By David Bryfman, Ph.D. As Jewish educators and leaders, we passionately believe that our tradition, values and heritage can equip our children to thrive as Jews and in the world today. On the Fast of Esther, we recall the bravery of a great woman who stood up to bring about change when tragedy was imminent. In that spirit, The Jewish Education Project - in partnership with a growing list of organizational sponsors - invites Jewish teen and … [Read more...] about Responding to Parkland – Supporting our Students through Grief and Activism
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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
The Jewish Education Project is now accepting applications for the inaugural Generation Now Fellowship for senior professionals in the teen engagement field. Applications are due February 5, 2018 by 8:00 a.m. The inaugural cohort, consisting of 20 Generation Now Fellows will benefit from personal coaching and participate in leadership and professional development experiences, such as trips to Israel and the Disney Institute in Orlando. The … [Read more...] about ‘Generation Now Fellowship’ Accepting Applications
By Susan Holzman Wachsstock, Rebecca Ruberg and Melanie Schneider Sometimes you roll out a project, look back, and think about all the things you now know - and how you would do it differently if given the opportunity to try again. For us, designing FindYourSummer.org - a massive, searchable, filterable database for parents and teens in the Greater New York area to find Jewish summer experiences - has been one of those projects; one that we’d … [Read more...] about Soup to Nuts: Building FindYourSummer.org
A new national project will explore the learning and growth outcomes of teen experiences offered by the largest organizations that engage Jewish teens in North America. The study, led by The Jewish Education Project and Rosov Consulting, will seek to gather data from as many as 50,000 7th-12th graders across North America. Supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for … [Read more...] about National Study on Jewish Teens to Explore How Programs are Helping them “Flourish in Today’s World”