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In the 20th century, Jewish education focused on strengthening Jewish identity and ensuring Jewish continuity. That approach to Jewish education no longer works for today's learners. They want to know how Jewish teachings and practices can make their lives better and the world better. They want Jewish life to help them flourish as human beings, to help them be 'happy' in the fullest Jewish sense of that term. Drawing on insights of world-renowned behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely, and bringing his findings into dialogue with Jewish teaching and practice, the 2016 Jewish Futures Conference (December 14, 2016 – Columbia University, NYC) will explore the elements of and conditions for human happiness and well-being, and how Jewish education can be redirected to answer the aspirations of 21st century learners.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2016
We are excited to announce a new website where Jewish teens can discover summer experiences as unique as they are - FindYourSummer.org. FindYourSummer.org is the first site that connects Jewish teens to hundreds of programs - from surf camps to social action projects, international travel to art workshops - so they can explore their passions and expand their horizons. We know that summer planning starts early, and for us to reach as many teens and their families as possible, we need you to spread the word. Visit the site and, if you like it (which we hope you will!), go ahead and share it with your community members so they can kick-start their 2016 plans.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2015
Do you have a dream for a new and innovative summer program for Jewish teens? Join us in creating fresh and original programs that will engage more teens in Jewish life. As part of the New York Teen Initiative - a multi-pronged effort to increase the number and diversity of New York teens participating in Jewish summer experiences - The Jewish Education Project is beginning a second Incubator to help organizations develop creative programs that engage Jewish teens during the summer. The New York Teen Initiative is jointly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jim Joseph Foundation. The Jewish Education Project serves as the lead operator of this initiative. We are recruiting organizations to participate in the second cohort of the Incubator, with the goal of seeding eight new experiences for summer 2017.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2015
The Jewish Education Project invites Jewish Youth professionals to a two day retreat on May 27-8, 2015 at Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, NY. Take yourself out of the madness of running a teen program to recharge your batteries, rethink your approach, restock your tool box! Get a healthy dose of fresh air while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Surprise Lake Camp.
Updated: May. 07, 2015
Eight one-of-a-kind experiences for Jewish teens are launching this summer. Getting college ready, developing a new passion, engaging in social action in the US or around the world, or simply having some fun... these programs have never been available before, and there's something new for just about every teenager. Through a joint investment by UJA-Federation of NY and the Jim Joseph Foundation, The New York Teen Initiative is seeking to increase the number of teens participating in accessible, affordable, and inspiring Jewish summer experiences. The Jewish Education Project is the lead operator of this initiative. Scholarships For summer 2015 are available until April.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2015
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.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2014
The Jewish Education Project, in partnership with Upstart, is proud to bring you the Jewish community's first Fail Forward Conference. We invite you to join a group of successful Jewish communal professionals and educators to engage with a cutting edge idea from the secular world that encourages a culture of being open to and learning from failure. You will explore how to continually adapt and improve your work, not only through building on successes, but through the critically important and valuable process of 'failing forward'.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
J-LINC is an initiative to create inter-generational and developmentally appropriate Jewish education programming for NYC families with children ages five years and younger by partnering with educational organizations and community synagogues and Jewish Community Centers. The synagogues and JCC's participating in J-LINC will be exposed to new models of family engagement, and most importantly, families will have rich opportunities for deepening their connection to Judaism and to Jewish friends. After extensive professional development and training, the groups are now getting ready to host their first pilot events and they want you to join them!
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013
Have great ideas to engage Jewish teens but never enough money to make it happen? The Department of Teen Engagement of the Jewish Education Project is pleased to announce the availability of micro-grants ranging from $500 - $1000 to support new initiatives for teen engagement in the Greater New York area.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2013
The third session of the 2012-3 Jewish Futures Conference will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC on June 4, 2013 - 3:15pm-6:45pm. This session will explore the ways in which we are confronting the new realities of today's information age, featuring keynote speaker, Douglas Rushkoff.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013