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Putting Teens at the Center

2017-05-19T18:12:06+00:00May 19th, 2017|

by Reuben Posner Professor Eleanor Duckworth, a cognitive psychologist and educator, suggests that the purpose of all education is to encourage the “having of wonderful ideas.” She writes that these ideas “need not necessarily look wonderful to the outside world… The more we help children to have their wonderful ideas and to feel good about themselves [...]

Characteristics of Successful Teen Education Funder Collaborative

2017-05-19T16:57:30+00:00March 27th, 2017|

Space for Sharing Challenges, Commitment to Evaluation Two Key Reasons Noted in Report San Francisco, CA -- A group comprised of 15 national and local funders committed to investing in community-based Jewish teen education initiatives today released a commissioned case study detailing insights and lessons learned from their first two years working together. The case study—Finding [...]

Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens

2017-05-07T04:41:17+00:00March 21st, 2017|

The Jim Joseph Foundation has identified engaging Jewish teens in educational experiences as fundamental to the Foundation’s mission of fostering compelling, effective Jewish learning experiences for young Jews, primarily ages 13-30. For the past two years, the Foundation has been collaborating with other funders to explore possible funding strategies to further address the dramatic drop in [...]

In This Together: A Team Approach to Teen Engagement

2017-05-07T04:49:43+00:00March 21st, 2017|

By Malka Levitansky and Hallie Shapiro, March 21, 2017 We’re all looking for that magic formula. That unique program, experience or methodology that will somehow not only engage Jewish teens in the present, but also keep them Jewishly involved on college campus and beyond. Foundations, Jewish federations and individuals invest millions of dollars a year in [...]

Centaurus Brings in Local Religious Leaders for Inaugural Social Justice Week

2017-05-03T18:47:05+00:00March 21st, 2017|

Written by Amy Bounds, March 7, 2017. An imam from the Islamic Center of Boulder, a representative from the Boulder Jewish Community Center and a Unitarian reverend focused on their similarities while speaking at Centaurus High School on Tuesday in Lafayette. The panelists also emphasized their commitment to stand up for those who are oppressed. "Whoever's [...]

DJDS Students Becoming Strong Leaders through jHub

2017-05-03T18:40:19+00:00March 21st, 2017|

At Denver Jewish Day School, we emphasize the importance of our school’s middot with our students so they will grow accustomed to incorporating them into their lives, both at school and beyond. The more familiar our students become with the middot as they continue to grow, the quicker they become leaders in their DJDS community and [...]

Generation Now

2017-05-07T04:58:54+00:00March 20th, 2017|

REPORT AND OUTCOMES | RESEARCH TO ACTION UNDERSTANDING AND ENGAGING JEWISH TEENS TODAY What We Found Out: Learn how the insights and findings from this report are reshaping the national conversation about Jewish teens. What we are doing about it? Learn where our current work with Teen professionals is taking the 14 Outcomes from the report. [...]

Evaluations: North Shore Teen Initiative Model Documentation

2017-05-03T18:42:30+00:00March 6th, 2017|

Beginning with a Planning Grant in 2007, the North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) designed, developed, launched, and implemented community-based Jewish teen education and engagement in 23 towns and cities north of Boston. The Foundation supported efforts to transition NSTI to be sustained by local funding. This model documentation details the evolution of the NSTI. By sharing all of the components [...]

Jewish Teen Education Funder Collaborative Welcomes Sara Allen

2017-06-13T07:10:26+00:00March 6th, 2017|

By The Jewish Voice on October 26, 2016 Funder Collaborative is expanding co-investments and shared learnings of Jewish teen initiatives.   Signaling its continued growth and increased opportunities to support Jewish teens in ten local communities across the United States, the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative announced that it has hired Sara Allen to serve [...]

A Taste of the Real World: Lessons Learned from a Community Internship Program for Teens

2017-05-03T18:45:27+00:00February 23rd, 2017|

By Shira Rosenblatt and Stacie Cherner on January 3rd, 2017 The Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative invests, with local funders, in new approaches to Jewish teen learning and growth in ten communities around the country. One strategic element of this endeavor is that each community builds an approach to teen education and engagement custom [...]

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