Student to Student

Student to Student is a high school peer education program that:

  • Strives to reduce prejudice and bigotry
  • Fosters understanding among peers
  • Brings together Jewish students from different backgrounds
  • Trains them to talk about their lives as Jewish teens
  • Facilitates discussions in an effort to dismantle antisemitism
  • Puts a human face to Judaism

Student to Student presentations take place in public and independent schools. Since this is a presentation by students for students, it is not perceived as "just another lecture" It resonates with the students and creates more of an informal discussion where questions are encouraged.

Click here to learn more about the program and schedule a Student to Student presentation at your school.

Two of our recent Student to Student graduates explain how the program enriched their own high school experience and educated their non-Jewish peers about Judaism and the Jewish culture.

“It is through programs such as this that our communities learn to understand each other better so that we…can live in mutual respect and peace.”  

—Student to Student Participating Teacher

Hear firsthand about the impact of the program from our teens and teachers who have utilized our presentations for their students.

Recent articles about the Student to Student program: 

Religion literacy course is an eyeopener for educators - Maryland Matters
Reckoning at the German International School by Miyah Falk, Student to Student Participant, Washington Jewish Week
‘Like Judaism 101’: To fight anti-Semitism, program sends Jewish teens into classrooms -The Washington Post
Student-to-student talks aim to increase understanding of Jews -Washington Jewish Week
Students Empowering Students - Washington Jewish Week
A Jewish Teen Outreach Program Goes National -Tablet Magazine


For more information on becoming a Student to Student participant, or to schedule a presentation, please call Mandy Book, Assistant Director of Education Programs and Services at 301-348-7377 or email 

Thank you to our 2023-2024 Student to Student participants!