What’s nu, September 2017 | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

What’s nu, September 2017

Young accepts Mequon library position

Rachel Muchin Young of Oak Creek is the new library director of Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville.

She joined the Weyenberg Library August 7, after four years as director of the Franklin Public Library in southern Milwaukee County. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Congregation Anshai Lebowitz in Mequon.

Teen philanthropy board seeks applicants

Milwaukee Jewish Federation is seeking applicants and nominations for a new Milwaukee Jewish Teen Philanthropy Board.

The Teen Philanthropy Board will be a teen-led program with a manageable time commitment, said Anna Goldstein, outreach and teen philanthropy coordinator for the Federation. The commitment is comprised of six Sunday evenings, an independent site visit and an end-of-year “Grants Celebration.”

“We want to empower teens to put their Jewish values into action,” Goldstein said. “They’re going to do meaningful social justice work and they’ll make their voices heard.”

The board will develop a mission statement to guide the causes or social justice issues they want to focus on for the year. Board members are to learn life-long business and philanthropic skills, guided by Jewish values.

The idea is that 10-25 teens will serve as active board members and run a real grant-making foundation.

The board will grant $15,000 in the program’s first year.

Learn more or apply at MilwaukeeJewish.org/TeenApp. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 25.

Nominations are not required, but to nominate a teen, contact Goldstein at 414-390-5733 or AnnaG@MilwaukeeJewish.org.