By Erica Hruby When Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Network (JTEEN) launched in February 2019, the excitement was contagious. Within its first four months, JTEEN membership more than doubled, growing from twenty-eight Hebrew High directors to sixty-seven professionals … [Read more...] about JTEEN Conference, Year 1, What We Learned
Engaging Jewish Teens
By Jessica Katz When I packed my suitcase for this year, I didn’t know where I would end up, who I would meet, or what I would learn. I knew that I came from a strong, mid-size Jewish community in Detroit; a community that offers opportunities to connect with J … [Read more...] about A Journey of Jewish Community Explored and Expanded
By Michelle Shapiro Abraham, RJE The Reform Movement has a long, distinguished history of lifting souls and spirits with music - in worship and beyond. In summer camps, synagogues, and youth group gatherings, songleaders create new arrangements, borrow from beloved … [Read more...] about How a Songleading Fellowship Will Help Teens Lead the Way
By Jeffrey Korbman So there I was, on the floor, crouched over a door hinge. It was dark. The only light I had was from my iPhone, which was propped up on a towel from the linen closet. It smelled. But I was determined to get the hinge off, which would allow me to get the door … [Read more...] about Repairing the World – A Wrench, A Mop, And Our Neshama!
The New York Teen Initiative, supported by UJA-Federation of New York and led by The Jewish Education Project, is an ambitious endeavor to redefine the area’s Jewish teen engagement with a focus on summer engagement and outreach. A new report addresses the impact of the first f … [Read more...] about New Report: Cracking the Programming Code: The New York Teen Initiative and Its Contribution to the Field of Summer Experiences and the Lives of Jewish Teens