual Campaign, P2G is a joint program of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of North America.
Passport to Israel is a cooperative savings plan designed to help families afford the cost of teen travel in Israel. Students contribute to a special account for at least four years (and up to eight). For each $200 that is contributed to the child’s account from the family for at least four years, families can earn $100.00 per year for up to 8 years in matching funds from the Sholom Comay Family Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Funds can be used by a student between ninth grade and the completion of college to fund a trip to Israel.