Youth Engagement Professional Development

Youth Engagement Professional Development

Join us for a screening of the new Screenagers film, Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, followed by a discussion with its creator, Delaney Ruston.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Many of today’s most successful entrepreneurs channel their human passions to change the world through their work. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

What does the field of positive psychology have to do with Judaism? And what does it mean when it comes to engaging young people in Jewish life? 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Passion is what gets you out of bed in the morning and gives you the energy to keep going. Passion drives our ambition to learn and improve. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

What can Camp experiences teach us about engaging Jewish young people? What are 21st century learning skills, and what are the best ways to incorporate them into congregational programming?

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In the days and weeks since Parkland, we have seen remarkable action in our teens. They are working across racial, socioeconomic and geographic boundaries to create real and lasting social change. And us adults are exceptionally proud of them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Teens have been leading the charge in bringing an end to gun violence following the tragic shooting in Parkland. As professionals who work with you, we’re inspired and proud of the hard work and passion our teens have shown, but are also wrestling with some challenges: How do we best partner with our teens? How do we navigate the politics around this issue in our congregations? How do we continue to encourage our teens’ activism and sustain this momentum as time goes on?

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Are you looking to remodel your religious school Madrachim program? You're not alone! Join colleagues and URJ staff members for a round table discussion where we'll dive into different Madrachim programming models being used by URJ congregations. We will have a loose agenda for the conversation, but we encourage you to bring all of your questions, challenges, and ideas to discuss as a group.


Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

You asked, we listened! By popular demand, we’re offering a brand-new webinar that will benefit every youth professional, no matter your experience level.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Pop quiz: Do you know the difference between Tanakh, Talmud, Mishnah, Siddur, Jewish Liturgy, Piyyut, and Torah? Even for someone who’s familiar, it can be challenging to figure out how to effectively use them to enhance your youth programming. Join us for an interactive learning session where you’ll learn the difference between these Jewish texts, and how you can creatively bring each one into your youth space.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm