Innovative Jewish Programs and Resources for Teens and Kids


THE JEWISH LENS: Grades 5-12

Jewish Farm School runs innovative environmental and food-based programs on the Farm at Eden Village, in Putnam Valley, NY. We bring Jewish agricultural traditions to life through one-day workshops and holiday celebrations, as well as custom workshops and retreats for B’nei Mitzvah, Hebrew school, and day school groups. Anafim: the Sustainable Food and Farming Internship, a month-long intensive for high school seniors, focuses on sustainability skills and leadership training in a vibrant, pluralistic Jewish community.

Contact: 877-537-6286

Jewish Farm School

The Jewish Lens (TJL) provides experiential Jewish educational programming, engaging youth in the exploration of Jewish values, identity and tradition while discovering the diversity and unity of Jewish Peoplehood. TJL’s innovative methodology couples the emotional impact of photography with more traditional text-based learning, empowering participants to both strengthen their own link to Judaism and then express it through their own photographs and commentary. The program is implemented over 10 – 20 sessions in Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups and camps across the US.

Contact: Alisha Goodman

The Jewish Lens


EDEN VILLAGE CAMP: Entering Grades 3-12

Moving Traditions’ programs, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood empower Jewish girls and guys to navigate the challenges of becoming women and men in our society, while inspiring them to connect to Jewish community. We believe that Jewish education is not about teaching people simply how to be more Jewish. It is about teaching teens how to see the brokenness in our society, to see themselves as agents of change, and to work with others for a more just and compassionate world.

To start a group, contact:
Sarah Fox
215-887-4511 x106

Moving Traditions

A non-profit Jewish sleep-away camp 50 miles from New York, Eden Village focuses on organic food and farming, wilderness connection, and creative arts. 3rd-11th graders develop leadership, community-living & outdoor skills, and awaken their sense of purpose, joy, and positive Jewish identity. 12th graders are Junior Staffers. The experience includes organic, local, ethically-sourced, delicious Kosher food, farming, culinary arts, goat-milking, herbalism, a zero-waste goal, exceptional staff role models, natural science, joyful Shabbat and Jewish practice, alternative energies, pottery, swimming… all in a kind, diverse Jewish community. 6-day and 3-, 4-, and 7-week sessions.

Contact: Vivian Stadlin

Eden Village Camp

MECHON HADAR: Grades 11-12


A select group of students will join the larger Yeshivat Hadar beit midrash in New York City in creating passionate and meaningful Jewish community. Students will learn, sing, daven, and spend Shabbat together. They will form close relationships based on openness and give-and-take with Jewish texts, their teachers, and each other. Students will emerge having formed a network of peers engaged in a quest for a Jewish life centered around Torah and mitzvot and having experienced a powerful example of a community living it.

Contact: Miriam-Simma Walfish

Mechon Hadar

The Workmen’s Circle Signature Shules, located in Midtown Manhattan, Long Island, and Boston, offer engaging Jewish education in vibrant communities that capture the essence of the Workmen’s Circle – warm, welcoming, haimish, and rooted in our shared progressive values.

Contact: Philippa Crowne

Workmen's Circle

LIMMUD NY: Ages 13-18

HAZON: Ages 12+

Limmud NY is an annual celebration of Jewish learning held in the Catskills over Presidents’ Day weekend, part of the international Limmud movement. Our festival brings in more than 700 Jews of every age, background and affiliation, and is almost entirely planned and run by a diverse and committed corps of volunteers. Limmud NY offers a wide array of programming for teens, but also empowers them to design the experience for themselves by providing over 300 difference sessions to choose from over the course of the weekend.

Contact: Sam Kerbel

Limmud NY

Join us for the ride of your life!  Hazon invites teens to join us in creating healthier and more sustainable communities by riding in one of our Jewish Environmental Bike Rides in New York, California or Israel. Teens raise money to support environmental projects, set a physical challenge goal, and participate in an amazing, pluralistic Jewish community.  If you are interested in an alternative, challenging, environmentally conscious and family-friendly Bar or Bat Mitzvah project, or trip for your family or youth group, then the Hazon rides are for you!

Contact: Jeremy Edelman
212-644-2332 x314