Join LDP

Important Details:

  The program runs from January to December.

  There is a yearly $300 fee. Scholarships are available.

  LDP meets in four places: Congregation B’nai Torah (CBT), Gesher L’Torah (GLT), Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA), and Temple Sinai (TS).

  Jewish teens in grades 8 & 9 are welcome to apply in every location. LDP @ GLT and LDP @ JFGA also accept applications from 10th & 11th graders.

  On average, there are monthly LDP sessions and outreach programs. A more detailed calendar will be provided.

•  During each LDP session, young adult mentors facilitate small group discussions and help teens dive into the curriculum topics.

Community Programs

LDP participants also get hands-on volunteer experience through our community programs, including:

  Smile Bag packing and distributions to our agency partners

  Neighborhood collections of needed resources

  Smaller-scale academic and activity-based programs called GOAL programs

  Festivals and After-School Programs.

  Amy’s Holiday Party

*Please note regarding COVID-19: We will evaluate how we structure and organize our LDP sessions and CCC community outreach programs based on the most recent health guidelines. The safety of our teens, community guests, and staff is of the utmost priority while delivering sessions that are engaging and meaningful. Please note that all sessions and programs are subject to change.

LDP Sessions

Sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons or on weekday evenings and take place in four locations: Congregation B’nai Torah (CBT), Gesher L’Torah (GLT), Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA), and Temple Sinai (TS). To view our Fall 2022 calendar, please click here.

Each LDP session is facilitated by our young adult mentors and supported by CCC’s Experiential Education Director. These mentors work directly with the teens throughout the year to create a comfortable and relatable environment in which the teens can grow and learn.

These topics will be covered in the interactive and experiential education and program planning sessions:

• CCC Overview & Jewish Leadership
• Social Justice & Awareness Training
• Becoming a Connected, Empathetic Volunteer & Program Planning
• Understanding Mission, Vision & Community Needs
• Project Management & Program Planning
• Applying Fundraising Skills & Strategies to CCC’s Annual Phonathon
• Becoming a Jewish Philanthropist
• Amy’s Holiday Party Shopping & Program Planning

Interested in joining LDP?

If you are interested in becoming a LDP participant next year, click the link below to fill out our interest form. We will email you when applications are open!

Questions? Contact Emily Yehezkel.