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  • Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them.

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish life post-b’nai mitzvah is well-documented and depressing. It’s also an entirely reversible trend, but only if the Jewish community approaches teen engagement in…

  • Op-Ed: To fight BDS, focus on teens

    For new initiatives to succeed at beating back the movement to boycott Israel, they must target not only college students but Jewish teenagers, write David Bryfman and Steven M. Cohen.

  • First Person: The summer that was supposed to be

    Summer youth programs to Israel managed to go on this year despite the conflict, but even that was a disappointment to those who knew what was supposed to be.