Jewish Student Connection Expansion

The Jewish Student Connection (JSC) serves as a catalyst for Jewish teens to take ownership of their Jewish future through an in-school educational experience for Jewish teens in public schools. JSC’s student-run clubs, which meet before, during, or after school, provide an opportunity for teens to connect and build a community with fellow Jewish students, learn about Jewish history and Israel, and gain access to the Jewish community outside of their high school.

From 2010–2011, the JSC-employee-model, which employs full-time adviser-educators, was implemented in four regions: Chicago, South Florida, Westchester/Connecticut and Denver, with potential for expansion to other regions in the future. JSU staff and lead funders articulated a theory of change for the expansion of the JSC-employee-model and the program is working towards achieving both programmatic and organizational outcomes. BTW Informing Change was commissioned by national and regional funders to assess the programmatic and organizational growth of the program and to establish a baseline for measuring progress.

Jewish Student Connection Research Findings: September 2012

Jewish Student Connection Expansion: 2010-2011 Evaluation Findings

Jewish Student Connection Expansion Grant Information

The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.