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No byline. Describes some of the innovative ways congregations are exciting teens about Judaism. Profiles congregations with outstanding teen engagement and interviews experts about what works with teens and why. Winter 2013.
Gabe Snyder. A teen shares poignant lessons about faith at Auschwitz which he internalized on the URJ’s L’Dor v’Dor program. Winter 2013.
interview with Louis Bordman. The director of URJ Eisner Camp explains why cell phones are banned at URJ camps--and how camp life has been enriched as a result. Sidebar to “Invasion of the Machines.” Summer 2013.
a conversation with Len Saxe. The director of the Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University contextualizes the latest research findings concerning the impact of immersive experiences on young people’s Jewish identity. Spring 2013.
Austin Wand; Kira Harland. What do young people have to say about youth engagement? Two Reform teens who had been estranged from Jewish life but then found a way back to Judaism tell their stories. Includes sidebar on the Campaign for Youth Engagement. For more teen responses: reformjudaismmag.org/teens. Fall 2012.
Marla Feldman. Reflections on chaperoning 43 teens to Prague as part of NFTY’s Dor L’Dor travel program. Winter 2011.
Ben Greenspan. First-person account by an eighth grader of how he co-created the film The Road Through Ohrdruf, which features the stories of both survivors and liberators of a small concentration camp called Ohrdruf 65 years after the war; the article also includes historical information and a variety of survivor memories/perspectives. Fall 2011.
Zachary Brown. I had never been as considerate as I could have been to my family until in class, a pen went through the center of my eye and I was later asked to coach Little League. Summer 2010.
Aaron Mayer Frankel. I was just sixteen when I was given the honor of co-leading the teen Yom Kippur services at Temple Hashalom. When I came close to fainting, I had to eat...and eat, and eat.... Fall 2009.
Lilly Glairon. For my bat mitzvah project I went to Kenya to teach poor women to spin wool and earn money to buy food for their families. Spring 2009.
Elanna Seid. How my 13-year-old mentally retarded sister, who is unable to recognize letters or numbers and hold a normal conversation, was able to become a bat mitzvah. Spring 2007

 
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