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If You Build it Together, They Will Come: Reshet's Inaugural Conference for the Field of Jewish Informal Education in the UK
On February 28 - 29, 2016, Reshet (the newly established network for Jewish youth provision in the UK) is hosting its inaugural conference for the field of Jewish informal education, which we are delighted to be co-chairing. Research from the field indicates that the most pressing issue in informal education is figuring out how to work with young people in the 21st century. Consequently, the conference will explore four educational themes that impact upon how the newest generations of our community relate to Judaism and Jewish society: community, Israel, pressures on young people and technology.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2016
Phil Liff-Grieff has just returned to LA from a brief visit to Baltimore after participating in the national Jewish Teen Summit, a 24-hour convening of practitioners, lay leaders, funders and teens to explore how we can think differently about Jewish teen education and engagement. Sponsored by the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Maimonides Fund, the Marcus Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Awards Committee, this intense gathering brought together 350 stakeholders to listen to a range of provocative speakers and think together about what this work might look like if we were to truly innovate how we reach teens.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
Both BBYO and Repair the World are organizations, but they each work to fuel, build and empower a movement. BBYO is reaching 80,000 teens across 34 countries – including more than 19,000 AZA and BBG teen leaders – inspiring and training them to make a difference at home and around the world. Repair supports young American Jews acting for social change through meaningful service in their communities, reaching 100,000 Jewish young adults and enlisting 30,000 just last year in service with a Jewish lens. While BBYO’s mission is about more than service, and Repair’s is about more than teens, we’ve found a powerful opportunity in working together on a shared agenda of building a teen movement committed to making a difference in the world.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2016
The Summit on Jewish Teens is an exclusive gathering of national and local leaders from across the Jewish world who care about Jewish education and engagement for the teen audience. This 24-hour event to be held on February 11-12, 2016 at Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD will offer unique opportunities for philanthropists, lay leaders, foundation and federation professionals, professional leaders of Jewish organizations, researchers, educators and teens to network, to learn from another, and to hear about the latest developments in the field.
Updated: Jan. 10, 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
Recently, a group of 15 different organizations released a case study – Finding New Paths for Teen Engagement and Learning: A Funder Collaborative Leads the Way – detailing the two-years they’ve spent working together, learning about and investing in Jewish teen education and engagement initiatives. There are a litany of insights and interesting lessons to pull from the study, which we believe are beneficial to organizations well beyond the Jewish teen education and engagement arena (and even beyond the Jewish education arena). In fact, funders in all philanthropic sectors are increasingly pooling or coordinating funding for greater impact, or to address particularly challenging social and environmental problems.
Updated: May. 07, 2015
When Jewish education promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to help Jewish teens grow into adulthood with confidence, compassion and a lifelong commitment to Jewish community. Moving Traditions has just received “proof of concept” on this model of Jewish teen education that we have been honing for more than a decade with 1,400 small groups of girls meeting through the auspices of 388 institutional partners in the Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! program. The evidence, researched by respected independent evaluators Dr. Pearl Beck and Dr. Tobin Belzer, shows that Moving Traditions has developed a model that in fact does keep girls healthy, confident, and connected to Jewish life.
Updated: Apr. 29, 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