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The Journal of Youth Engagement is a forum of ideas and dialogue on Inspired Engagement. Join the conversation by submitting your article on the strategies and methodologies you are experimenting with to engage youth in your community.


Values in Action: A Service-Learning Program for Teens
by Rabbi Josh Leighton
Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon, NJ

Imagine a community service program for Jewish teens that does not once teach about, or mention, tikkun olam. One congregation embraces its imagination to create an innovative and enduring understanding of Jewish values brought to life through action.   Read more>


What do Robotics Have to do With Israel and Judaism?
by Amanda Strawhacker, Mollie Elkin, and Rabbi Allison Berry
Temple Shalom, Newton, MA and Tufts University

How do we bring alive ancient Jewish texts and long-gone maps for young children? One congregation uses programming, code and 3D modeling to help students bring Jewish history to life. Read more>


Youth Engagement in the Jewish Day School Recording Studio
by Rabbi Micah Lapidus
The Alfred & Adele Davis Academy, Atlanta, GA

Given the cost, the resources, and the time it takes to produce a studio album, one Jewish day school makes the case for why it’s worth it to keep recording. Read More>


Youth Engagement Around the Web
Five Lessons Learned: How the URJ's Communities of Practice Strengthen Congregations
Resources for your congregation from the URJ's experiment in family engagement.  

Four Questions For The New Year About The Way We Do Business
Four questions to help us think about how and what we'll innovate in the new year.

When School Doesn't Look Like Applied Judaism
There is a lot of talk about changing the name, the times, the location and the format of synagogue schools. Is school the right model for what we are trying to do in our synagogue education programs?

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