New York Incubator for Immersive Jewish Summer Experiences for Teens


Source: The Jewish Education Project


The New York Incubator for Immersive Jewish Summer Experiences for Teens, a joint project between The Jewish Education Project and UJA-Federation of New York with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, is a four-year initiative that will launch 16 innovative Jewish summer programs designed for teens from the New York Metropolitan area. Together with a broad-based publicity campaign and marketing training for existing program providers, this initiative will elevate the brand of Jewish summer experiences for New York teens. By the end of summer 2018, approximately 1100 teens will have participated in these groundbreaking experiences, with a yearly projection of 460 program spots for these experiences moving forward.


To launch the first round of eight programs, the New York Incubator invites interested New York-area and national organizations to submit a letter of intent describing their seed concept for a new and innovative summer program for Jewish teens, to pilot in summer 2015. We are seeking organizations inside and outside the Jewish community, with a proven track record of crafting engaging experiences for teens—or alternatively, organizations doing compelling work with other audiences (e.g., college students and young professionals) and have an interest in creating summer experiences for Jewish teens. We have a particular (although not exclusive) interest in launching programs geared towards teens from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ-identified teens and teens from LGBTQ-parent households; teens from interfaith families; teens from multiracial families; teens from Russian-speaking households; and teens with special needs.


For more information, see the NY Incubator announcement.

Updated: Jul. 30, 2014