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Upcoming Events

Are you a part time, full time or aspiring youth professional?

You play a pivotal role in shaping teens’ Jewish identifies and providing meaningful milestones on their paths to becoming successful and engaged Jewish adults. Through Springboard we are committed to supporting and investing in you! We do this by offering professional development sessions on topics of import to our community, facilitating networking and mentorship opportunities and providing funding for self-development experiences.

Join us as we offer learning experiences in the areas of Jewish Experiential Education, Professional Skill Building and Teen Wellness and Health.

Programs are designed to help you:

  • Increase your skills and competencies so that you are even more valuable to current and future employers
  • Enhance your confidence and competency in creating meaningful and positive Jewish experiences

Storytelling: Science and Strategy

Storytelling has become a bit of a buzzword in the charity world and has come to mean many things. But there is great strength in stories - how they are created, how they compel, and how they get shared - that can help organizations in their marketing and fundraising. This session will look at some of the underlying science behind story and how they can best be used to drive membership, engagement, and donations.

You'll Learn:

  • Why stories are so important in fundraising
  • How to evoke emotion and inspire donors into action
  • What story frameworks and formats work best for different causes
  • Different story frameworks you can use

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
Brady Josephson, Shift and Nonprofit Supply Co.
Date
Thursday, February 23 1pm Central
Location
Webinar
Register
http://go.nonprofitsupply.co/webinar/

Student Tools for Tolerance Training

Students Tools for Tolerance  is a 45-50 minute interactive program designed to introduce middle and high school students to the perils of racism, hate, bigotry and prejudice associated with online social networking. This session, led by Rick Eaton (Senior Researcher at the Simon Wiesenthal Center) will provide teachers and youth professionals with the skills necessary to support teens as they address the perils of racism, hate, bigotry and prejudice associated with online social networking.

To sign up email Alison Slovin

Category
Whole Teen Health
Led by
Rick Eaton, Senior Researcher at the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Date
March 14-15 (may also be possible to schedule a second date)
Location
1849 Green Bay Road, Suite 440, Highland Park

Design Thinking and Human Centered Design Learning Lab for Youth Professionals

Are the programs you're running meeting your goals? Are they attracting the most teens, and having the greatest impact possible? Design thinking helps you to put your teens, families, and staff at the center of your program design, helping you create opportunities that meet them where they are and meet needs they may not even know they have. You'll walk away with creative exercises you can use on your own or with staff and teens to enhance everything you do, and a new point of view on your programs. 

After the session, we'll have an optional social for anyone who wants to stay to ask questions and network with other youth workers.

Email Springboard  to RSVP

 

Category
Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
Logan Zinman, Senior Regional Director of Youth Engagement
Date
Thursday, March 16th 6pm
Location
TBD (Skokie/Evanston)

Grant Writing for Jewish Youth Professionals

Whether you have been tasked with grant writing or not, it is widely accepted that non-profit professionals need to have an understanding of the grants process. Join us for a workshop that generally touches upon who is funding in the teen space, what resources are available and tips for writing strong grant proposals.

 

As a bonus, you will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and receive grant coaching by applying for a unique Springboard grant. This opportunity is only available to workshop participants. Details will be provided during the workshop.

 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
JUF Grants Team
Date
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:00-2:00pm
Register
Email Springboard@juf.org to RSVP

Group Discussion: Empowering Talented Teachers

Stephanie Goldfarb recently gave a compelling Eli Talk on the importance of equipping talented communicators with Torah so that they can be even more effective, competent and confident Jewish educators.Following her call to action, we invite Jewish professionals/volunteers/informal and formal educators to join us for a conversation about how we can create meaningful Jewish experiences for the teens that we work with.

The complete Eli Talk can be found here:  New Link

 

Category
Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
Stephanie Goldfarb
Date
November 2016 (exact date TBD)

M2 Regional Cohort

Join Springboard this fall for the inaugural cohort of M² Chicago : an intensive and selective Experiential Jewish Educators Cohort.  This multi-session programs will bring together some of the most advanced approaches from disciplines of scriptwriting, narrative theory and initiative design, to help you professionalize your practice and deepen & broaden your impact. 

Participants in M² Chicago will represent a cross section of Chicago's most talented teen educators. Competitive applicants are highly motivated, passionate, skilled professionals looking to advance their careers as experiential educators working with teens. 

Interested applicants should email Springboard@juf.org

Please include the following information (no more than 2 pages):

  • Name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Amount of time spent in current role.
  • Previous experience working with Jewish youth (previous formal and informal roles, summer camp and Hillel experience, if relevant.
  • Why are you interested in participating in this cohort of M² Chicago?
  • What are two things you hope to gain from the experience?
  • Why is now the right time for you to take on this commitment?
  • How will you demonstrate the skills you have acquired through M² Chicago within your organization as well as the broader Chicago youth professional community?
     
    Applications should also include one letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation can be written by a supervisor, colleague, lay leader or teen and should detail why applicant is a strong candidate for this program.   

Category
Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
Shuki Taylor and team
Date
Multiple sessions (October- January)

Paid Ads Webinar

Want to go beyond your regular digital audience and get your organization noticed by more people? Paid ads are key to amplifying your message and targeting new event attendees, volunteers and supporters. During this webinar, See3 Communications will introduce you to the exciting world of Google AdWords and other awesome digital advertising tools. We will walk through these tools and discuss how you can best utilize them to achieve your organization's goals. There are lots of great resources out there for nonprofits, so don't think paid advertising is beyond your reach!

