Resources

GenZ Now: Jewish Teens Research Study

As an update to the 2017 study, The Jewish Education Project, in partnership with Rosov Consulting, embarked upon this ambitious project. Rooted in the original Generation Now Research and funded by The Jim Joseph Foundation, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, this new research has endeavored to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the Jewish teen landscape across the United States.

Dear Evan Hansen Conversation Guide

Dear Evan Hansen the musical opened on Broadway in 2015 and quickly spread to pop culture status as a realistic look at the modern teen experience, encouraging dialogue around social anxiety, suicide, and mental illness.

Teen wellness and mental health are at the forefront of our mind as a teen-serving organization, and our colleagues at JumpSpark Atlanta together with the Blue Dove Foundation have created this awesome resource for families to discuss themes from Dear Evan Hansen after seeing the show.

Local and national mental health and wellness resources are always available at the bottom of our website.

Wellness Resources

A list of local, national and emergency organization’s contact information for mental health and wellness.

Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens

BTW, Informing Change and Rosov Consulting collaborated on behalf of the Jim Joseph Foundation to conduct and compile this research and to write Effective Strategies for Educating and Engaging Jewish Teens, which highlights proven models and practical ways for communities to engage teens in Jewish experiences that enrich their lives and help them grow.

Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teens Today

Commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, and The Marcus Foundation—builds on the past and is the result of new research in Jewish teen education and engagement.

Ask Yourself These Four Questions About Youth Engagement

Passover is a time for telling and retelling our story. In ways, the story never changes and yet, it is important to continue to tell it, as each time we tell it, we have changed and we view it from a different perspective. This February I had the privilege to spend time at the BBYO International Convention in Orlando with thousands of teens and hundreds of adults who care about those teens.

Dr. David Bryfman Keynote Address

On May 10th, 2018, Dr. David Bryfman delivered the keynote address at the Graduation of the Youth Professional Training Program. His remarks reflect the changing world of Generation Z and the evolving and important role Youth Professionals play in the lives of Jewish Teens.