18 month professional development program for JCC professionals who work with teens
For JCC professionals who work with and/or supervise teens
The Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship is based on the idea that the key to creating a vibrant future is connecting our teens to meaningful Jewish experiences today.
This 16- to 18-month fellowship provides an intensive, transformative professional development program to JCC professionals who are early in their career and wish to dig deeper into their professional journey. It supports their growth within the JCC Movement, their work with teens, and their advancement as a Jewish communal professional. There are four core areas of focus for the cohort:
- Jewish literacy
- understanding adolescence
- leadership development
The program includes several in-person seminars, including one that takes place in Israel.
Since 1999, more than 125 Merrin Fellows have completed this professional development program, and hundreds of thousands of teens have been influenced by their important work.
Provides support and career coaching to all JCC professionals and people seeking employment in JCCs. Creates and coordinates professional development opportunities to enrich the skills of JCC staff through webinars, regional and continental conferences, and workshops. Director of the JCC Professional Conference and the Graduate Scholarship Program. Co-creator of the JCC Association Talent Management program, a new signature program focusing on the growth and advancement of JCC Professionals.Contact Joy