Included are practical ideas that are immediately useful for Jewish youth workers and those who work with Jewish teens. The links below can help support the work you do as Jewish youth workers. Have you come across a resource that was helpful in your work with Jewish teens and would like to share it? If so, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will check it out!
Enduring Understanding: Each of us possesses islands of competence or areas of strength. When Jewish youth are presented with Jewish avenues through which to pursue their islands of competence, they make significant gains in their own self-esteem and Jewish identity. Youth workers are the facilitators for connecting each individual's island of competence to congregational life.