COVER STORY l BY DEBORAH VIETOR
JTEEN's Rabbi Daniel Bortz hosts San Diego teens at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California.
JTEEN R SAN DIEGO Empowering the Jewish Future
L’CHAIM SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE • DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017
abbi Daniel Bortz has woven a patchwork quilt of love, education, spirituality, and a spirit of Tikkun Olam within the teen Jewish community through JTEEN of San Diego. Based on three pillars of social events, education and community service, JTEEN has evolved into a program where being a Jewish teenager is cool. Currently, Rabbi Dan Bortz reaches hundreds of teens each month through programs inspiring them to learn more about Judaism and participate in events countywide. JTEEN has become so successful that a friend of the Rabbi has recently utilized the JTEEN model and adapted it to form a branch of the program