A project of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, The Greenhouse is a platform for teen-led social innovation. The Greenhouse cultivates the next generation of social innovators, change agents, and entrepreneurs through immersive experiences that introduce new knowledge and place universal values and current world issues into a Jewish context. The Greenhouse offers Jewish teens and their peers year-round opportunities to earn community service credits and resume-building experiences that align with real-world prerequisites required by university programs and the future of work.

We believe that exposure to Judaism’s powerful values can help teens develop the competencies and create the communities most likely to bring them personal fulfillment, professional accomplishment, and a lifelong commitment to social action. It is through living these values that we do our part to ensure both the advancement of Jewish community and humanity at-large.