Announces its

2023 Youth Leadership Award

The Youth Leadership Award will be given to honour the achievements of graduating GTA or York Region high school students demonstrating leadership in activities related to furthering connection to Jewish identity and/or in connection to strategies for countering antisemitism amongst elementary and secondary students. Honourees will be recognized for their successful balancing of Jewish leadership, high school academics and community service.

A one-time award of $500 each will be given to 2 deserving graduates. This scholarship will be used to further their education at an accredited college, university, or vocational school.

Deadline for submission of Youth Leadership Award application, essay, resume, proof of grades at time of application and references is: Youth Leadership Award Criteria

Qualifications include:

*Jewish youth in their graduating year of high school

*Residents of the Greater Toronto Area or York Region (Ontario)

*Actively involved in guiding elementary or secondary students in Jewish identity affirming activities and/or in strategies for countering antisemitism

*Strong Academic Record

*Leadership activities in Jewish service

Application process includes:

* Youth Leadership Award Application

*Cumulative high school transcript or other acceptable proof of grades

*Activity Resume-listing awards, outside activities and Jewish participation

*Two letters of recommendations  

A. High school teacher or counselor

B. Rabbi, Jewish organization director, or Jewish mentor

*A 500 word or less essay on ONE of the below selected topics. The selection committee will weigh this heavily.

A. How has your Jewish life shaped the person you are today?

B. What future project would you engage in to connect Jewish youth with their Jewish identity or to empower Jewish youth to stand against antisemitism?

Application deadline is:

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Recognition ceremony will take place at the

Stronger Together Fighting to #EndJewHatred

conference in Vaughan, Ontario, Sunday, April 2, 2023

Youth Leadership Award Application

Student Details

Parent/Legal Guardian Details (required if student is under 18 yrs. of age)

Highschool Details

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

Jewish Community Service Work


Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.


Application Completion Checklist

Further Details

Deadline for submission of Youth Leadership Award application, essay, resume, transcript or acceptable proof of grades, and references is: March 15, 2023 Applications must be completed online at: Email for inquiries: • All scholarship application data is strictly confidential and will be reviewed without any identifying information (anonymously) by established selection criteria. • The award recipients will be notified by Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. • Award recipients will be required to be present at the Stronger Together Fighting to #EndJewHatred conference and to take part in the awards ceremony. • Award checks will be made out to the institution and/or related college. • Awardee will contact the university/college office for procedure and policy. *Submission of false information will result in automatic disqualification from consideration from the 2023 Youth Leadership Award and any/and all subsequent awards offered by or any of its affiliates. *My signature, or that of my legal guardian, on this form confirms that I give permission for to use my image in promotional material without restriction or compensation.