Event Details

What to Expect

This webinar will explore some basic tools to get you on the path to successfully engaging the youth in your community.  We will talk about topics ranging from leadership development, creating meaningful partnerships with your teens, and capitalizing on your own personal skills and successes to engage more teens.  We will also talk about methodologies for teen engagement such as niche programming and community organizing as a means to create interest that benefit both your teens and your communities.

Featured Speaker

Rabbi Elizabeth Wood is the NFTY Director of Learning and Innovation, and is originally from West Lafayette, Indiana.  She is a graduate of Hebrew Union College (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati where she was ordained in 2009. Liz also holds a Masters in Hebrew Letters from HUC. She holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies and Political Science from Indiana University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Her prior congregational experience includes Temple Beth El (Tacoma, WA) and The Reform Temple of Forest Hills (Queens, NY) where, for the last five years, she has been working as the Associate Rabbi Educator, developing and expanding youth programs, young family engagement, and outreach.

Liz is a product of the Reform youth movement, having spent her formative years in NFTY and then working as a TYG advisor, herself.  She spent over a decade at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), as a camper and then as a staff and senior staff member. For the last four summers, Liz has been serving on faculty at URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps. She is currently serving on the national board of the Women's Rabbinic Network as Co-President. She also currently serves as Co-President of FAITH IN NEW YORK, an interfaith community organizing affiliate of PICO, serving the needs of the greater New York area through grassroots faith-based community organizing. She lives in New York City with her fiancé David and their labradoodle puppy, Rory.


Contact Jill Rubin at jrubin@urj.org or 212-650-4114.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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