Teen Engagement

Teen Engagement

Young teens gathered around the bimah as they look at an open Torah scroll

Is the glass half full or half empty?

By Miriam Chilton and Michelle Shapiro Abraham
Concerned mom look over her teen daughters shoulder as the teen looks at the screen of her laptop

Dear Evan Hansen13 Reasons Why. Both of these shows have captured the attention and imagination of those of us who work with and treasure teens.

Dr. Betsy Stone
Teens Gesher Program

Imagine a congregational school in which the Sunday before a child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is their last day of classes, forever.

Stefani Carlson
Large group of happy NFTY teens posing in front of the stage where a band is playing

Every week, we open our Torah and read the words written thousands ago. Think of the upheaval, the wars, the change that those words have witnessed.

Rabbi Benjamin David
Group of smiling teens together at Shabbat dinner

When I first startedmy job as the songleader and director of youth engagement for Isaac M.

Ben Pagliaro
A boy and girl sitting at a table together and working through a notebook

When you walk into the social hall at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, CA, on a Tuesday evening, you’re met with a cacophony of sound coming from the 70

David Shukiar

A CNN and ORC International poll conducted last month found that 8 in 10 Americans feel the United States is more deeply di

Miriam Chilton

A few months ago, writer David Brooks penned an op-ed in The New York Times entitled

Alexa Broida

At the end of the book of Bamidbar, which we just completed reading, it seemed that Moses’ career as a leader had come to an end.

Miriam Chilton