Welcome To The East Bay's Jewish
Teen Philanthropy Board
Inspired by the text of the book of Deuteronomy, "Rather, you shall open your hand to him, and you shall lend him sufficient for his needs, which he is lacking," The Hamsa Fund takes action to connect with our community and open ourselves to those in need.
The Hamsa Fund provides Jewish teens from all over the East Bay with the opportunity to learn how to run their own philanthropic foundation and get hands-on experience addressing problems they see in their community. Our program also gives these inspiring teens a place to connect with their Jewish peers to discuss the relationship between social action and their Jewish identities.
Why Join The Hamsa Fund?
Change the world together as you get to know each other, participate in community service projects, and support each other as we tackle the challenges of the fundraising process.
Learn how to work in a group, make decisions using consensus-based conflict resolution, fundraise, and allocate funds.
Get invaluable experience in fundraising and leadership that will help participants in college and beyond!
Repairing the World
Learn and perform Mitzvot to see how Judaism and social change go hand in hand.
Who is Eligible?
Jewish teens from the East Bay in grades 8-12 are eligible to join.
“Hamsa Fund teaches us how to work together to achieve a shared goal - it feels fulfilling to know that I am helping people in need and provide for those who are in need of help.”
JOIN HAMSA FUND
Have questions about the program? Contact Devra Aarons at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more! Applications for the 2022-23 school year are currently closed. Applications for the 2023-24 school year will open this summer.