Youth Summit

CIRCLE 7The Youth Summit at NFTY Convention

Join a community of adults who are invested in the future of our youth!

Immerse yourself in the many facets of Youth Engagement

Gain the knowledge, skills, and techniques that will elevate youth engagement through hands-on learning sessions, creative laboratories, plenaries, and keynote speakers.

Choose a track that is best suited to your role:

Professionals Track
Focus on skill development and innovative ways for us to help teens make positive changes in their communities.
Geared to youth professionals, educators and clergy

Stakeholders Track
Learn more about the world of our teens and youth professionals, and why investment in youth is so significant to the future of our congregations.
Geared to congregational presidents and board members, youth or education chaiCIRCLE 39rs, and philanthropists

Shared Leadership Incubator (SLI) – New!
The Shared Leadership Incubator (SLI) will offer specialized programming for professionals and stakeholders from the same organization to join together in shared learning and visioning.
This pilot program us geared to congregations or organizations sending multiple delegates to the Youth Summit at NFTY Convention adult tracks.

Return to your congregation with new resources and ideas, as well as enthusiasm and know-how to put them to use in strengthening and enriching your spiritual home.

Program Highlights

Preview a list of learning sessions
Preview the Youth Summit schedule
Schedule Details

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Connect, network, learn from, share and socialize

Connect with fellow leaders and peers in congregations throughout North America to broaden your knowledge and awareness of youth engagement. Jump-start your networking opportunities before you arrive in Atlanta by utilizing “The Tent Yammer Network”, the URJ’s new virtual community.

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Share the excitement with teens throughout the ConventionCIRCLE 16

Join teen delegates for an inter-generational Shabbat, NFTY’s 75th anniversary celebration, and other big moments with well-known speakers and musicians. Enjoy this unique opportunity to spend time with teens to better understand their viewpoints, interests, and passions.

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See highlights from our 2013 conference in Los Angeles