The CJP Teen Education & Engagement Network connects, inspires and empowers professionals working with Jewish teens in Greater Boston. Our focus is on creating opportunities for skill-building and networking that will help professionals succeed in their work. We understand the unique challenges educators and engagement professionals face, and we’re here for support every step of the way.

This year, in addition to continuing to connect professionals to programs from around the country, we’re partnering with field experts in a few areas to bring the best and brightest directly to the CJP Teen Education & Engagement Network:

We’re also bringing back Newish Jewish Professionals designed to provide early career professionals with the tools they need to grow in their role and our field.

Interested in any of these programs for yourself or a member of your team? Looking for something we haven’t mentioned? Fill out this form and we’ll follow up with more details as they become available.

Israel Education & Engagement

      • A Relational Approach: An Introduction to The iCenter: Thursday, 1/18 (in-person) 
      • Navigating Complexities and Nuances – Judicial Reform & Religious and Secular Realities in Israel: Thursday, 2/8 (virtual) 
      • Values in Tension in Today’s World: Thursday, 3/7 (in-person) 
      • Mapping the Environment: Intentionality and Infusion in the Environment: Thursday, 4/4 (virtual) 
      • Topic to be determined by participants’ evolving interests and focal points: Thursday, 5/9 (in-person) 
      • Session topics are subject to change as the situation in Israel evolves. Sessions will be held in the morning for 1.5 hours (virtual) or 3 hours (in-person); exact times and locations will be announced soon. 

Combating Antisemitism

  • Understanding and Addressing Antisemitism: Workshops for Educators (Dr. Keren Fraiman & Dr. Dean Bell with CJP):  
      • Histories and Contexts: Monday, 1/22 
      • Definitions: Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Expression, and Anti-Zionism: Tuesday, 1/23 
      • Antisemitism, Other Hatred, and Allyship: Monday, 3/4 
      • Finding Our Voice in Combating Antisemitism: Tuesday, 3/5 

All sessions will be held in-person in the morning of the dates listed below; times and locations will be announced soon.

Mental Health & Wellness

Experiential Jewish Education

M2’s Values in Action Course equips educators to address today’s challenging issues with learners using a values-based facilitation approach rooted in Jewish wisdom. Participants will experiment with a diverse range of curated resources, designed to guide learners through a process of self-discovery and activation.

This will be an in-person 10-hour workshop in the spring over 1.5 days for Boston-area educators who work with teens, campus and young adults. It will include Values in Action certification. Dates and location will be announced soon.

Newish Jewish Professionals

New to teen engagement? We’d love to connect and help you build your network, skills and knowledge. Let us know if you (or someone you supervise) are interested in networking and shared learning geared to early career professionals. Let us know you’re interested.

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