We are excited to share that Cara Levine will be joining the JTConnect leadership team full-time as our new Associate Program Director. Cara graduated from the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. During her college career, she was very active in Jewish life on campus and worked at a number of localContinue reading Welcome to Cara Levine!
Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and celebrate the bounty of the season. But for many in Connecticut, the holiday is a stark reminder of their struggle with hunger. Wanting to make a difference in the lives of others, more than 80 local teens and volunteers came together to try andContinue reading Teens Bake and Deliver 162 Pumpkin Pies to Local Organization’s Thanksgiving Meals
Students in JTConnect’s Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative (TLPI) have been learning about the importance of Mission, Vision and Value statements to an organization. These statements establish the long-term direction and goals that guide an organization’s daily operations. Our teens drafted their own statements that will serve as a foundation for TLPI as we continueContinue reading TLPI Students Publish Mission & Vision Statement
Explore the power of youth activism with Rabbi David Saperstein. Continue reading Stand Up, Speak Out!
Learn strategies and solutions to help screen-obsessed teens survive and thrive in our screen and stress-filled world.Continue reading Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
A group of JTConnect teens volunteered their afternoon to build and decorate JCL’s sukkah at one of their group homes with their residents. The Jewish Association for Community Living (JCL) exists for one reason only — to help persons with a developmental disability participate in community life as independently and safely as possible. Checkout our teens inContinue reading JTConnect Builds JCL Sukkah with Residents
The high holidays are right around the corner! Do you need to take off from classes to celebrate, but aren’t sure how to explain to your teacher? Continue reading Religious Exemption Letter to Teachers for Missing Class on Jewish High Holidays
In JTConnect’s core yearlong program, teens continue their Jewish education, exploring all aspects of Judaism in a social and learning community. Students choose from a variety of elective classes and activities over the course of the year. Led by talented educators who understand the spiritual, intellectual and emotional needs of today’s teens, classes encourage introspection,Continue reading Term 1 Classes at JTConnect
Recipe from Eric’s activity with Hall JSU in honor of Rosh Hashanah and the month of Elul. Ingredients 2 apples (pink lady, braeburn, or honeycrisp) Juice of half a lemon 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed Flour, for dusting 3 tablespoons apricot or strawberry preserves Powdered sugar, for dusting Directions PreheatContinue reading Apple Roses for Rosh Hashanah
JTConnect is looking for EDUCATORS to teach in their weekly learning programs, where teens continue their Jewish education, exploring all aspects of Judaism in a social and learning community. Classes, which range from Cooking Through the Torah to Jews in Sports to Medical Ethics, focus on specific areas of Jewish history, life and culture. OurContinue reading JTConnect Looking for Educators