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Jewish Living + Learning Experiences

Buffalo Jewish Teen Initiative

In the fall of 2019, the Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning will launch Buffalo Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI).  JTI will offer a series of new living and learning opportunities to help Buffalo’s teens authentically encounter Judaism.  Experiences will be designed so that Jewish teens can build their knowledge, self-esteem, leadership and life skills, and shape their identity.

Jewish Living + Learning Experiences for Teens

Mussar for Teens: Challenges & Choices

Helps teens deal constructively with the pressures, stresses and issues that are common to today’s teenage lives. A hands-on, creative and interactive atmosphere allows teens to explore these generational issues through a Jewish lens.

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM beginning October 23, 2019

Jewish Teen Leadership Fellowship

An opportunity to develop practical skills while also gaining an awareness of community history, civic responsibility, race/diversity, and personal potential all through the lens of applied Jewish wisdom.  An additional application is required, as well as attendance at an opening retreat October 26 – 27.

Sunday afternoons beginning November 17, 2019

Mike Steklof

Mike Steklof

Director, Teen Engagement and Inclusion

Mike has spent the past seven years empowering teens and deepening their connections to Judaism.  He is energized by helping teens develop their own Jewish identities and creating space for all to be included in our Jewish community.  Outside of the office, Mike can be found cooking, running or exploring the outdoors.

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