Youth Programs

Lou & Sybil Mervis YoPhI Teen Board


Youth Philanthropy Indy (YoPhI) is a youth education program that aims to encourage Jewish youth in greater Indianapolis to do good through philanthropy and service, grounded in Jewish values and community connection. In Hebrew slang, yophi means "excellent" or "great job" - participants in the various YoPhI programs will be saying a big YOPHI! throughout their work.

Youth Philanthropy Indy (YoPhI)

YoPhI Service Learning brings youth together in age-based, cross-communal cohorts to participate in service projects that connect Jewish values to hands-on working in the local community.

High school students work as a philanthropic board focused on learning and making grants through a values-grounded, authentic, consensus-building process. Join to put your values into action and make a lasting impact on our community.

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JCRC's Stand Up, Speak Out

Israel Engagement Fellowship


In this 8-session intensive you will explore the many facets of Israel, Zionism, and antisemitism, both historically and today. Fellows graduate with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enter conversations about Israel thoughtfully and effectively. More Info on IEF >

Student to Student 


Jewish teens are trained to give joint presentations about what it’s like to be Jewish today, providing an indispensable opportunity for non-Jewish students to learn directly from peers, and ask questions of Jewish teens in a safe environment. Learn more about Student to Student here >

Area Youth Groups



IHC's senior youth group IFTY has associated with NFTY - Ohio Valley region. Open to Jewish 9th - 12th graders. For more information, contact Matt Hastings at or 317) 255-6647 x2211



A teen-led movement open to Jewish teens in grade 8 - 12. Questions? Contact indianapolis@bbyo.org2. Want to learn about upcoming local events? Sign up for each chapter's Remind! Text @indyaza (boys) or @byachad (girls) to 81010. Questions? Contact



CTeen is a place for Jewish teens to united and celebrate who we are, all while having plenty of fun along the way. Open to 8th - 12th graders. For more information contact Rabbi Dovid and Mrs. Chana Grossbaum here >




Earth Day at the J

Jewish Community Center 6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

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