8 Nights of Light 2019

8 Nights of Light 2019

Over the last 8 nights, #JTIBoston highlighted many of the ways #JewishBostonTeens and our team create, find and share light in our community on our social media channels. Wishing everyone a #Hanukkah and holiday season filled with light, love, and latkes – no matter how you spell or celebrate!

Night #8: As we wrap-up #Chanukah and #8NightsofLight, let us each be inspired and find ways to create, find and share light with others. And a big thank you to our #JTIBoston family and friends who share their light with our community.

Night #7: #JewishBostonTeens have important perspectives to share and #JTIBoston is helping to turn up the volume! 🎙 New on JewishBostonTeens.com – join the conversation!

Night #6: #JTIBoston has partnered with JewishBoston.com, CJP – Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Jim Joseph Foundation to make sure that EVERYONE knows about the amazing menu of opportunities available for #JewishBostonTeens! From a community calendar to a searchable directory to blogs and resources for Jewish professionals – go explore & connect on JewishBostonTeens.com!

Night #5: In partnership with local synagogues, schools, camps, and community organizations, #JTIBoston and our #PeerLeadershipFellows are working to remove the barriers and spread the word – there is an amazing menu of opportunities available for #JewishBostonTeens! In prioritizing PEOPLE over programs, we can help more teens connect in ways that best match their interests and schedules. Know a teen looking for new ways to connect to their Jewish identity and community? Contact a member of the JTI Boston Team to grab a coffee and learn more!

Night 4: #JewishBostonTeens travel to communities around the country to help repair and rebuild after natural disasters. #JTIBoston coordinates alternative break and summer service trips in partnership with organizations like Repair the World SBP and Habitat for Humanity, fostering deeper connections between values, identity, and community while providing life-changing opportunities for teens to give back and help others. Watch out for details about our summer (June 2020) service trip…coming soon.

Night #3: Each year, #JTIBoston takes a delegation of #JewishBostonTeens to Washington, DC to join hundreds of other Jewish teens at Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism #racltaken Social Justice Seminar as they learn about the issues that impact our communities and explore them through Jewish values and identity, learn how they can be the change they wish to see in the world and turn their passions into actions. Learn more about this transformative experience and what our teens will be doing this February as they take on our nation’s capital and meet with elected officials

Night #2: #JTIBoston’s signature #PeerLeadershipFellows program is changing what connectivity and inclusion can look like for #JewishBostonTeens. Each month, Fellows are helping to remove the barriers to participation – helping their peers have access to and knowledge of the vast menu of opportunities that exist for teens in #JewishBoston and beyond. Our Peer Inclusion Cohort is working with The Ruderman Family Foundation New England Yachad BBYO New England Region NFTY NE | Northeast Region and other local youth-serving organizations to help make Jewish life more accessible and inclusive for teens of all abilities. We are proud to be partnering with Hillel International CJP – Combined Jewish Philanthropies & Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative as we continue to build and expand these innovative approaches to teen engagement.

Night #1: #JewishBostonTeens create and spread light through their acts of Tikkun Olam – repairing our world. Throughout the year, #JTIBoston empowers teens to get out and make our communities brighter for everyone through our signature community service days. Roll-up your sleeves and join us in 2020!