Mitnadvim: Making the Most of Volunteerism
Publication Date: January 2000
Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America
Author(s): Jonathan Katz
Series: Agenda: Jewish Education, no.13, Summer 2000, pp.11-13.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Youth Engagement; Youth Groups; Jewish Organizations; Social Services
The author describes his organization's program called Mitnadvim, an innovative outreach program that makes Jewish teens' interest in volunteerism a door through which they can enter the Jewish community. The program helps teens feel connected to a peer group and feel that they have accomplished something meaningful. The author discusses elements of the program that have made it successful.