By Rabbi Laura Novak Winer Recently, I asked a group of colleagues to help me think about examples from pop-culture in which teens were mentoring other teens. It was surprisingly hard to come up with a genuine example of peer-to-peer mentorship. In the movie Clueless (1995), … [Read more...] about The Ripple Effects of Peer-to-Peer Mentorship
Engaging Jewish Teens
By Ilisa Cappell and Miriam Brosseau Schechter Day School Network and ELI talks were thrilled to join forces to provide an opportunity for the students in Jewish day schools to share their passions and big Jewish ideas. Student contest edJEWprize: Teen ELI talks launched to … [Read more...] about Teen ELI edJEWprize: Teen Voices Take Center Stage
Eleven years in. Teens’ Engagement Starts Every Day - from Akiva Hebrew High School to @Akiva Teen Center and Back Again By Amnon Ophir and Dr. Jeffrey Schein For eleven years now we have been working very hard to transform the Akiva Hebrew High School into @Akiva, a center f … [Read more...] about Eleven years in. Teens’ Engagement Starts Every Day
By Billy Planer "One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity." Albert Schweitzer It is natural for teachers and parents to want to make life comfortable, easy, and pleasant for their students and children; natural to … [Read more...] about Time to Discomfort the Comfortable Teen?
By Dafna Laskin [This is the final article in a four-part series about the long-term impact of Jewish teen philanthropy. Jewish teen foundations have successfully engaged a new generation of philanthropists, with thousands of teens giving away millions of grant dollars to … [Read more...] about Lessons for a Lifetime of Judaism