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We are committed to providing exceptional professional development for adults working with youth as one of the tenets of Inspired Engagement. We believe that having better trained professionals will increase meaningful and lasting youth engagement within our communities.

Join us monthly in person and online to enhance your skills, expand your network, and invest in yourself by participating in a URJ professional development opportunity.

Upcoming Events

October 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (1-2:30 PM EST):
The Fundamentals of Youth EngagementYouth Professionals

November 2015

Wednesday, November 4-Sunday, November 8, 2015: URJ Biennial
Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (9-10:15 PM EST): Reconciling Science and Religion: Using STEM to teach Judaism and Jewish Values

December 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015 (9 AM-3 PM EST): Professional Development Seminar with HUC-JIR
New York, New York

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (9-10:15 PM EST): An aMAZE-ing Journey with arts educator Jacqueline Serebrani-Kesner

January 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (9-10:15 PM EST): Israel Engagement and Teens: The Ever-Evolving Task

February 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016  (9 AM-3 PM PST): ARJE Day of Learning

March 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (1-2:30 PM EST): Inclusion in Jewish Youth Programs: Why it Matters

Monday, March 28, 2016 (9 AM-3 PM PST): Professional Development Seminar with HUC-JIR
Los Angeles, California

Youth Professionals

April 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016 (9 AM-3 PM EST): Professional Development Seminar with HUC-JIR
New York, New York

May 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (1-2:30 PM EST): Achieving the Impossible: Creating a Balanced and Academically Fulfilling Life for Our Youth


More information to come on the following webinar.  Save this dates! 

April 12, 2016 (9-10:15 PM EST

Check out more professional development opportunities below:

Sharpening Your Leadership Toolbox: Communicate to Motivate and Inspire Others (and other workshops) with UJA Federation of NY
130 East 59th Street
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Day of Learning with The Center for Jewish Peoplehood
Columbia University, Kraft Center
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM

iCamp for Israel Education hosted by the iCenter for Israel Education
Henderson, NV
Tuesday, December 1, 2015-Thursday, December
3, 2015

“Engagement and education should not compete or be separate, they should be simultaneously happening in our congregations.”

 “I liked this session because it taught me how to look at my students both as individuals and how they fit into the community as a whole.”

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Contact Jill Rubin at
or 212-650-4114.


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