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.