By Hallie Shapiro Devir [This article is the second in a series written by participants in the inaugural Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.] This year we are celebrating a bar mitzvah in our department. It is the thirteenth year of Voices: The Chicago Jewish Teen Foundation, a teen philanthropy program that engages approximately 25 teens per year from across the metropolitan area in the sacred … [Read more...] about Broadening the Circle: Parents’ Role as (Co-)Experiential Jewish Educator
The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) is accepting applications for the 4th cohort of its Foundation Board Incubator. The Foundation Board Incubator is an initiative from JTFN, funded by Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund, that partners with communities to launch new, high-investment, pluralistic and community-wide Jewish teen philanthropy programs. Jewish teen foundations (or boards) are a powerful model of Jewish teen engagement. “Now more … [Read more...] about The Jewish Teen Funders Network is Accepting Applications for the 4th Cohort of the Foundation Board Incubator
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches has launched a new teen philanthropic leadership program, No Small Change, as part of its commitment to develop leaders at every age and stage. No Small Change is a philanthropic leadership program and giving circle for high school students in Palm Beach County who wish to enhance their leadership skills and learn about local social justice issues, strategic grant making, and the power of … [Read more...] about New Teen Philanthropy Program Launched in Palm Beach County
Last week, nearly 100 Jewish professionals, partners, and stakeholders gathered at the Jewish Teen Philanthropy Summit in New York City. Organized by the Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN), the summit brought together the field of Jewish teen philanthropy for two days of workshops, speakers, collaborating, and learning. Attendees represented a variety of institutions from synagogues to JCCs, day schools to youth movements, federations, … [Read more...] about Top Ten Moments at the 2016 Jewish Teen Philanthropy Summit
By Briana Holtzman Passover is one of my favorite holidays. Each year, we are challenged anew to think about what we are willing to fight for; charged to make the changes we want to see in the world. Instead of simply marking an historical event on the calendar, we are instructed to retell the Exodus story as if we ourselves had experienced the miracle of liberation. Around the Passover seder table we sing verse after verse of “dayenu.” … [Read more...] about What’s Really Enough When it Comes to Jewish Teen Engagement?