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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 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
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
Haviv Rettig Gur writes about how the latest community study of New York Jewry, by the UJA-Federation of New York has broken new ground in the complicated art of studying American Jews. By sampling an unprecedented 6,000 households, asking new kinds of questions about religious practice, and focusing on areas with low rates of affiliation alongside the more concentrated Jewish communities, the study has for the first time offered local Jewish organizations and community planners new tools for tackling questions of identity, engagement, poverty and education.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) program is designed for Jewish education professionals in the New York City area – teachers, department chairs, assistant principals and guidance personnel – who aspire to increasing their impact on their schools. The program is scheduled to take place from Summer, 2008 to Summer, 2009.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2008