Engaging Young Adults in Israel with Tlamim Jerusalem
Gabi Levenfeld: Jerusalem, Israel and Yiftach Shavit: Mevasseret Zion, Israel
Gabi and Yiftach are have planned a Pesach story slam and large Tikkun Shavuot in partnerships with HUC. They are currently kabbalat shabbat programs for this summer and planning a weekend of prayer, alternative classes, and workshops for young adults on Yom Kippur.
Hz-Tzomet – Beit Midrash for Olim
Naomi Henkel Guembel: Tel Aviv, Israel and Omri Stark: Jerusalem, Israel
Naomi and Omri are creating a way for new immigrants, Olim, to ease into Israeli society, while keeping and strengthening their Progressive Jewish identity. Their Beit midrash will welcome young adults to study Jewish texts through Reform perspectives and practice Hebrew with others who are learning.
Young Professionals Course and Re-affirmation Ceremony
Leah Palestrant: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Leah is building a young professionals learning course designed to explore relevant issues in young adult Jewish life, illuminated with various guest educators by deep diving into Jewish texts, values, and experiences. This course will enable young adults to engage with Jewish tradition in a progressive way, no matter where they are on their Jewish journey.
Building Reform Communities at College Campuses
Blake Dickler: Reisterstown, MD, USA
Blake is building the Reform Jewish community on campus by connecting Hillel and URJ congregations to create a community for young adults including Reform services, social activities, and social action, referencing youth group and camp life as guidance and engaging with the current needs of students.
Youth for Future in Poland
Dominika Zakrzewska-Oledzka: Warsaw, Poland
Dominika is creating an active and self-sustainable youth and young adult community in Warsaw Poland. Organizing Purim, Pesach, and Shavuot, she is giving the youth and young adults responsibility and empowering them to be a fully active members of the congregation.