Designed to prepare young Jewish teens for adulthood, our teen programs teach them to be leaders in their community, and learn about Israel, all while enjoying the company of other young Jewish teens. These programs allow teens to explore Judaism, and creates a platform for an exploration experience in their personal Jewish journey.

The impact of Jewish camp lasts a lifetime. The Federation offers grants for Jewish children and teens who want to attend Jewish overnight summer camps. Click the tab above to find out more.

The Shapiro Teen Engagement Program [STEP] engages local teens with their community, their Judaism and their connection to Israel, all while teaching valuable leadership skills. Click the tab above to find out more about this program.

Some of the best learning opportunities come from our teen travel experiential programs. Click the tab above to find out more.

Each year, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee awards education scholarships to qualified applicants attending: College, Community College, Vocational/Technical School or University. Click the tab above to find out more.


For more information, please contact

Jessi Sheslow