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Peninsula Jewish Youth for Community Action (P-JYCA)

The PJCC and Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA) have launched a new partnership to create an amazing opportunity for teens on the North Peninsula. We are excited to have had a successful launch of our first ever JYCA cohort on the North Peninsula!

JYCA is youth-led social justice and leadership development program for high school-aged Jewish activists. Teens who are inspired to make a difference are a great fit for this leadership training program where youth build strong, lasting friendships with one another and learn skills to help them make positive impacts in their communities.

Do you know a teen who…

  • Cares and is inspired to make a difference?
  • Wants to join a tight-knit community of like-minded youth to learn together, support each other, and get involved?
  • Is angry or afraid about what’s happening in the world?
  • Wants to explore the connections between Judaism and activism?

Nominate them to join our program!


JYCA programming is on hiatus for the Summer and will start back up in January 2020. If you’re a teen and interested in learning more about P-JYCA, please contact Austin Weisgrau at jyca.austin@gmail.com.

Learn More About JYCA

You can also join us at our upcoming Information Session… see more below!


Get To Know JYCA—Watch Their Video!

JYCA Participant Testimonials

“JYCA has let me connect with people who are looking to make the world a better place. With that connection has come power and inspiration and most importantly the belief that we can progress the world forward. I’ve learned about the deepness of the world and learned who I want to be at the core. JYCA is a home to anyone who wants one.”
—JYCA Participant Marielle

“JYCA has allowed me to form friendships that I know will last a lifetime. JYCA has helped me to build my leadership skills…. inspired me to get out into the community to work and fight for what I think is important. Most importantly, JYCA has taught me that I have a voice and it needs to be heard.”
—JYCA Participant Maya

The Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative (Teen Initiative) is a project of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, in partnership with Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, and with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation.