Isaac Keiser: Teen philanthropist. Community member. Informed.

Not long ago, 16-year-old Isaac Keiser didn’t fully grasp the concept of Jewish giving. “If someone said ‘charity,’ I would think of a bake sale,” admitted the Shipley School rising junior. Through his aunt, however, Keiser heard about an appealing new Jewish Federation program called the Teen Giving Project, an eight-month curriculum in which he’d learn about Jewish values, communication and decision-making skills alongside 29 of his peers, culminating in the real-life challenge of raising and allocating real-life grant money. Read more.


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