Can’t Travel to Campus? No Problem! Teens Invited on a Virtual College Road Trip to Explore All Aspects of Campus Life

2021-05-24T18:33:59+00:00May 24th, 2021|

Student-led campus tours, info sessions with college admissions and Hillel professionals, workshops on college search and maintaining wellness all through month of June High school students and their families can explore college and Jewish life on campus on a  Virtual College Road Trip, the second annual month-long series.  Each day from June 1 - June 30, the [...]

Expanding Your Reach: A New Networking and Learning Series Open to All Youth Professionals

2020-09-01T02:47:16+00:00September 1st, 2020|

Informed By Current Research and Best Practices From the 10 Communities of the Jewish Teen Funder Collaborative, Workshops Will Fuel Teen Engagement Efforts Year-Long Series Launches September 3, 2020 By Sara Myers Allen & Debra Sagan Massey In times of uncertainty, shrinking budgets and competing priorities, professional development (PD) is often one of the first things [...]

Connection, Community & Conversation: Teens Take the Mic

2019-12-23T19:34:00+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

JTI Peer Leadership Fellows talk about what it’s like being a Jewish teen today. Three JTI Peer Leadership Fellows sound off on what it’s like being a Jewish teen in Greater Boston, how they’re helping to connect our community and how they navigate their personal Jewish journeys. From finding opportunities to meet more Jewish teens, exploring what Jewish [...]

Cincinnati Jewish Teen Collective Makes Youth Mental Health a Priority

2019-12-05T03:50:11+00:00December 5th, 2019|

Today, teens and young people are struggling. More than 3 million adolescents, representing over 13% of the population, have experienced a major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The numbers are equally high for adolescents experiencing eating disorders, substance abuse and a variety of other mental health challenges. Attempted and completed suicide [...]

Making Youth Mental Health A Priority for Jewish Atlanta

2019-10-30T00:23:13+00:00October 29th, 2019|

Armed with the knowledge that 1 in 5 youth experience a mental health challenge at some point in their life, and a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, JumpSpark (a Federation Innovation Initiative) is launching Youth Mental Health First Aid.  The program trains adults to better assist youth experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Participants learn how to [...]

Central Bureau of Jewish Education for Atlanta?

2019-07-14T16:56:06+00:00July 14th, 2019|

By JAN JABEN-EILON Since Tribe 360 closed its doors over a decade ago, there’s been no central bureau or agency for Jewish education in Atlanta, but that's about to change. At one time, the Atlanta Jewish educational world was served by an organization known as Jewish Educational Services, or JES. The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta later [...]

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 [...]

DOROT Brings Teens to the Riverdale Y

2018-09-05T23:56:08+00:00September 5th, 2018|

By JLBWC Staff | August 30, 2018 Rose Cohen, DOROT intern, at the Riverdale Y. Monday, July 23, was a day of orientation and training for the 16 students chosen as interns for DOROT’s four-week Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program at the Riverdale Y Senior Center. Facilitated by Rabbi Joseph Robinson, director of community engagement, together [...]

Initiative Links Jewish Teens to Service Scholarships

2018-09-05T23:49:22+00:00September 5th, 2018|

By Donald H. Harrison Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The teenager in your family may be interested in two related websites.  One,, will introduce him or her to opportunities around the county to volunteer, and to thereby earn community service credits that are important on college applications.  Although operated under auspices of the Jewish community, [...]

Sharing the Impact of Jewish Student Connection

2018-06-11T17:41:10+00:00June 11th, 2018|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 [...]

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