By Lisa Farber Miller and Jeff Tiell My participation in PresenTense Colorado has had a large impact on my Jewish identity. Before, I had little idea of any engagement for Jewish teens outside of my synagogue, and the only other Jewish kids I knew were from my B’nai Mitzvah class. PresenTense opened me up to a whole Jewish network I had never previously considered. This sentiment from Emily Winn of last year’s PresenTense Colorado - UpStart … [Read more...] about Sharing the Impact of PresenTense Colorado-UpStart
Jim Joseph Foundation
First cohort of teen engagement professionals will build skills around new outcome-driven approach
(NEW YORK) - The Jewish Education Project has announced the inaugural cohort of the Generation Now Fellowship, the first comprehensive fellowship to provide professional growth and leadership development for senior educators in the field of Jewish teen engagement.
Following a highly selective application process, the inaugural cohort of 20 … [Read more...] about Generation Now Fellowship:
Meet the First 20 Participants
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 about transforming a synagogue into a safe and healthy place for teens; it’s another thing to actually … [Read more...] about Parent-Teen Mental Health and Wellness Summit
The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (the Federation) has launched its Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative, a five-year, $7.6 million endeavor. The Initiative was designed with 1:1 match funding by the Jim Joseph Foundation, in the context of the national Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative and will include five components: Innovation Accelerator to … [Read more...] about Bay Area Federation launches multi-year $7.6m. Teen Initiative