Student to Student

Student to Student is a high school peer education program that:

  • Strives to reduce prejudice and bigotry
  • Fosters understanding among peers
  • Brings together Jewish students from different backgrounds
  • Trains them to talk about their lives as Jewish teens
  • Facilitates discussions in an effort to dismantle antisemitism
  • Puts a human face to Judaism. 

Student to Student presentations take place in public and independent schools. 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.

Join us for the 2020-2021 school year in sharing our lives as Jewish teens to break down stereotypes and foster increased understanding with other teens in our community:

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

Hear first-hand about the impact of the program from our teens and teachers who have utilized our presentations for their students.

“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: 

‘Like Judaism 101’: To fight anti-Semitism, program sends Jewish teens into classrooms -The Washington Post
Student-to-student talks aim to increase understanding of Jews -Washington Jewish Week

Students Empowering Students - Washington Jewish Week
A Jewish Teen Outreach Program Goes National -Tablet Magazine
Students turned teachers: New program to the area encourages expansion of Jewish learning -JDS Newsletter


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 

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Student to Student participants! 

On June 16th, the JCRC of Greater Washington held our 2020 Student to Student End of Year Celebration. Even with the quarantine the Student to Student program still made a huge impact this year. 66 teens representing diverse Jewish branches from 33 schools in the DMV presented 39 times to more than 2100 students. Featuring an interview with hip hop artist, Westside Gravy