By Rella Kaplowitz, Stacie Cherner, and Lisa Narodick Colton As the ongoing pandemic requires us to protect one another by staying apart, organizations across the Jewish sector are unlocking the secret to engaging meaningfully with young Jews in digital spaces. How? By … [Read more...] about Emotion Before Content: Evidence Based Recommendations for Designing Virtual Jewish Engagement
By Doug Winkelstein 2019 ended like most others, with New Year’s Eve parties, self-care resolutions, and a host of celebrations and milestones to look forward to. Personally, I was excited about my upcoming spring wedding and the start of a new role in BBYO. However, like … [Read more...] about The Innovation Imperative
A new survey sheds light on what Jewish families are thinking By Karen Alpert We’ve often heard the phrase that there is nothing permanent except change, and that’s certainly the case in our COVID-19 world. As an organization grounded in delivering in-person experiences for … [Read more...] about When is the Right Time to Return to In-Person Programming
By Becca Bienstock Over the last few weeks, there have been tons of articles written about the effects of COVID-19 on the long-term mental health of teens. Will we experience more anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress? What will the future of our mental health look … [Read more...] about Include Us in the Conversation: COVID-19 and Teen Mental Health
By Emily Kolodney To every Jewish teen - anywhere and everywhere, It seems like we’re losing one thing after another, aren’t we? Don’t get me started on summer. Summer is what we look forward to all year, what we reminisce about with friends, what we yearn for. With so ma … [Read more...] about Why is This Summer Different Than All Other Summers?