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We all know that relationships matter, but why do some interactions matter more than others? Join us for an interactive webinar where we'll utilize the Developmental Relationship Framework to learn about what makes interactions meaningful. We will work together to analyze situations and brainstorm new tools that help to engage our teens in soulful moments of Jewish meaning and connection.

Rachel Kessler, the founder of Passage Works and an inspiration for our webinar, writes, "What is the quality of relationships that nourish the soul of students? Whether it is a relationship to one's own self, to others, or to the world, the experience of a deep connection arises when there is a profound respect, a deep caring, and a quality of 'being with' that honors the truth of each participant in the relationship. Young people are crying out to be seen and heard so that they, in turn, can take in the world through learning, loving, and serving."


This webinar is the first in the Brand New 3 Part Webinar Series: Asking the Why: The Jewish in Jewish Youth Engagement

Register for all 3 webinars now!


Evie Levy Rotstein 

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Evie is the director of the New York School of Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, having previously been the director of the Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators since the beginning of the project in 2004. Prior to this position she was a congregational school educator and developed programs for faculty learning, teen mentoring and parent education. Evie began her career in Jewish education as a camp director for Young Judaea. She holds an M.A. in Foreign Language Education and a Doctorate in Jewish education from The Jewish Theological Seminary. Evie’s research interests include interfaith families, adolescent identity development, professional learning and mentoring. She teaches courses in the New York School of Education at Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion and consults to congregations on various projects. Evie has published chapters in What We Now know about Jewish Education (2006), in The Gender Gap(2008), and in the International Handbook of Jewish Education(2011).