Jewish Professional Day
Julian Resnick a fantastic Jewish Educator who is currently working as the Senior Shilicah to Habonim Dror North America has put together a thought provoking and educational seminar.
“The Role of an Adult Educator in a Young Person’s World”
Monday July 23, 2012
11:00 AM EST − 3:00 PM EST
A goal of many Jewish organizations is to develop true youth leaders. A challenge that faces many of us professionals who work with youth is how to effectively do this. When do we pull back? When do we step in? Developing true youth leaders is a skill that requires intention, motivation and understanding of today’s youth. We realize that once a relationship between youth leaders and professionals has been cultivated an organization, youth group, or religious school can create incredible and meaningful youth programming.
That is why we are offering a free workshop this summer for Jewish educators, youth group leaders, rabbis, community shilichim, and Jewish communal leaders. Julian Resnick a Jewish youth professional who has worked with a number of youth groups all over the world will be presenting “The Role of an Adult Educator in a Young Person’s World.” During this special afternoon participants will work with texts, participate in group discussion ans share their experience to better understand how to empower and lead Jewish youths
The workshop will relate to some moments in Jewish history which illuminate the of the power of the youth lead educational model. Participants will also discuss the potential issues this model brings up and how adult educators respond to these without overriding the empowering ethos.
“This workshop will unpack some of the issues I have encountered and subsequently the understanding I have developed after many years of working with young people. I will relate specifically to my experiences in working in environments where the prevailing ethos is that of empowered young people controlling the educational environments.” Julian Explains.
- An ability to enable educators to feel comfortable in situations where they ‘abdicate’ the power that educators often have
- The understanding of what lines cannot be crossed in terms of health and safety issues
- Serious though as to the content of our educational work with young Jewish people
- The relationship between specific spaces and the potential for increasing impact of content when the power of the space is understood well
- An increased ability to see young people and appreciate who they are.
- The ability to hand over real power in educational situations.
- The ability to make all of those involved in educational situations share responsibility for educational outcomes.
- The ability to see the potential in specific spaces for increased impact with specific content.
Meet the Presenter
Julian Resinick has spent over 30 years working with Jewish organizations in the United States, Israel, and South Africa. He has worked with English speaking groups touring Israel form all over the world. His professional experience includes working with Foreign Ministry, Tel Aviv University, the Melton Centre, Melitz, UIA Canada, UJA, Kenes International, JCCA, ICCY Jerusalem, NFTY. He currently is the the Central Shicalich to Habonim Dror North America. In this role he works with a group of young adult leaders to create meaningful programming for children, teens, and young adults across North America. In addition, he spends time in the summer traveling to the Seven North American Habonim Dror Summer Camps to help create and facilitate meaningful Jewish and Israel programming.
We are excited to provide Jewish professionals a day to learn and network. Please email Brittany Abramowicz or call 224-619-5969 if you have any questions.