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 [...]

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 [...]

JewishBoston Teens Website Launch

2019-09-10T04:28:36+00:00September 10th, 2019|

JewishBoston Teens is Greater Boston’s online resource for teens, their families and the Jewish professionals who work with them. This website connects teens to the community’s vast menu of nationally-recognized programming and events and provides professionals with resources and tools to support teens. JewishBostonTeens.com is an initiative of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), in partnership with JewishBoston.com and the Jewish Teen Initiative of [...]

Teen Leaders Hosting “Your Voice” Activism Conference

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

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 [...]

Parent-Teen Mental Health and Wellness Summit

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

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 [...]

Denver and Boulder Teens Initiative Receives New Funding

2018-03-16T04:35:10+00:00March 16th, 2018|

The multi-faceted Denver/Boulder Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative(Initiative) is involving more teens in Jewish life, offering them new programs they find relevant, and helping them develop leadership skills – says a new evaluation on the Initiative. The Initiative, funded by Rose Community Foundation, with additional funding from the Jim Joseph Foundation and other donors, supports the expansion of innovative [...]

The Federation Announces $2,000,000 in Grants to Launch the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative

2018-03-16T04:30:14+00:00March 16th, 2018|

Significant investment from the Jim Joseph Foundation will increase opportunities to engage teens in Jewish experiences during formative years San Francisco, CA – The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (the Federation) is pleased to announce the launch of its Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative. This major five-year, $7.6 million endeavor [...]

Soup to Nuts: Building FindYourSummer.org

2017-12-06T22:29:09+00:00December 6th, 2017|

By Susan Holzman Wachsstock, Rebecca Ruberg and Melanie Schneider Sometimes you roll out a project, look back, and think about all the things you now know – and how you would do it differently if given the opportunity to try again. For us, designing FindYourSummer.org – a massive, searchable, filterable database for parents and teens in the Greater [...]

Great School Break Program Opportunities for Chicago Teens

2017-12-06T22:05:04+00:00December 6th, 2017|

ABOUT SCHOOL BREAK PROGRAMS Pursue a passion project, develop new skills, meet teens from across Chicagoland and cultivate your Jewish identity through unique School Break trips. These trips, run by some of the best program providers in the country, represent an exciting new way to spend your school vacation! Apply Now Original Source: https://www.juf.org/springboard/School-Break-Programs.aspx

National Study on Jewish Teens to Explore How Programs Are Helping them “Flourish in Today’s World”

2017-09-27T05:18:13+00:00September 27th, 2017|

The Jewish Education Project and Rosov Consulting Tapped to Work with National Jewish Youth Organizations In Unprecedented Project To Measure Success San Francisco, CA -- A new national project will explore the learning and growth outcomes of teen experiences offered by the largest organizations that engage Jewish teens in North America. The study, led by The Jewish Education Project (TJEP) [...]

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