Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

Intentional Days, Thriving Future: The Impact of Jewish Day Camp

Jenni Zeftel is the Director of Day Camp and Strategic Programs at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. She came to FJC in 2017 after a six year tenure at lower Manhattan’s 14th Street Y. At the 14th Street Y, Jenni grew from her original role as Assistant Director/Program Coordinator of the Y…

Inclusivity, Creativity & Shavuot

Rabbi Adina Allen, Co-Founder & Creative Director, The Jewish Studio Project, is a spiritual leader, writer and educator who believes in power of creativity to revitalize our lives and transform Jewish tradition. Integrating a lifetime of experience in the expressive arts with her rabbinic …

Israel education: Working towards slow growth rather than sudden conversion

Alex Pomson is Principal & Managing Director, Rosov Consulting Israel. He is internationally regarded for his research in areas that include the life course of Jewish families, teachers’ lives and work, and Israel education. 
 
The discourse that depicts contemporary relationships to I…

Family Camp: Effective Gateway to Joyful Jewish Life

Dr. Shira Rosenblatt serves as the Senior VP for Jewish Education and Engagement in Federation’s Ensuring the Jewish Future Strategic Initiative. In that role since January 2013, she oversees all of the programs and initiatives from birth through high school. Prior to coming to Federation,…

The Secret Sauce Behind Family Camp

Jamie Simon is Camp Tawonga's Executive Director and has worked for the agency for over 16 years in various capacities including camp director for nine years. An expert in emergency preparedness as well as gender inclusion and teen health education, Jamie speaks at conferences and leads work…