While your youth may physically leave the building during the summer, the sense of community you’ve built all year long will stay with them as they venture across the globe. Here are some suggestions for how to stay connected this summer.
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With this in mind, here are the voices of two of our campers – both going on the Harlam in Israel trip this summer – on what the culture of camp has done for them. They are our songleaders and our youth group and confirmation class leaders, and they inspire our kids in so many ways.
The URJ has launched four experiments to celebrate how teens gather and lead; the experiments' early lessons will help us deepen the impact of these endeavors.
We are proud of the progress we have made, and we continue to lead the fight to end gun violence in every community – and, ultimately, to create a safer future for the generations that come after us.
Imagine the freedom that comes when we stop trying to hold onto the things that made our experiences important and instead begin to foster an environment that welcomes change.
Even as the cold creeps in and the new year begins, summer 2019 is on the horizon! We are already excited about the new opportunities available for Reform Jewish teens.
Register now, mark your calendars, and share details of these transformative Reform Movement events and opportunities with your congregational community.
Our congregations are looking for insights about madrichim programs, and how synagogues can best engage teens as classroom helpers. We can help.
The youth leaders in our synagogue captured the interest of our oldest son, and his involvement in the temple youth group and then in NFTY led the way for his siblings.
Staff at URJ Kutz Camp sat down with Julie Lerner, newly appointed executive vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism, assigned with bringing continuity to all the efforts our movement.