JumpSpark

Engaging teens is vital to shaping the future of our Jewish community. JumpSpark is the Atlanta Jewish teen initiative at Federation and serves as a hub for teen engagement. Through strategic investment in partner programs, support of innovative ideas, impactful  programming, and deep relationship-building, JumpSpark is committed to meeting the needs of teens, their parents, and the Jewish educators and professionals serving them. Our goal is that together, teens, parents, and professionals, cultivate the resources and synergy to make Atlanta a thriving hub for Jewish teens. We seek to, increasing the number of teens who are engaged with Jewish Atlanta and deepening those engagement points. 

What We Do

  • Provide pathways to immersive Israel opportunities  
  • Create engaging programming, pipelines for leadership development, and space for teens to share their stories and experiences.
  • Provide parents of teens with resources and opportunities to support them and their teens through their adolescence.  
  • Invest in our community through strategic financial investments 

Teen

  • Our Strong Women Fellowship is an empowering educational cohort that provides Jewish teens in Atlanta with unparalleled access to strong women leaders, thinkers and voices shaping that share the world we live in today.
  • Showcase the menu of teen engagement opportunities within Jewish Atlanta.
  • We encourage teens to view our community from a bird’s eye view, identify gaps. and apply for funding to prototype an idea.
  • Teens can explore Jewish leadership through local and national Fellowships.
  • We empower teens to be active and full voices of JumpSpark’s initiatives and visions through our teen board.

Israel

  • You can receive up to $15,000 towards a gap year in Israel! More Info Coming Soon!
  • Provide resources and opportunities for immersive summer travel in Israel: Learn about our partners at RootOne and how you can receive a voucher for $3,000. Check out Root One!
  • We bring Israel and Jewish Atlanta together through human connections. ShinShinim are recent Israeli high school graduates taking a gap year in Atlanta before their military service.

Parents

Professionals

  • JumpSpark’s Community Partner Network brings together local teen serving organizations to raise the bar on Jewish teen engagement in Atlanta. We provide grants and professional development opportunities to our community partners to help support our professionals in ensuring a thriving Jewish teen ecosystem. 
  • Network with Jpro: Jpro Atlanta is a network of professionals who work in Jewish organizations of all sizes across metro Atlanta. JPro is here to increase your sense of pride about working in our community and to enhance your professional development. Learn more about upcoming events and opportunities.
  • We support creative and innovative methods to deepen and expand teen engagement. Apply for funding to bring your idea into existence.