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The 2013 Youth Engagement Conference is a laboratory for learning and growth with the unique opportunity for dialogue, development, and networking for professionals and lay leaders who work with or are committed to youth.

  • New for this year – take part in an Engagement Laboratory: A chance to explore different ways to engage teens through the arts, Israel and worship.

  • Choose from dozens of skill-based workshops relating to different elements of engagement including:
    • Identifying, connecting and inviting youth
    • Building relationships, listening and asking big questions
    • Participation, safe space and challenge
    • Shaping, sharing and empowering
  • Discover how other faiths approach engagement. Join us for an off-site experience at a local Los Angeles Mega Church on Sunday morning.  Learn more about youth ministry and meet the parish’s youth leaders.
  • Help shape the agenda for the Campaign for Youth Engagement and get briefed on the CYE’s newest initiatives including:
    • The B’nai Mitzvah Revolution
    • Plan for the re-imagining of NFTY Mitzvah Corps
    • Our newest URJ Camp – 6 Points Science and Technology Academy
  • Celebrate Shabbat with colleagues, inspiring music and joyous, meaningful prayer
  • Participate in learning and text study with teens participating in NFTY Convention
  • Spend an evening with NFTY at a private Universal Studios experience

The Youth Engagement Conference runs concurrent to the NFTY Convention, also taking place at the LAX Hilton. There will be numerous opportunities to connect with teens from your congregation who are participating in the convention.
Spend five days with a team of dedicated and innovative youth professionals, educators, clergy and lay leaders to network and learn together!

The conference is one of the key laboratories and playgrounds for the Campaign for Youth Engagement – We will be:
  • Experimenting with new ideas

  • Modeling meaningful engagement

  • Creating effective programs connected to Jewish learning, living and Israel engagement

  • Building the community of people committed to strengthening youth engagement in the Reform Movement

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