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Expanding our reach to engage Jewish teens

When it comes to effectively engaging Jewish teens, we know that talented youth professionals are critical to success. Our three communities in San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston are part of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative — which in total includes ten teen engagement initiatives across the country — and for years we have embraced the importance of professional development for the individuals who work with teens. But the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent impact on all Jewish youth professionals, as well as on the traditional methods of gathering, networking, and field-building, required us to rethink how to approach this communal priority.