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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
Fresh Ink for Teens (FIT) is a website whose content is written for--and by--Jewish teens from around the world. FIT covers high school, politics, Israel, sports, culture, college preparation, Judaism, family matters and more through original articles and insightful essays. Creative writing and poetry are also welcome. Originally published as a printed supplement to The New York Jewish Week, Fresh Ink began more than 15 years ago and has won awards from the American Jewish Press Association.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2012
Rabbi Jonah Pesner of the Union for Reform Judaism writes about the steps that should be taken by Jewish organizations to keep Jewish youth engaged with their Judaism. Our goal should be that by the year 2020, we will have the majority of Jewish youth active in Jewish life. To achieve this, we need a massive initiative, a focused, strategic effort to ensure that we leverage the full strength and talent of every corner of the Jewish world.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2012
In response to recently released studies and articles on the prevalence of “dropping out” of Jewish life of Jewish teens following the bar/bat mitzvah experience, Matt Grossman, executive director of BBYO Inc., posits that giving Jewish teens a chance to feel a part of something greater than themselves can draw them back into Jewish experiences and identity.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
Leonard Saxe proposes creating an exciting, attractive program which will attract teens to continue engagement with Judaism after bar/bat mitzvah age. A Jewish service corps, which culminates in a meaningful experience of service learning. Being a member of the service corps would involve a series of short intensive programs that would culminate in a two- to 12-month experience at the end of high school.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Rose Youth Foundation Ten Years of Impact: Jewish Teens Engaged in Grantmaking and Leadership – Key Findings
Rose Youth Foundation (RYF) marked its first 10 years of Jewish youth engagement in 2010. To understand the impact of RYF, Rose Community Foundation commissioned an external evaluation from Formative Evaluation Research Associates (FERA). The key findings of the resulting report, “Rose Youth Foundation Ten Years of Impact: Jewish Teens Engaged in Grantmaking and Leadership,” presented in summary here, show that RYF has had a significant positive effect on its teen participants both during and after their RYF experience.
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011
The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University was funded by UJA-Federation of New York to carry out research to inform planning for The Experiments in Teen Engagement Task Force of UJA-Federation of New York (ETE Task Force). Engaging Jewish Teens describes Jewish teens, their everyday reality, and the factors that contribute to or detract from their engagement in Jewish life.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
Deborah S. Meyer of Moving Traditions writes in eJewish Philanthropy about the main points she will raise to engage Jewish leaders at The Jewish Futures Conference next week. She outlines four recommendations based on research gathered in running their single-gender programs, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2011
For one day in late August, Stamford, CT became the world-wide center of experiential – that is, informal – Jewish education. More than 600 professionals and volunteers, representing more than 160 organizations across the Jewish spectrum, united for a groundbreaking moment dedicated to their passion: Jewish youth.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2011
As part of the inaugural national launch of Moving Traditions’ program for teen boys, Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood, 25 men gathered for a training seminar in New York. In the mix were professional Jewish educators (rabbis and rabbinical students, teachers, directors of teen programs and summer camps) and men that work in the wider world (two lawyers, a pediatrician, a sommelier, a yoga instructor, a film editor and a sportswriter) who are willing to serve as mentors for local Jewish teens.
Updated: Oct. 05, 2011