The Collab: The URJ Teen Leadership Collaborative

Top Pick October 7, 2022 Deerfield $400.00
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The Collab: The URJ Teen Leadership Collaborative is a teen-powered, community-driven training retreat where teens will work together to grow and harness their power to begin organizing the Reform Jewish Youth Movement into an inclusive and sustainable movement.

Here, teens will build a community that supports their visions, encourages them to share their talents and experiences with other Reform Jewish youth leaders throughout the movement, and teach each other skills they can use now and over the course of their lives.

After almost three years of gathering remotely, teens at The Collab will celebrate being back together in-person, building meaningful, lifelong friendships and having fun!

The Collab will be hosted at URJ Camp OSRUI and therefore has a limited number of spots available. In order to ensure that The Collab is reflective of the diversity of identities and experience in the Reform Jewish community, and is truly a gathering of teens from all over North America, registration for The Collab will begin by invitation.

We hope that by being incredibly intentional and relational about who we are inviting, we will be putting our best foot forward as we build the future of the Reform Jewish movement as one that reflects all that our community has to offer.

Our teen leaders have spent much of their time over the last couple weeks thinking about questions like:

  1. How do we make a space that is inclusive and creative, and invites us all to learn and grow?
  2. Who do we need to be represented in this community in order for us to reflect the incredibly varied experiences of our teen leaders, helping us learn to lead for each other and not just for ourselves?

In answering those questions, our teens decided that the teens who attend The Collab should be teens who…

  • Want to build tight-knit relationships in just three days
  • Have strong leadership potential
  • Represent the diversity of identities and experiences of Reform Jews
  • Care about the future of Reform Judaism
  • Want to build the future of the Reform Jewish Youth Movement

Each NFTY region, URJ camp and RAC teen program will have a group of spots allotted for invitations.

Spots that are not filled by invitation will be opened up on a first-come-first-served basis.

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From Friday, October 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Until Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm
For whom
Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute
1121 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
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