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
See3 Communications
Date
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:00-1:00PM
Location
Webinar

Intro to Snapchat and Instagram

Social media in 2016 is about so much more than Facebook and Twitter. Snapchat and Instagram are gaining millions of new followers every day, particularly people under the age of 25. If your organization wants to target younger audiences, these two tools are key. During this webinar, See3 Communications will introduce you to Instagram and Snapchat, and how nonprofit organizations can "snap" and "selfie" their way to success online. We will discuss how to effectively get your message across on these platforms and how to measure success. 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
See3 Communication
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016 12:00-1:00pm
Location
Webinar

Event Marketing Webinar

Gone are the days when you could successfully advertise an event in the newspaper or a flier. Event marketing has totally moved online, and knowing when and how to use social media, registration tools like Eventbrite, and email is an exciting challenge. During this webinar, See3 Communications will help you learn about different digital event marketing tools and how to choose the best ones for your audience, program and goals. You will also learn how to amplify your marketing and make sure that the right people learn about your event, sign up, and show up! 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
See3 Communications
Date
Friday, October 28, 2016 12:00-1:00pm
Location
Webinar

Jewish Futures Conference: Feel good, do good, and stop obsessing about Jewish identity

Join the Jewish Education Project for the Jewish Futures Conference where professionals will discuss how Jewish teachings and practices can contribute to overall happiness. In the 20th century, Jewish education focused on strengthening Jewish identify and ensuring Jewish continuity. That approach no longer works for today's learners. They want to know how Jewish teachings and practices can make their lives, and the world, better. Drawing on the insights of world-renowned behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely and bringing his findings into dialogue with Jewish teachings and practice, this Jewish Futures Conference will explore the elements of, and conditions for, human happiness and well-being and how Jewish education can be redirected to answer the aspiration of 21st century learners. 

The conference will feature: 

DAN ARIELY , world-renowned behavioral psychologist and James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University

ARYEH BEN DAVID , Founder & Director of Ayeka, Center for Soulful Education

RABBI SHIRA STUTMAN , Senior Rabbi at Sixth & I

ALIZA KLINE , Executive Director of OneTable

MICHELLE CITRIN , Singer, Songwriter

*Funds for this program can be provided through Springboard Grants for Jewish Professionals. See the 'Other Resources' Tab for application instructions.


 

Category
Jewish Experiential Education and Teen Health and Wellness
Led by
Jewish Education Progect
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Location
New York (Columbia University, Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York 10027)

Get Certified in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T)

Stressed Teens is celebrating its 12th year. This evidence-based program has been serving the adolescent community for over a decade. This course is an intensive program that provides certification in the Stressed Teens program upon completing the ten week course. 

This professional development program is intended for those who wish to deepen their mindfulness-based skills with adolescents. It is suggested for those interested in mindfulness from varying disciplines and background.

In these transformational 10-week online certificate courses, Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT will provide in-depth training on the MBSR-T program. Tailored specifically to meet the developmental needs of adolescents, the evidence-based MBSR-T approach uses language, references and stories relevant to adolescents - to help teens shift their perspective and become more aware of their intentions, attention and attitude.

The course is $300 total however, there is a coupon code for professionals in our community that are interested in applying. Email SarinaGerson@juf.org if you are interested in registering. 

10-Weekly Session Topics
  • Class 1 About the Stressed Teens Program: An Introduction and an Orientation to the Online Platform and Other Registrants
  • Class 2 The Research, History and Foundations of the MBSR-T Program
  • Class 3 Examining and Defining the Foundations of Stress and a Beginning to Mindfulness
  • Class 4 Effects of Stress on the Mind and Body and the Foundations of Mindfulness-Beginning a Personal Practice
  • Class 5 Mindfulness Practices and Learning to be Aware of the Present Moment
  • Class 6 Cultivating Self-Care and Awareness of the Positive
  • Class 7 Being with Thoughts and an Awareness of the Negative
  • Class 8 Mindful Strategies for Improving Attention and Positive Skills for Daily Living
  • Class 9 Cultivating Mindful Resilience and Building Mindful Relationships
  • Class 10 Mindfulness as a Part of Daily Living: A Review and Setting Future Intention


Category
Whole Teen Health
Led by
Stressed Teens
Date
January 10- March 21st, 3-4:30pm Central
Location
Online video training

Creating Inclusive Communities

Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. During this workshop participants will learn how to create inclusive environments for all program participants and become more familiar with inclusive terminology. In addition, participants will workshop specific situations around LGBTQ inclusion and discuss appropriate ways to respond.
 

Category
Whole Teen Health
Led by
Justin Rosen Smolen, National Director of Youth Program @ Keshet
Date
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00pm
Location
Silverstein Base Hillel

Webinar: Generation Now, Moving from Research to Action

The Generation Now research report released earlier this year provided a new framework from which to view Jewish teen programming. But what happens next?

  • Learn about our 14, field-tested outcomes along with accompanying indicators and measurement tools to use as you engage and educate Jewish teens effectively.
  • Connect with Jewish teen program providers around the country
  • Begin to think about how these outcomes necessitate a shift in thinking about your practice
  • Strategize how to get other stakeholders on board with the changes that these outcomes signify  

Register at : https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edjdcv116ad97212&oseq=&c=&ch =

Category
Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
David Bryfman, The Jewish Education Project
Date
Thursday, January 19th 12:00-1:30pm Central
Location
webinar

Israel Education: What We Should Be Talking About

The Jewish Education Project presents a 1 hour webinar on Israel Education. Reflect on your practice, sharpen what you teach and address your concerns about introducing controversial topics. Learn more on the Jewish Education Project's website .  

Category
Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
Robbie Gringras, Creative Director of Makom, The Education Lab of The Jewish Agency.
Date
Thursday, February 2 11:00-12:00 Central
Location
webinar

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