Learn more about this exciting new platform, where Reform congregational leaders connect with colleagues and peers who have similar concerns, interests and responsibilities.
With the school year wrapping up and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to take a deep dive into planning for next year. There’s an opportunity for everyone, whether you’re looking to reimagine post-b’nei mitzvah engagement, train a new youth professional, or deepen sacred partnerships between professionals and lay leaders.
Learn more about three opportunities from the URJ to strengthen your congregation’s youth education and engagement:
Is your congregation hiring a new youth professional this summer? Register for the Youth Professional 101 Fellowship (YP101), which provides new youth professionals in the first two years of their role with training and a peer network to help them create new and meaningful ways of engaging youth in Jewish life. The YP101 Fellowship also includes learning and support for direct supervisors of youth professionals to deepen the impact of their learning and advance your congregation’s overall youth engagement work.
Topics for the 2019-2020 Fellowship will include:
If your congregation has hired or is planning to hire a youth professional this summer, this fellowship will provide additional support for the critical first year of their new role.
Not sure of your plans yet? You can also reserve a space for an unfilled position. Learn more and register.
Across the Reform Movement, congregations are reimagining post-b’nei mitzvah engagement and creating dynamic, successful models that are reinvigorating this critical space.
Throughout the last two years, the URJ has worked with colleagues and lay leaders who have been deep in this work as part of the URJ Post-B’nei Mitzvah Innovators Community of Practice (CoP). Now, all congregations can benefit from the learning of this collective journey with the new Post-B’nei Mitzvah Innovators Online Learning Course.
This summer, the URJ is offering two ways to participate in the online learning course:
Are you an educator or education lay leader looking to deepen your relationship with your congregational education partner? Could you benefit from networking with other education leaders across North America and learn how to build appreciation for education in your congregation?
This summer, the URJ is offering two distinct learning opportunities for your congregation:
Whether you’re already deep into planning for next year or just beginning that process, we hope these three opportunities will help your congregation invest in intentional and reflective work to engage youth and teens and help them discover meaning, purpose, and joy in being Jewish.