Professional Development

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

Ta'am Chicago Community Meeting

The next Ta'am Chicago Community Meeting will be held at the Bernard Weinger JCC (300 Revere Dr, Northbrook, IL) on Tuesday, April 16 from 10-11 AM. We welcome all trip staff, as well as anyone who represents a Jewish teen opportunity, to join us as we discuss how to elevate community opportunities for teens to participate in following Ta'am Yisrael. Email Springboard at springboard@juf.org if you'd like to attend and continue that conversation.


 

Category
Led by
Springboard Chicago
Date
Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 AM
Register
Email Springboard to RSVP

Connecting Prayer, Mindfulness and Spirituality

Join Danny Mishkin, Director of Sababa Beach Camps, for a workshop on how the Jewish components of prayer and mindfulness can reduce teen stress. Participants will engage in their own mindful prayer exercises, and then unpack how these activities should be used in various Jewish settings to help teens. Light breakfast will be served. Email Springboard@juf.org to RSVP

 

Category
Whole Teen Health, Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
Danny Mishkin, Director of Sababa Beach Camps
Date
April 9th, 9:00-10:30
Location
BJBE
Register
Click to RSVP

Roundtable for Social Media Practitioners

Are you responsible for social media activities within your organization? Are you interested in connecting with other professionals who have similar responsibilities? Springboard would like to host a Roundtable Conversation on Social Media for people who are taking a lead on these activities within their organizations. Email SarinaGerson@juf.org to learn more.

 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
Springboard staff
Date
TBD
Location
provided upon RSVP
Register
Email to Join the Conversation

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Archives

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • The Educator's Digital Toolbox: Jewish Educational Technology Initiative

    Category: Professional Development

  • Conversation about Teens and Antisemitism

    Category: Professional Development

  • Open Space Lunch

    Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • Ayal Beer: Viewing Israeli Society and Culture Through the Lens of Children's Literature

    Category: Professional Development

  • Springboard Screening of Eighth Grade

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Webinar: Generation Now, Moving from Research to Action

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Intro to Snapchat and Instagram

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Evaluation 101 for Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Discussing Intersectionality With Teens

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Amplifying Programs Using Paid Ads

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Event Marketing For Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Israel Education: What We Should Be Talking About

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • M2 Chicago Cohort

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Understanding Mental Health

    Category: Teen Wellness and Health

  • Strategies and Tools to Help Make Day and Overnight Camps More Inclusive for Individuals with Disabilities

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

  • Strategies to Manage Behavior in the Religious School Classroom

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building