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Youth Professional 101 Fellowship

This unique program brings together full and part-time youth professionals in the first two years of their careers to learn with experts in the field, create a peer-to-peer learning group, and explore how to create meaningful and sustainable youth engagement models in their community. 

For more information see our Fellowship page, we now have 25+ youth professionals registered, and the fellowship will run from September 2017 through May 2018.

URJ Youth Professional Development Interactive Learning Opportunities

Brand New 3 Part Webinar Series: Asking the Why: The Jewish in Jewish Youth Engagement

Why does the “Jewish” in Jewish Youth Engagement matter?  How do we use our values and teachings to make a lasting impact on our teens and empower them to lead meaningful lives that make our world a more whole, just, compassionate and joyful place? 

We invite you to join 3 exceptional presenters for “Asking the Why of Jewish Youth Engagement.” 

  • Wednesday, January 30th with HUC-JIR NY School Director of Education, Dr. Evie Rotstein, who will explore with us middot (Jewish values) as a language for connecting youth to Jewish life
  • Sunday, February 25th for teens and adults with URJ Director of Israel Engagement, Reuven Greenvald,  to explore how and why to bring Israel into your programming. 
  • Tuesday, March 27th  learn with Camp Newman's Director of New Initiatives and Retreats Loal Isaacs, about how to creatively integrate Jewish texts into youth programming and connect teens to one another and to our tradition.

Register for all 3 webinars 


Monthly Opportunities

Join us monthly for in-person and online training to network with colleagues, enhance your skills for effective youth engagement, and learn best practices. Events include:

  • Regional training with your NFTY and URJ Camps professional staff.

Journal of Youth Engagement

An online journal with strategies, ideas, and success stories from Reform congregations and the youth engagement community. Subscribe to receive the Journal every other month in your inbox.

Youth Engagement Now

Subscribe to receive a monthly update from URJ youth engagement experts with tools to enhance your work and news from the youth engagement field.

Join us in The Tent

The Tent is the online collaborative workspace for Reform Jewish professionals. Join the Youth Engagement group to network with colleagues and share ideas, resources and programs.