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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.


Transformation that Sticks: How to Create Long-Lasting Change in Your Education Programs
by Rabbi Todd Markley and Rachel Happel

Temple Beth Shalom reflects on the transformational change process their congregation underwent, and offers some lessons for ensuring that the process  "sticks." Read More>


MASA: A Journey to Family Engagement
by Mindy Davids

On a Friday night this past spring, 26 families shared Shabbat in 7 homes across New York City with an evening of blessings, singing, and a festive meal. Remarkably, these families were satisfying their Religious School requirement.  Read more>


Engaging Effective Madrichim Training
by Rachel Kasten

Whether your madrichim program involves 10 teens or 100, one of the most important aspects of building and maintaining a strong program is the quality of training provided to the teens. Rachel Kasten shares her techniques for developing effective and substantive madrichim training.  Read more>


Youth Engagement Around the Web
What We Do (and Don't Do) When We Do Experiential Education
In this season of renewal, we reflect on where we are and how we got here over the past year, thereby modeling the process of experiential learning. This is the third article in a series published by eJewish Philanthropy dedicated to experiential Jewish education.

Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew
What lessons can we learn as youth professionals from a parenting blog? Here are 15 suggestions.

Inspired by the Sea-to-Sea hikes he did in Israel, one rabbi envisions a sacred experience to help young people mark the passage of time and solidify their Jewish identity on the cusp of adulthood.

Join Your Community in Atlanta!
Registration is now open for the 2015 NFTY Convention and Youth Summit. Join hundreds of youth professionals and key stakeholders for 5 days of skill-building, networking, and community weaving. February 13-17, 2015.

This 2-day seminar will be held in New York City, November 3-4, 2014. Apply by October 22.

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