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 2021-2022 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:
Reckoning at the German International School by Miyah Falk, Student to Student Participant, Washington Jewish Week
‘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
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.
Thank you to our 2020-2021 Student to Student participants!
On June 6th, the JCRC of Greater Washington held our 2021 Student to Student End of Year Celebration. Featuring reflections from STS leaders, participants, & teachers and a THANK YOU to our graduating seniors. Speakers were Rebecca Araten, a Harvard undergraduate activist with the Jewish Movement for Uyghur Freedoms and Jeremy Borison, an acclaimed young Jewish advocate and filmmaker whose current project focuses on the intersection of Jewish and LGBQ identities.