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Communities Embrace a Holistic View of Teen Engagement

2018-08-30T23:26:34+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

As the High Holidays approach, many of us will engage in introspection and reflection: What do we make of the past year?  What are hopes for the year to come?  Turning inward to find deeper understanding of our place in the world fills some people with joy and a sense of freedom; others may feel great uncertainty, anxiety, and [...]

Sharing the Impact of Jewish Student Connection

2018-06-11T17:41:10+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

By Eliana Goldberg and Marwan Nassr One of us is a Jew. One of us is a Muslim. And this is our story of building a genuine friendship through Jewish Student Connection (JSC) at South High School in Denver – the only Denver Public School with a Newcomer Center serving refugee students who have limited or interrupted formal [...]

Investing in Peer Leadership

2018-06-11T17:37:26+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Jewish Teen Initiative’s signature Peer Leadership Fellows program trains and empowers teens to be communal connectors. Fellows reimagine how they can develop meaningful relationships with their peers, connecting those peers to the vast menu of opportunities available to Jewish teens in their community and beyond. Fellows meet monthly (in real life and virtually), building a team of leaders [...]

Let’s Get Together: Understanding each other’s culture

2018-06-11T17:34:19+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

In March, 36 African-American and Jewish teens from Chicago traveled together to the nation's South on a bus trip called "Let's Get Together: An Interfaith Journey Toward Justice." What follows are reflections from an African-American student on the trip, as part of the Springboard school break program, a community initiative created wiith the support of JUF, the Jim Joseph [...]

Teen Leaders Hosting “Your Voice” Activism Conference

2018-06-11T17:32:14+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

View Video here. SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Drawing inspiration from waves of student-led activism and protests across the nation, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) will host a free event designed to encourage local youths to take action through lobbying and advocacy. “Your Voice: An Activism Conference for Teens Who Want to Change the World” will [...]

Generation Now Fellowship: Meet the First 20 Participants

2018-06-11T17:26:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

First cohort of teen engagement professionals will build skills around new outcome–driven approach (NEW YORK) – The Jewish Education Project has announced the inaugural cohort of the Generation Now Fellowship, the first comprehensive fellowship to provide professional growth and leadership development for senior educators in the field of Jewish teen engagement. Following a highly selective application process, [...]

Mitzvah Day: Good, But (Maybe) Not Tikkun Olam

2018-04-19T03:35:31+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

By Ed Frim Springtime is the Jewish season of volunteering. Good Deeds Day, Mitzvah Day and other such events offer many annual opportunities to feed the hungry, visit the sick and elderly, help abused animals, clean the environment and more. For example, JServe is a national effort to engage teens, and attempt to teach them about [...]

Ask Yourself These Four Questions About Youth Engagement

2018-04-02T17:31:11+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

By Margie Bogdanow Passover is a time for telling and retelling our story.  In ways, the story never changes and yet, it is important to continue to tell it, as each time we tell it, we have changed and we view it from a different perspective.  This February I had the privilege to spend time at the BBYO [...]

Parent-Teen Mental Health and Wellness Summit

2018-03-18T16:02:42+00:00March 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|

By Rabbi Paul Kipnes and Rabbinic Intern Julie Bressler The Parent-Teen Mental Health and Wellness Summit realized a dream: to transform our synagogue, Congregation Or Ami (Calabasas), into a truly safe place for teens, their unique emotional journeys, and the parents who love but are unsure of how to protect them. It’s one thing to dream [...]

Beyond a Seat at the Table: Real World Models That Empower Teens

2018-03-16T04:58:00+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

By Sara Allen In the challenging world of heated political rhetoric, gun violence, and #MeToo, examples abound of teens finding and using their voices.  For organizations devoted to Jewish teen engagement, empowering teens to authentically shape their own experiences is an important way to increase relevancy and meaning for teens seeking to create change for themselves, and in [...]

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