Expanding Your Reach

Expanding Your Reach provides networking and learning for Jewish youth-serving professionals. These experiences will fuel your engagement work and connect you to colleagues for support, new ideas and fresh perspectives.

Masterclasses and workshops on relevant topics are designed to expand your skills, transform your work, and build long-lasting relationships to strengthen your network.

Masterclass Series

Become a Master Youth Professional by joining these multi-session deep dives into exciting topics designed to expand your skills and transform your work. Of course you’ll build important relationships with colleagues along the way.

OCT 12, 26, Nov 16, Jan 11

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

Mindfulness and Breathing Techniques

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them. Join Alison Laichter, founder of the first Jewish Meditation Center in New York, for this four-part Masterclass for youth professionals and clinicians working in Jewish settings.

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In the meantime, if you are interested in this series, please contact us using the link below to let us know.

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NOV 29, DEC 6, 13

Time: TBD

The Entrepreneurial Mindset: What Youth Professionals Can Learn From StartUp Culture

This three week series with entrepreneur Henrik Scheel (StartUp Experience) will bolster your skill sets around entrepreneurship with fun activities and a supportive community of colleagues. Learn how the entrepreneurial spirit has sustained Jewish professionals for thousands of years!  You’ll leave this series newly inspired, energized, and with tools to bring any venture from idea to reality. Participants will also receive a one-month subscription to the StartUp Academy for Jewish Educators.

Session 1: The Entrepreneurial Mindset: User-Centered Design and Building a Culture Around Risk and Venture.  

Session 2: The LEAN Startup Method in Action: Applying Entrepreneurial Skills to Your Work

Session 3: The Art of the Pitch: Networking Tactics and Secrets to Getting Buy-in for Your Ideas

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MAR 8, 15, 22

Time: TBD

Understanding Gender and Supporting Jewish Teens

This three-week interactive series with Moving Traditions will deepen your understandings around gender and how teens relate to, internalize, and express themselves and their diverse identities.  Strengthen your ability to support young people and their families as they navigate this important topic.

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MAY 2, 9, 16

Time: TBD

Using the Summer Months Wisely – Relationship Building Fundamentals for Youth Professionals

Inspired by the Funder Collaborative’s new teen curriculum in peer-to-peer engagement, youth professionals are invited to actively workshop how best to use the upcoming summer months to build and strengthen relationships with teens. We’ll utilize the Search Institute’s Developmental Assets framework to conceptualize how the role we play and the relationships we build contribute to a healthier, thriving teen community.

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More Workshops and Masterclasses Coming Soon

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