By Abby Pitkowsky “Don’t do it!” “You’re crazy - it’s professional madness!” “Have you lost your mind?” These were the comments a friend of mine, a congregational rabbi, received from his colleagues when he shared his planned topic for his Kol Nidre sermon. It’s not hard to guess that this rabbi’s selected topic of focus was Israel. Whether you consider these reactions sad, logical or exaggerated, one fact is clear; speaking and teaching about … [Read more...] about Moving beyond ‘Flags and Falafel’
The Jewish Education Project
First cohort of teen engagement professionals will build skills around new outcome-driven approach
(NEW YORK) - The Jewish Education Project has announced the inaugural 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 engagement.
Following a highly selective application process, the inaugural cohort of 20 … [Read more...] about Generation Now Fellowship:
Meet the First 20 Participants
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
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