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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.


The NFTY Alumni Gap
by Ira Miller

When we think of young alumni as "former NFTYites" rather than "active leaders," there's a gap between what we have envisioned for our young people beyond high school and what we have delivered. Read More>

"Ruach Rock" Tefilah: Engaging Teens in Creating Meaningful Prayer Experiences
by Jay Rappoport

How one educator turned what is sometimes a dreaded part of religious school into something that is meaningful, personal, and engaging. Read more>

A New Vision for Youth Shabbat
by Lindsay Ganci

Moving monthly Tuesday lounge nights to Friday evening Shabbat programs was a giant risk - and the rewards have been even greater. Here's how one congregation took the leap. 
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Teen Talk: What We Can Learn from the Marketing Techniques of the Ice Bucket Challenge
by Jillian Scheinfeld

The enormously successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has a few takeaways to offer us to boost teen participation and open the door to long-term engagement.  
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Youth Engagement Around the Web
Placing Experience at the Center of Understanding Experiential Learning
With so many varied understandings of the qualities comprising Experiential Education, how do we pin down what is "right"?
Join the Tent - your Reform community online - and access content, ideas, and strategies to enhance your youth engagement initiatives. We'll be posting Journal articles and extras here each month.
When Israel is in the headlines and the public conversation takes place in short soundbites and tweets, it can be harder than ever to talk about it in meaningful and measured ways. Here are some ground rules for starting the conversation with your students.

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