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WhatsApp, a messaging app that allows users to interact individually, and as a group, with their friends, directly from their phones presents a number of educational and spiritual challenges, both for teens, and for educators trying to teach our students to learn to manage their lives and the many distractions that constantly bombard them. In this month's Eye on Education, Rabbi Yona Goodman, Director of the Institute for Contemporary Chinuch with Emunah at the Orot Israel College of Education presents some of the issues that WhatsApp presents, and suggests several ideas to address the challenge of 24-hour connectivity.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2014
In 2009, Ma'yan's second cohort of Research Training Interns decided to find out how Bat Mitzvah is experienced and understood by girls today. The Research Training Internship (RTI) is grounded in the principles of Participatory Action Research, which means that we conduct research as a collaborative, intergenerational team -- researching with Jewish teen girls instead of on them. Using an online survey and a novel research method (asking participants to write endings to fictional Bat Mitzvah-related scenarios), we gathered data from pre- and post-Bat Mitzvah girls in the Tri-State area.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014
The Union for Reform Judaism has launched the first issue of the Journal of Youth Engagement as part of their Campaign for Youth Engagement. The Journal of Youth Engagement is a forum of ideas and dialogue for those committed to engaging youth in vibrant Jewish life and living.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
The Jim Joseph Foundation has engaged BTW informing change and Rosov Consulting, LLC to conduct a broad scan of teen and young adult education and engagement efforts from a variety of spheres, including those outside of the Jewish community. The purpose of the scan was to identify examples of programs that are scalable and employ innovative practices, and to identify the components, parameters, structural considerations and limitations of such programs.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
At Or Ami, A.T.M. stands for “Art, Theater, Music,” a teen engagement program that is part of our constellation of teen activities. A.T.M. begins with a simple premise: that many young people find expression and relief from stress through arts and music, and we, the Jewish community, need to capitalize on that reality.
Updated: May. 16, 2013
LaunchBox, the winner of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles search for the Next Big Jewish Idea is now a reality! LaunchBox provides tools to discover the relevance of Judaism in our lives by exploring, experiencing, and debating important, provocative questions. Targeted to families with teens, as well as young adults, the first box is called Life: What’s the Big Idea? and can be ordered, free-of-charge.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012
Please join the New Center for Collaborative Leadership of The Jewish Education Project to think together about the future of teen engagement with two of the newest leaders in our professional community, Rabbi Dave Levy, Director of Teen Learning for USCJ, and Rabbi Bradley Solmsen, Director of Teen Engagement for URJ on November 29, 2012 at 13:00 EST.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
The Second-Annual NCSY Convention on Informal Jewish Education - YouthCon - returns on August 19, 2012 to the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut. A year ago, YouthCon drew an audience of 600 professionals and volunteers representing 150 organizations.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2012
Jonathan Mirvis, in reflecting on the great impact of the free Taglit- Birthright trips on Jewish youth around the world, suggests that Jewish communities offer teen weekend retreats gratis, in order to re-engage tens of thousands of teens annually who are otherwise “lost” to the organized Jewish Community. He suggests that 'for the multitudes of Jewish youth who attend public schools and whose connections with fellow Jews and Judaism are scant, this could be a life changing experience.'
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
YouthCon was created by the Orthodox Union to enable informal and experiential Jewish educators to network, inspire and learn from one another's leadership roles. YouthCon is open to educators of all backgrounds. YouthCon 2012 will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the Stamford Hilton, Stamford, CT. Last summer, more than 500 professionals and volunteers, representing more than 160 organizations that represent over 75,000 Jewish youth across the Jewish spectrum attended YouthCon 2011.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012