Collaborating and Connecting in Metrowest

As we grow to include Boston’s Metrowest region, our goal is to help open more pathways to continued Jewish living and learning for Jewish teens as they approach and enter adulthood. Our approach includes:

  • Improving collaboration among synagogues, day school, and community agencies;
  • Creating an expanded menu of teen centered local, regional and national programs 
grounded in Jewish texts and wisdom;
  • Increasing opportunities for teens to connect to one another across community 
boundaries; and
  • Offering leadership training that promotes life-long commitment to Jewish values.

opportunities + adventures for metrowest teens:

Brandeis Design Lab:

infographicIDEATE. COLLABORATE. INNOVATE. CELEBRATE. Turn your creative ideas and passions into action and help make an impact on your community when Brandeis Design Lab comes to the Metrowest community this spring!

Learn more about Brandeis Design Lab

Metrowest Peer Leaders Fellowship:

Jewish Teen Initiative’s new Peer Leadership Fellows program is based on a successful model created by Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel has mobilized college peer interns to professionalize its outreach on campus, strengthen student connections and boost participation. Our goal is to identify and train a select group of outstanding teen leaders to engage and recruit their peers to participate in diverse programming and Jewish life. We launched our first cohort on the North Shore this fall, and the results have blown us away. Questions? Connect with Brett Lubarsky, Associate Director today!

Learn more about our Peer Leaders Fellowship

National Travel:

Join Jewish teens from the Greater Boston area and across the country for a social justice seminar in DC, or fly with us to North Carolina for our annual Habitat for Humanity “Alternative Spring Break.” These longer-term programs, and others like them, foster life-long friendships and create life-changing opportunities for learning, reflection and growth.

Learn about our National Travel Programs