WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (October 27, 2016) - Being Jewish on campus can be confusing. Many colleges and universities offer a range of ways for Jewish students to continue learning about their heritage, participate in the Jewish community and explore their personal identities. But the college years can also challenge some deeply held beliefs – especially with regard to Israel and international politics.
“You Think What?! Being Jewish on Campus” brings 11th and 12th graders and their parents together with experts in the field for a deeper conversation about what it means to be Jewish during these formative years. The program will take place Monday, November 7, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:40 P.M. at Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford. It will feature Café Dilemma, a teens-only conversation with a professional young adult facilitator; a parent discussion with Stephanie Hausner, Director of Community Strategy for IAN – The Israel Action Network; and a panel presentation by local college students.
Eleventh and twelfth graders who identify as Jewish, and their parents or guardians, are welcome to attend the free program. Kindly RSVP to Stacy Jennings at email@example.com or 860.737.6130.
You Think What?! is presented by the Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) and by the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Commission on Jewish Education and Leadership, and the Women’s Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. The event committee includes Melissa Weinstock, Chair; Staci Coelho; Robin Fierston; Carolyn Gitlin; Wendy Habelow; Charna Kaufman; Dana Keller; Robin Landau; Ellen Rosenberg; and Judy Singer.