MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission, as said by Sylvia Barak-Fisman, is to “facilitate positive experiences that help teenagers internalize a desire to create and maintain lifelong connections with Jews and Judaism.”

To accomplish the above goal, we engage the following strategies and methodologies:

  • Meet our teens where they are developmentally, socially, physically, and emotionally, taking into account scheduling restrictions, family obligations and individual goals and interests.

  • Expand our teens’ peer networks by bringing together participants from a variety of backgrounds, schools, formal affiliations, and Jewish identities.

  • Design programs around specific interests and relevant topics that provide tangible takeaways and impart Jewish values and perspectives to the participants.

  • Create space for leadership roles and opportunities for participants to take ownership of events and activities.

  • Serve as a connector for our teens to local youth groups, organizations and events, as well as national and international opportunities.

  • Provide our teens access to positive Jewish role models.

  • Expose and explore diverse ways to practice and identify as Jewish.