In order to strengthen BBYO’s ability to deliver meaningful Jewish experiences to Jewish teens, the Maimonides Fund has awarded the organization a grant of $3.9 million. This is the fourth multi-year, multi-million-dollar grant BBYO has received toward a capacity building plan designed to expand the organization’s reach and impact across the globe. A primary focus of this new grant will be felt at the more than 100 teen-led weekend retreats … [Read more...] about With New Multi-million Grant, BBYO will Expand Jewish Learning at Events and Experiences
Engaging Jewish Teens
By Sara Allen Teens today are highly ambitious. Inspired to create positive change, when they choose to devote their time and energy to an organization or activity, they expect an experience that offers both a chance to learn, and a sense of meaning. Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teens Today notes that, “Teens expressed that ongoing Jewish programming should offer them recognizable value in their life ... that strengthen … [Read more...] about Filled with Meaning, Learning, and Personal Growth: Creating Impactful Jewish Internship Experiences
By Susan Holzman Wachsstock & Andi Meiseles, Ed.D.
When thinking about the Jewish community’s classic approach to engaging teens, there are traditionally three questions we focus on: “How can we make you more Jewish?” How can we make this Jewish institution stronger?” (i.e. get you to join.) and “How can we make the Jewish people stronger?” (i.e. make more Jews.) These are not bad questions. They simply miss the mark.
The teen years … [Read more...] about Generation Now Fellowship:
Calling Senior Teen Engagement Professionals
Lapid, the Coalition for High School Age Programs in Israel, will cease operations as of January 2018. *** There have been many initiatives to bring more young Jews to Israel during their pre-college years. In recent years Lapid has been the main force to do so. As a coalition of about 25 international programs, Lapid spans the spectrum of Jewish communities and brings 12,000 teens to Israel every year. Closing Lapid due to lack of … [Read more...] about Lapid, The Coalition of High School Age Programs in Israel, to Cease Operations
By Lenny Silberman “This is massive - what an opportunity to get in on the ground floor,” said David, as we watched thousands of enthusiastic young fans pack the Barclays Center this past September. David is David Bryfman, Chief Innovation Officer of The Jewish Education Project. And the opportunity? Esports. I had invited David, along with a dozen other Jewish communal and philanthropic leaders, to witness the esports phenomenon … [Read more...] about The Future of Engaging – and Re-engaging Jewish Youth