A huge thank you to all of the 2021 conference participants and presenters! We were able to successfully engage in learning, socializing, and networking...even though we were virtual. Almost all of the sessions were recorded and are now available to view below.


Identify the session(s) you are interested in below, click on that session(s), and then go to the noted time stamp for that video. 



Conference Welcome: “Shalom!” from Erica Hruby and Susan Weis, Niggun and Intention Setting with Rabbi Aviva Funke (TIME STAMP 0:05-32:45)


Vision and Purpose for Teen Engagement: A Discussion about Where We are Trying to Go​ (based on the 18x18 Framework developed by Drs. Ben Jacobs and Barry Chazan) with Clare Goldwater (M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education) (TIME STAMP 33:00-1:25:00)


Panel Discussion: Engagement Lessons Learned in 2020  (TIME STAMP 1:25:00-2:17:49)

  • 1:1 Engagement as a COVID Keeper with Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath (Jewish Education Center of Cleveland)

  • Social Justice Engagement Through Tzedek Cohort with Michele Levine (Teen Initiatives at Jewish Community Federation)

  • Finding the Sweet Spot Between Virtual and In-Person Experiences with Naomi Looper (Springboard Chicago)




Models of Engagement:  (TIME STAMP 0:00-10:45)

  • Teen Engagement Through Teen Philanthropy with Danielle Segal (Honeycomb)

  • Teen Engagement Through Providing a Safe Space Grounded in Jewish Values with Leslie-Anne Copes-Finke (The Mussar Institute)

Digital Tools for Bloom's Taxonomy: Exploring Padlet & Flipgrid with Shani Sicherman and Hyim Brandes (Lookstein Virtual) (TIME STAMP 11:30-1:02:45)


Building Rhythm and Resilience: Teen Wellness Is About More Than Mental Health with Leslie Rosen Stern (Meeting Your Mission) (TIME STAMP 1:02:45-2:05:20)

Educators as Allies: Grappling with What We Don’t Know with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) (TIME STAMP 2:05:25-3:15:58)


Nurturing the Professional: It’s Not Just the People You Work with Who Have Been Struggling with Dr. Betsy Stone (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) (TIME STAMP 3:15:58-4:25:48)


We Need to Talk: How to Approach Your Supervisor About Tough Topics with Mike Friedman (PeopleFirst Coaching & Consulting) (TIME STAMP 4:25:54-5:14:05)


Networking Conversation: Content for Online Learning for Teens: Teaching Israel, Mussar, Jewish History and More with Lisa Micley (TIME STAMP 00:00-26:27)


How to Be Comfortable Having Uncomfortable Conversations with Billy Planer (Etgar36) (TIME STAMP 26:27-1:22:58)


Cooking and Conversation about Tzedakah and Food Justice with Danny Corsun and Zoey Corsun (Culinary Judaics Academy) (TIME STAMP 1:22:59-2:12:03)



Models of Engagement:  (TIME STAMP 0:00-20:00)

  • Two Jews, Three Opinions: Teen Engaging Teens Through Debate with Yitzhak Bronstein (Hadar-Maimonides Moot Court Competition)

  • Teen Engagement Through the Challenge of Antisemitism with Liz Tsai and Adam Blue (StandWithUs)

  • Engaging Teens Through the National BetterTogether Movement: Making A Positive Difference in the Lives of Teens and the Elderly with Bess Adler (BetterTogether)

Social Identities and Jewish Community with Imani Chapman (Imani Strategies, LLC) (TIME STAMP 23:27-1:22:12)


Tag Team Engagement: It's Not YOUR Job to Engage Them All: Empowering Teens to Engage Jewish Peers Through Home-based Programming with Dr. Robyn Faintich (JewishGPS) (TIME STAMP 1:22:13-2:12:43)


Your Personal Exodus Narratives: Leadership and the Art of Storytelling with Aaron Henne (Theatre Dybbuk)


How to Improve our Work by Understanding the What, Why, & How Behind Data Analytics with Caroline Dorn and Ellie Goldman (Real Time Strategy) (TIME STAMP 2:12:50-2:59:55)


Understanding and Supporting Our Teens: Building Wellness Practices for Healthy Futures​ with Drew Fidler & Ari Handel (Center for Adolescent Wellness, BBYO) (TIME STAMP 3:00:00-3:39:28)


Being Part of a Teen's Digital Resume with Jennifer Brodsky (Super Tech Hero) (TIME STAMP 3:39:40-4:16:13)


Networking Conversation: Critical Conversations of Faith: Exploring Big Questions in Jewish or Multi-Faith Groups with Nina Woldin (TIME STAMP 0.00-37.16)



Models of Engagement: (TIME STAMP 0:00-13:40)

  • Engaging Teens in Values Conversations Through Cooking with Danny Corsun (Culinary Judaics Academy)

  • Teen Engagement Through eSports, Virtual Worlds, Tiktok, Podcasts, and More! with Brian Soileau (Lost Tribe Esports) 

  • “You Never Told Me”: Addressing the Must-Have Israel Conversations Amongst Teens with Matt Rissien and Sarah Weiss-Poland (IsraelLink)


Maximizing the Best Technologies In-person, Online, and in Hybrid Settings with Jordan Cotten (Cotten Tech Coach) (TIME STAMP 17:15-1:04:32)

Removing the Stumbling Block: Welcoming Participants of all Needs with Beth Steinberg & Jennifer Saber (Shutaf) (TIME STAMP 1:04:42-1:57:51)


Creating Powerful Moments Using Principles from the Best-selling Book "The Power of Moments" by Chip and Dan Heath with Micol Zimmerman Burkeman (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) (TIME STAMP 1:57:51-3:10:46)


Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Helping Jewish Teens Make Meaning Out of Consent, Healthy Touch, & Sexuality with Alisha Pedowitz (Moving Traditions) (TIME STAMP 3:10:50-4:13:27)


Youth Empowerment with a Justice and Equity Lens with Amram Altzman (Keshet)  (TIME STAMP 4:13:32-5:08:36)

It is YOUR Time to Shine! with Time Flies Circus with Ayal Prouser (TIME STAMP 0:00-39:03)

Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors!





Testimonials from the 2019 JTEEN Annual Conference


"The JTEEN conference is the best place to learn from and share with your fellow Jewish Teen professionals!"


"JTEEN has kept the warm community feeling of NAACCHHS but grown by adding opportunities to learn and collaborate with teen professionals and partners."


"The conference was wonderful. Looking forward to the next one!"


"This was my first JTEEN event and I loved it! I felt very welcomed and supported as an educator. Thank you for a great weekend!"


"JTEEN and the conference has been a fantastic network of Jewish educators to learn from and with who are doing similar engagement with Jewish teens. I look forward to continuing to grow and have professional development opportunities with JTEEN."


"The conference was well organized, great presenters, great food and great location."