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Student to Student is a high school peer education program striving to reduce prejudice, and bigotry. The program brings together Jewish high school students from different backgrounds, trains them to talk about their lives as Jewish teens, and facilitates discussions in public and private schools in an effort to dismantle anti-Semitism and put a human face to Judaism. 

The Student to Student Program is funded by a grant from United Jewish Endowment Fund of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.



Now recruiting for the 2018-2019 school year 

Interested Juniors and Seniors Apply NowStudent Application 
Application Deadline Extended: Sept. 23 in MD and Sept. 30 in VA

Training Date and Time: Sundays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, October 7th, in Rockville, Maryland, or
October 14th in Fairfax, Virginia


The Student to Student program

Bullet_(typography).svg.png  Fights Prejudice within the community
Bullet_(typography).svg.png  Fosters Understanding 
Bullet_(typography).svg.png  Creates Leaders                                     

Presentations 

Topics of Discussion

Each presentation is given by three or four students,representing members of each branch of Judaism; Conservative, Reform, Orthodox and Reconstructionist. Since this is a presentation by students for students,it is not perceived as "just another lecture" It resonates with the students and creates more of an informal discussion where questions are encouraged. 

Student to Student participants have made presentations in public schools for world history, speech, journalism, and literature classes; and in faith schools, in conjunction with world religion and Hebrew Scriptures classes.

Bullet_(typography).svg.png  A description of the branches of
    Judaism 

Bullet_(typography).svg.png  A description of a typical day in the
    presenters lives 

Bullet_(typography).svg.png  The Jewish calendar, including
    holidays 

Bullet_(typography).svg.png  The Sabbath 
Bullet_(typography).svg.png  The Jewish life cycle from birth to
    Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to marriage to death 

Bullet_(typography).svg.png  Jewish Dietary Practices 
Bullet_(typography).svg.png  The Hebrew language 
Bullet_(typography).svg.png  The Holocaust 
Bullet_(typography).svg.png  Israel 
Bullet_(typography).svg.png  Human rights concerns

 

“It is through programs such as this that our communities learn to understand each other better so that we…can live in mutual respect and peace.”

-Student to Student Participating Teacher

 

Recent articles about the Student to Student program:

A Jewish Teen Outreach Program Goes National

Students turned teachers: New program to the area encourages expansion of Jewish learning


Contact
For more information on becoming a Student to Student participant, or to schedule a presentation, please call Sara Winkelman, Program Director, Student to Student Initiative at 
301-770-0881 or email SWinkelman@jcouncil.org