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Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship

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
  • networking
  • 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.