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What Painted Ponies Can Teach Us About Youth Engagement 
Campaign for Youth Engagement from the blog

Here's the thing about carousels: people enter through the line, but some just jump on from anywhere. There are openings all over a carousel. One can enter and exit from many places. Regardless of where you enter, you can find a horse; you can find your horse. What if this was the approach we took to engaging our youth? Read more 

From NFTY-EIE to Hebrew Union College, Class of Mid-2020s  
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel
For Vanessa Ehrlich, boarding a plane last week was about more than a trip to Israel; she was visiting her son. As part of Ethan's NFTY-EIE High School in Israel program, Vanessa embarked on a "parents' pilgrimage," sitting in on his classes and touring Israel. The verdict? "[These students] are our future Jewish leaders." Read more »
Puppets, Ukuleles & Bedtime Stories: Camp George Goes to the Maggid Storytelling Workshop 
URJ Camp George & URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

As Rebekah Houpt was preparing to accept a summer drama position at Camp George, she learned about a a storytelling conference at sister camp OSRUI. Two months later, Rebekah was on a plane to Milwaukee to improve her craft. Read more » 

Whose Decision Is It? A Camp Parent's Journey 
URJ Camp Newman

When Karen White was a child, living in a cabin full of peers, giggling, singing songs, doing scavenger hunts and washing her hair in the rain was about as good as it could get. So when her daughter declared she no longer wanted to go to camp, Karen struggled with how to respond. Whose decision is it, really? Read more

No Jewish Community Is An Island   
In an effort to create the best possible Jewish educational experience for our children, we must collaborate with other Jewish organizations. Case in point? The Nadiv initiative.

Can Jewish organizations really work collaboratively? Early lessons from Nadiv
Much ado about MasheJew: Learning from feedback at URJ Camp Coleman »
The iPod Service: When camp, school and technology collide »

Becoming Family at Teen Study Weekend   
NFTY Teen Study Weekends at Hebrew Union College
Walking into Hebrew Union College for the Teen Study Weekend, Jenn was nervous. It wasn't until the participants were asked to create a clay object representative of their identities that Jenn was able to explain her shyness and struggle with trust and, in the process, open up to her peers and learn even more about herself. Read more »


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