On February 14, 2018, everything changed: That’s the day 17 people were killed in the shooting at my school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, FL.
I wanted to innovate and co-create a way to reimagine teen engagement and programs with my temple teens. To do so, I needed to best understand what they wanted and needed from their synagogue and Jewish community.
We're celebrating more than 20,000 youth, teens, and young adults immersed in a Reform Jewish experience. Here are a few other numbers that have us excited for summer.
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.
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.