Marketing Your Youth Department

2006 Orthodox Union National Youth Director Conference in Manhattan, NY

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Concrete ideas for youth advertising including: fliers, dialers, press releases & other ways to generate community involvement. 

ABC's of Tot Shabbat

Youth Directing as a Career

Inclusion Strategies

Youth Con 2010, Stamford, CT

Youth Professionals Network Conference 2013, Riverdale, NY 

2012 OU Youth Webinar

A step by step guide for creating a parent-child Tot Shabbat.

A discussion of ways to advance your youth directing career, including networking, image crafting, negotiating a salary, and mediating conflict.

A frank discussion of youth exclusion, accompanied by practical suggestions for fostering a culture of inclusion in your youth department. See Programs for webinar handouts.

Substantive Programming

Preventing Child Abuse

Panel Discussion

Youth Con 2011, Stamford CT

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah 2013, Riverdale NY

Youth Con 2012, Stamford CT

Substantive suggestions for developing engaging morning youth groups, including interactive tefillah, parsha activities, seudat Shabbat, and safety. 

What you need to know to protect children in your synagogue from sexual abuse.

Dr. Shira Berkovits, Jason David, & Dr. Jonathan Ravenshenas, answer questions about increasing attendance, junior congregation, and training youth leaders. Moderated by Effie Braun.