2018-19 Teen Engagement

2018-19 Teen Engagement

Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI Boston, formerly North Shore Teen Initiative) is a nationally-recognized model for Jewish teen engagement, connecting communities in the Metrowest and North Shore suburbs of Boston. The core of JTI Boston’s work is focused on building relationships across agencies, synagogues, camps and day schools; meeting teens where they are and helping to strengthen their connections to the Jewish community; and broadening the menu of opportunities available for Jewish teens to connect. Established in 2008 with the support of the Jim Joseph Foundation, JTI Boston has become the “central address” for Jewish teen engagement in Greater Boston. Through collaboration, program development, and expanding access for local youth to participate in regional and national programming, JTI Boston has engaged 1000+ Jewish teens, fostered partnerships with 70+ organizations and connected pre-teens and teens to 250+ events. JTI Boston connects Jewish teens to their peers and motivates participation in Jewish life post b’nai mitzvah. We build community among teens of all abilities and affiliations by serving as a communal connector and by expanding opportunities for leadership development, tikkun olam (repairing the world) and travel.

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