Reshet, the UK's network for Jewish Youth Provision, held its inaugural conference this week, “21st Century Teens.” It was the first conference, of its kind, in the UK for nearly 20 years and it brought together over 200 informal Jewish educators and teens from Jewish schools, synagogues and youth movements. The conference, which was supported by The Children’s Aid Committee addressed issues specific to teenagers that many practitioners within … [Read more...] about In the U.K., Reshet Holds Inaugural Jewish Youth Conference
Engaging Jewish Teens
By Phil Liff-Grieff I have just returned to LA from a brief visit to Baltimore (think 60 degree difference in ambient temperature) after participating in the national Jewish Teen Summit, a 24-hour convening of practitioners, lay leaders, funders and teens to explore how we can think differently about Jewish teen education and engagement. Sponsored by the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Maimonides Fund, the Marcus Foundation, the Charles and Lynn … [Read more...] about It Starts With Us.
Baltimore, Maryland, was clearly the place to be these past few days. For not only did 2400 Jewish teens convene for BBYO's annual International Convention (IC), but hundreds of their friends, funders and partners, came together for the Summit on Jewish Teens, held to coincide with the IC program. It's only the 2nd year, but the Summit has become THE place for the movers and shakers of the American Jewish organizational world to network, shmooze … [Read more...] about Jewish Teens, and their Supporters, Converge on Baltimore
By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Later this week, 2,400 teens from 48 states and 27 countries will come together for the largest teen gathering of the year - BBYO International Convention (IC). From Feb. 11-15 the teens will gather in Baltimore to hear from distinguished change makers, such as Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP; Casey Neistat, film director and popular YouTube creative; and Meighan Stone, president of … [Read more...] about From the Mouths of Teens: BBYO Participants Say Youth Group is New Skills, Lifelong Friends and a Passion for Jewish Life
By Marina Klimchuck Lvov, in Western Ukraine, is just a few hours away from Rovno, the city where I was born and spent the first years of my life. In the early ‘90s, my mother was always eager to take us to Jewish events there, but the truth is: None of us really had an idea about anything, not about Chanukah, Yom Kippur, or lightning candles on Shabbat. For us, being Jewish was a very abstract thing. It wasn’t connected to traditions and … [Read more...] about Back to the Future: Active Jewish Teens