Opportunities for you to connect with youth professionals from around the country for learning and networking. We offer two ways to connect to educators around the country: “Expanding Your Reach” and “Spotlight on Social Justice”.

Expanding Your Reach

Our networking opportunities will continue into the school year with a nation-wide program on the first Thursdays of the month at 10:00 am. Beginning on September 3, we will be “gathering” youth professionals from around the country to connect and discuss topics related to “Expanding Your Reach.” This series will include topics such as collaboration, fundraising, using social media, and evaluation. Each session is free and open to educators around the country in hopes of connecting you with colleagues who share similar roles. Please register in advance so we can send you the Zoom link.

Click here for more information.

To learn more about The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative and Expanding Your Reach, click here.

Spotlight on Social Justice

There are numerous organizations that currently create and implement programs for teens focused on repairing the world. In this series, we highlight a handful of organizations in order to learn about the teen program they offer, their philosophy of education, and how they go about planning and executing their programs. Come learn about these programs and take some time to workshop the ideas that you have for your own teens, or promote these programs to your teens.

Jewish LearningWorks is partnering with JTEEN, the national organization of Jewish teen education and engagement professionals, in order to share this program with youth professionals nation-wide. We look forward to connecting with others around the country who care about engaging our teens in meaningful ways to their community.

January 26 from 11am-12:30 Pacific, Spotlight on Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS)

JFCS’ YouthFirst program helps teens develop the necessary life skills to move into young adulthood smoothly, successfully, and responsibly through a Jewish values-based lens. This innovative program includes Jewish service learning, leadership skills development, internships, and career exploration.

February 9 from 11am-12:30 Pacific, Spotlight on Tivnu Gap Year

The Tivnu Gap Year is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants create a community living together, discovering the Pacific Northwest, and exploring the bond between Jewish life and social justice while working with Portland’s cutting-edge grassroots organizations.

February 24 from 10:30- 12:00 Pacific, Spotlight on Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA)

Jewish Youth for Community Action is a youth-led organization that empowers Jewish youth to take action for social justice through innovative leadership development, community organizing and education. JYCA’s programming focuses on empowering youth to work towards progressive social change within a framework of Jewish values.

March 17 from 12:00 pm-1:30 PM Pacific, Spotlight on Repair the World

Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world. Learn about Repair the World’s approach to Jewish service-learning and some key steps to get you started in building relationships with the service partners who you want to work with to bring justice into your classroom and your class into the real world.

April 6 from 11:00-12:30pm Pacific, Spotlight on Avodah

Avodah develops lifelong social justice leaders whose work is informed by Jewish values and who inspire the Jewish community to work toward a more just and equitable world. Participants in the Jewish Service Corps spend a year working at a leading anti-poverty nonprofit while living and learning together in a supportive, pluralistic community at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life.

May 11 from 11:00-12:30 PM Pacific, Spotlight on Religious Action Center (RAC)

For more than six decades, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) has worked to educate, inspire, and mobilize the Reform Jewish Movement to advocate for social justice. The RAC’s Social Justice Academy offers meaningful, fun and actionable Jewish social justice education in a virtual setting.

May 24, from 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific, Spotlight on Jewish Teen Funders Netowrk (JTFN)

The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) creates tools, curricula and training sessions for professionals and organizations to deliver high-quality philanthropic education and experiences that empower youth to fund real change. This workshop will provide a reflective and interactive opportunity to use the new Changemakers90 curriculum, an online philanthropy tool to address social justice issues in the world today.

Join us for all of the workshops, or pick the ones that work for you and your schedule.

Click HERE to Register: https://www.tfaforms.com/4862258

Registration is free, however, registration is required to receive the link in advance of the workshop. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to deb@jewishlearning.works.

Upcoming Events

  • 11 May 2021

    Spotlight on Religious Action Center (RAC)

    For more than six decades, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) has worked to educate, inspire, and…
  • 24 May 2021

    Spotlight on Jewish Teen Funders Netowrk (JTFN)

    The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) creates tools, curricula and training sessions for professionals and organizations to deliver high-quality philanthropic…

Past Events

Please email Deb Massey if you would like access to past Pop Up recordings.

  • 06 May 2021

    Expanding Your Reach

    National Learning & Networking Series For Youth Professionals & Educators Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your…
  • 06 Apr 2021

    Spotlight on Avodah

    Avodah develops lifelong social justice leaders whose work is informed by Jewish values and who inspire the Jewish community to…
  • 01 Apr 2021

    Expanding Your Reach

    National Learning & Networking Series For Youth Professionals & Educators Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your…
  • 17 Mar 2021

    Spotlight on Repair the World

    Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world. Learn about Repair the…
  • 04 Mar 2021

    Expanding Your Reach

    National Learning & Networking Series For Youth Professionals & Educators Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your…
  • 24 Feb 2021

    Spotlight on Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA)

    Jewish Youth for Community Action is a youth-led organization that empowers Jewish youth to take action for social justice through…
  • 09 Feb 2021

    Spotlight on Tivnu Gap Year

    The Tivnu Gap Year is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants create a community living together, discovering…
  • 04 Feb 2021

    Expanding Your Reach

    National Learning & Networking Series For Youth Professionals & Educators Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your…
  • 26 Jan 2021

    Spotlight on Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS)

    JFCS’ YouthFirst program helps teens develop the necessary life skills to move into young adulthood smoothly, successfully, and responsibly through…
  • 07 Jan 2021

    Expanding Your Reach

    National Learning & Networking Series For Youth Professionals & Educators Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your…
  • 17 Dec 2020

    Expanding Your Reach

    National Learning & Networking Series For Youth Professionals & Educators Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your…
  • 05 Nov 2020

    Expanding Your Reach

    National Learning & Networking Series For Youth Professionals & Educators Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your…