The School Twinning program also builds relationships beyond the parents and families. The program fosters relationships that involve the entire synagogue and school communities. by Ahuva Ron For the last eight years, I have directed the School Twinning program between Los … [Read more...] about The School Twinning Program As A Way of Engaging Teens
Engaging Jewish Teens
by Ira Miller I was interested to read Billy Planer's blog post "I Have Met The Enemy of Jewish Teen Engagement and It Is US" and the conversation it has inspired. I've known Billy for years and have always been impressed with his work and the incredible programs he runs, … [Read more...] about Welcoming the Stranger, Just How Open Should Our Jewish Teen Programming Tent Be?
by Yaron Lipschitz As the director of JCC Association’s teen travel program JCC Maccabi Israel (JMI), I am acutely aware of the need to encourage Jewish teens to visit and spend time in Israel. I am happy to report that we are actually seeing a substantial increase in our JCC M … [Read more...] about If the Community Wants It, They Will Go
by Matthew Lazar At HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir, we have learned that when teens first walk in our door, they have one critical thing in common: a passion for musical expression. But we believe that what creates the lasting impact of the HaZamir … [Read more...] about Teens, Community, and Artistic Passion: a Successful Formula for Ongoing Engagement
by Billy Planer Reading the recent article “Towards a Teen Centered Jewish Future” by Lisa Farber Miller and Samantha Hea has inspired me to add my thoughts on how we engage our Jewish teens. In 2003, after running a synagogue-based youth program for the preceding 15 years, … [Read more...] about I Have Met the Enemy of Jewish Teen Engagement and It Is US