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An enduring dilemma is one that is simultaneously old and new, can only be managed – not solved, and is very much a part of our day-to-day reality. There is no right answer, just two truths that cannot be ignored, and somewhere in the middle is the solution “for now.” How can we apply this idea to post-B’nai Mitzvah engagement?

A Holistic Approach to Youth and Teen Engagement Three Years in the Making

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May 1, 2018

When I started my job, I spent time getting to know families and what they wanted from educational experiences for their children and for themselves. It was clear there we needed a cohesive vision for lifelong learning, and unclear how learning and engagement were connected, if at all. Now, 3 ½ years later, we’re taking a holistic approach to Jewish lifelong learning.