When Experiments Go Well: How a New Investment from the Jim Joseph Foundation Will Help Moving Traditions’ National Expansion

2017-07-18T21:46:57+00:00July 18th, 2017|

By Deborah Meyer and Jeff Tiell The teen years have always been a challenge. Figuring out who you are; navigating complex social systems; being pressed to succeed academically; a body that changes from day to day – almost no adult would willingly return to adolescence. In our intense modern world, with a 24/7 fishbowl of social [...]

Jewish Teens: Finding Activities After Bar/ Bat Mitzvah

2017-07-18T22:22:01+00:00July 18th, 2017|

By Darren Schwartz Darren Schwartz NEW YORK — In my last column I identified a major challenge in Jewish teen engagement the stems from a disconnect in the values and traditions associated with bar/bat mitzvah. The ceremony that symbolizes a child’s commitment to live a Jewish life relies on an implicit notion that he or she [...]

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