The Intergenerational Learning Model
Jewish education has the power to bring together members of the congregational community across generational lines. This Intergenerational structure supports children, teens and adults - who are not necessarily related - learning together. Learning can take place within the congregation during typical learning times or in alternative spaces. This model provides children with the opportunity to create relationships with teens and/or older adults who can serve as Jewish role models for them. The teens and adults benefit from the opportunity to make new connections within the congregational community outside of their peer group.
Intergenerational Models (click on each for full description):
- CTI Limud, Congregation Tifereth Israel; Glen Cove, NY
- Project Chaverim, Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale; Bronx, NY
- Shorashim, Full Time Educators for Living Judaism Beyond the Classroom, Temple Israel Center; White Plains, NY
- Intergenerational Torah Study, Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester; Rye, NY
- Tribes, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York; New York, NY
Learn more about the Jewish Education Project's approach to Models and How They are Implemented.