Teen Engagement

Teen Engagement

Thats Love and Thats Not Love Post It boards as described in the essay

What became clear to everyone who participated is that this is an issue that needs to be talked about, and it’s something that our teenagers and their parents want to discuss

Rabbi Danny Burkeman
a group of kutz campers smile

For 53 summers, URJ Kutz Camp has trained the teenage leaders of the Reform Movement. Much of our congregational leadership, both professional and lay, attribute Kutz as having played a pivotal role in where they are now. Now, perhaps more than ever, sending the teens in your congregation to Kutz for the deep learning, purposeful skill-building, and leadership development that takes place in Warwick, New York, will set your teens and your congregations up to flourish, now and in the future.

Melissa Frey
Group of teens holding signs for gun violence prevention in front of an orange March for Our Lives banner

Thousands of Reform Jews around the United States gathered today to participate in March for Our Lives events in Washington, D.C. and satellite events across the country.

Kate Kaput
Teens holding gun prevention violence signs in front of the Capitol Building

#JewsDemandAction is NFTY’s effort to end gun violence by demanding universal background checks and bans on both assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

Zachary Herrmann
Young adults holding social justice signs at a march

We hope this list of tips and tricks will help you and your fellow advocates take and share powerful photos and videos thelp drive your social justice work.

Sylvia Levy and Sofi Hersher
Group of two dozen Jewish teens holding gun violence prevention signs

We are told tzedek, tzedek tirdof: justice, justice, shall you pursue. In this moment, your teens – our friends – are pursuing justice.

 
Zoe Terner & Noah Fineberg
Three teen girls holding signs that says JEWS DEMAND ACTION in front of the US Capitol building

This is a moment unlike any in recent memory – and all over the U.S., Reform Jewish teens are leading the way.

Zachary Herrmann
Young woman standing outside holding a sign that says GUN VIOLENCE IS PREVENTABLE with the NFTY and RAC logos

As NFTY and the Reform Movement undertake a reinvigorated campaign to help end gun violence in the United States, we've compiled a few tips and resources for teen activists who want to get involved. 

NFTY
Hand sin the darkness holding a candle

The Reform Jewish community faced the tragic task last week of burying our own: Among the 17 people gunned down in last Wednesday’s Parkland school shooting were Reform Jewish teens and a teacher.

Zachary Herrmann
Female teen surrounded by three younger kids

Synagogue professional need to find ways to communicate to our families that we will provide the resources to ensure their children get a Jewish education.

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer