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2019-06-06T20:43:06+00:00May 30th, 2019|

By Aaron Saxe “What would remain if Foundation funding disappeared?” This was a common question that former Jim Joseph Foundation Executive Director Chip Edelsberg posed to challenge the professional team during the early launch phases of Foundation-supported teen education initiatives. But really, the question itself reflects a guiding principle of the Foundation since its inception; that [...]

Cracking the Programming Code

2019-06-06T21:00:36+00:00May 28th, 2019|

Executive Summary Phase One of the New York Teen Initiative (NYTI) has been a four-year, nine-million-dollar endeavor to redefine the New York City area’s Jewish teen engagement through the incubation of new and innovative models for summer engagement, a robust online marketing platform (, and the provision of scholarships to participating teens and their families. The [...]

Serving as Leaders for the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative

2019-05-15T22:33:33+00:00May 15th, 2019|

By Melanie Schneider and Brian Jaffee, eJewishPhilanthropy As the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative continues the work that started in 2013, we are excited about the advances we see in the field. More communities have more resources to offer, in an increasingly diverse, supportive, and genuinely creative field – which leads to more offerings to engage [...]

Why Leaders of Jewish Teen Initiatives All Went to See “Dear Evan Hansen”

2019-05-15T22:40:31+00:00May 10th, 2019|

By Jessica Green As educators working to engage teens in meaningful Jewish experiences, all of us in the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative know the facts surrounding teen angst and concerns about young people’s mental health. We wring our hands over the impact of social media on our teens, providing “connections” yet ultimately often leading to loneliness and self-loathing. We have [...]

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