Tag - Teens

A Snapshot of How Legacy Organizations and Innovative Startups Can Work Together to Create Powerful Jewish Teen Engagement

By Rachel Fine and Jeffrey Lasday [This is the fifth in a weekly series of posts from a coalition of institutions across the continent devoted to nurturing the emerging transformation of congregational and part-time Jewish education. The series is curated by the Leadership Commons at the William Davidson Graduate School of Education of The Jewish...

United Synagogue Youth’s 66th Annual International Convention in Dallas to Focus on Strengthening Teens’ Leadership Capabilities

Hundreds of Conservative Jewish Teens from across North America celebrate together at Opening Session. Photo by Adrian Baird, Endless Entertainment. This December 25-29, nearly 1,000 Jewish teenagers, educators, professionals, and alumni from United Synagogue Youth (USY) gathered in Dallas, TX for five days of Hanukkah celebrations, interactive...

No Success without Learning to Fail

By Cyd Weissman “Fail Forward” is the mantra of entrepreneurs. Take risks. You will fail, guaranteed. Learn from it.  Once a little smarter, boldly launch again. Instead of meeting failure with crimson shame and pink slips, entrepreneurs believe, as Robert Kennedy did, “to achieve greatness, you have to fail greatly.” David Bryfman, Chief...