By Melanie Schneider and Brian Jaffee As the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative continues the work that started in 2013, we are excited about the advances we see in the field. More communities have more resources to offer, in an increasingly diverse, supportive, and genuinely creative field - which leads to more offerings to engage teens in meaningful Jewish life. The Funder Collaborative - made up of ten communities and … [Read more...] about Serving as Leaders for the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative
Engaging Jewish Teens
By Rabbi Becky Hoffman Mark is an 11th grader at our congregation. He has not stepped into our synagogue since the day of his Bar Mitzvah other than High Holy Day services. The family has stayed members because there is a younger brother who is a year away from his Bar Mitzvah. It is questionable if they will stay members of the congregation, but they have been committed High Holy Day Jews. He is not enrolled in any of our teen programs and … [Read more...] about Counting Differently – Success with Teen Engagement
The Jewish Education Project has announced the second 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 education/engagement.
Following a highly selective application process, the second cohort of 20 fellows includes veteran educators from across the country. These individuals represent 17 national organizations, … [Read more...] about Generation Now Fellowship:
Meet the Next 20 Participants
By Jill Hulnick Last week, the findings of GenZ Now, the largest study of Jewish teens of its kind with over 17,500 participants, were released. We are so grateful for the generosity of funders who supported the study and incredible work of The Jewish Education Project and Rosov Consulting in developing the TJLES scale, fielding the study and analyzing the results. With 30% of respondents indicating an involvement in BBYO, it gives us valuable … [Read more...] about Finding Meaningful Ways for Teens to Connect Jewishly – and Measuring the Impact
By The Jewish Education Project At this week's Jewish Funders Network Conference, The Jewish Education Project unveiled what we believe to be the largest study of American Jewish teens ever conducted, with 17,576 teens participating. GenZ Now, Understanding and Connecting with Jewish Teens Today deepens our understanding of the complexities of being a Jewish teen in the United States today. Among the key headlines from the report: … [Read more...] about Largest Study of Jewish Teens Previewed at Jewish Funders Network