The Teen Cohort convenes emerging teen leaders through camps, workshops and youth movements and teaches them to advocate on justice issues through public speaking, coalition building and lobbying. Teens engage with peers from other religions and races in order to create a movement of shared understanding
JCJ provides in-depth training to help College Fellows articulate their role as Jewish leaders on campuses and beyond. Through group and individual mentorship, group clusters and Hillel partnerships, JCJ helps students hone their passion for Judaism and justice.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COHORT
This emerging cohort provides an opportunity for recent college graduates to hone their advocacy and leadership skills while participating in a network of like-minded peers. Following years of student engagement, young adults seeking opportunities turn to JCJ for advocacy and activism as well as mentorships by lay leaders to create lasting connections.
JCJ mentors and trains Seminary students to ensure that social justice is at the forefront of their education. JCJ gathers these students to engage in study and leadership development based on the social justice issues of our tradition. Through monthly mentor sessions, advocacy training and in-person advocacy meetings, JCJ works with each student to help them find their authentic voice and understand the need for a well-crafted justice rabbinate.
This initiative offers and opportunity for attorneys to use their legal skills on social justice issues. The committee monitors legislation and helps JCJ interpret key legal decisions while providing advice, strategy and insights on developing issues. The committee works with issue-area experts to receive briefings on key issues and to help JCJ craft positions and statements.
JCJ offers opportunities on justice issues to any affiliated or unaffiliated member of the Jewish community. JCJ lay leaders are empowered to join coalitions and represent JCJ on a number of issues. They are briefed regularly on the JCJ legislative agenda and activated to participate on real-time issues.