The Secret to Engaging Jewish Youth

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The Secret to Engaging Jewish Youth

There’s a lot of discussion in Jewish circles about how to attract and engage youth. Synagogue leaders implore, please don’t have a b’nei mitzvah and take off – stick around and be a part of organized Jewish life.

Andrew Keene, a graduate of Nicolet High School on Milwaukee’s north shore, has an opinion on the matter and he’s arguably an expert.

He’s on the board of the Union for Reform Judaism. He’s on the board of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. He’s former national president of the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), the Reform Jewish youth movement. He’s planned youth events. He’s participated in youth events. He’s 20.

The answer for him is tikkun olam, the Jewish inclination to “repair the world.”

Read the full article from the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.

Published: 12/07/2015

Categories: Youth
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