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Investing in future generations of Jewish leaders.

The Diller Teen Fellows program was established in San Francisco, California, in 1997 by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. The first cohort of the program began its activity in San Francisco in January 1998. Since then, the program has expanded to include 32 participating communities across the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe, and Israel.

Today, the Diller Teen Fellows is recognized as a premier leadership development program for Jewish teens. The program provides a unique model for experiencing Jewish pluralism, Peoplehood, and North American-South African-Australian-South American-European- Israeli partnership. The program has graduated more than 3,400 alumni, leaders actively engaged in improving the future of their communities, Israel, and the Jewish people.

It is Helen Diller’s strong conviction that investing in teens today will create future Jewish leaders for generations to come.  

"[Diller Teen Fellows] helps teens develop skills, knowledge, and a sense of commitment that will equip them to assume leadership roles in the Jewish community."

Jim Joseph Foundation Study, "Effective Strategies for Engaging Jewish Teens," 2013