Jewish Women 4 Change
After spending a number of years working with Bat-Mitzvah students, MJT Tutors were often asked what the next step in the teenage Jewish Journey should be. After polling the teens to find out which aspects of Judaism resonated most deeply with them, it was clear they wanted to continue their journey of creating Mitzvah Projects while being a part of a Jewish community.
Jewish Women 4 Change is a group made up of Post-Bat-Mitzvah teenagers who come together with the goal of creating social change. During each session, the teens have the opportunity to disconnect in order to reconnect. They take a break from their fast-paced New York CIty lives and create and implement a Mitzvah project together. Sessions include dinner, a gratitude circle, studying a Jewish text, a visit from a non-profit leader, and mentorship sessions with various entrepreneurs and change-makers to workshop their Mitzvah project. Our mission is to help young women build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and recognize the value of social change innovation in their communities.
*Please note that in order to create an intimate setting, we will only be accepting 12 teens per semester. Spots will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.
Meet our Team Leader!
Jamie's love of Judaism began when she was entering her freshman year of High School. Although Jamie was hesitant at the time, her parents insisted that she attend Encampment, a week-long Jewish camp run by United Synagoge Youth. Jamie is eternally grateful to her parents for that push because it was that push that opened her eyes to an inspirational world of community, spirituallity, education, and social action. Jamie received a Bachelors degree in Jewish Education from Binghamton University, and studied both Hebrew and Judaic Studies at the Pardes Insitute and Hebrew University in Israel. Additionally, Jamie continues to discover exciting ways to connect with Judaism every summer at Camp Ramah in Nyack. When Jamie is not overseeing the B'nei Mitzvah Division of Morah Jessie, she is writing, acting, or performing with her a cappella group. She loves to infuse all of her lessons with creativity to help teens connect to Judaism in a way that is both fun and meaningful.