TEENS RAISE MONEY FOR SHARSHERET On Saturday, February 20th, over 100 teens and community members came together virtually through JTConnect’s Pink Shabbat to raise awareness for breast cancer and raise money for Sharsheret (pronounced shar-sheh-ret), a nonprofit organization with the goal of supporting Jewish women diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Pink Shabbat raisedContinue reading Teens Raise Money for Sharsheret
Late last year, JTConnect partnered with Jewish Family Services to create an Innovation Challenge, calling on teens in grades 8-12 to reimagine how Tara’s Closet could better serve the community in the time of coronavirus. Tara’s Closet comprises a dual mission: to provide free clothing to JFS clients in a confidential and dignified manner, and to raiseContinue reading Local Teen Recognized by JFS For Innovative Solution
In honor of MLK Day, teens worked with Dignity Grows to package 150+ totes with much needed hygiene products for men and women. Dignity Grows™ provides menstrual products and hygiene supplies to neighbors in need so that they can fully participate in their daily activities. Teens met with Dignity Grows professionals and learned about the different issuesContinue reading Teens Pack over 150 Dignity Totes
Mazal Tov to our first cohort of JTConnect Teen Engagement Fellows! These teens have stepped up to be leaders among their peers to reimagine programming for Jewish teens in Greater Hartford by planning, executing and leading different programs.
Teen’s in JTConnect’s Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative (TLPI) culminated their year by awarding three grants totalling $3,800 to local organizations. Through TLPI, we have been learning about how to build community and create positive change by raising money and allocating grants to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Hartford Jewish community.” said Zach Berkowitz (HallContinue reading Teens Help Organizations Respond to COVID-19
This year we are excited to launch a Teen Engagement Fellows program aimed at training and empowering teens to be leaders in JTConnect and beyond. Fellows will reimagine programming for Jewish teens in greater Hartford, planning, executing and leading different programs for their peers. Our fellows will work on programs such as the Pumpkin Pie Bake, PinkContinue reading Apply now to be a part of our first cohort of Engagement Fellows!
At JTConnect, our goal remains to provide a rich educational experience and social community for Jewish teens. We plan on introducing ways for our teens to stay connected even when we are not physically together. Continue reading JTConnect Suspending All Programming Effective Sunday
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