Adapting Podcast: Brave Spaces for Jewish Teens


Building educational spaces for teens is no easy task -- especially for those with viewpoints considered by some to be outside the mainstream, or even radical. Enter Club Z, a community for teens to connect and socialize over a shared love of Israel and being Jewish. Listen on Apple or Spotify.

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In this episode, David Bryfman speaks, and even spars, with Club Z founder and executive director Masha Merkulova over philosophical differences about how to best empower teens to navigate the complex subject of Israel, including some bold moves Club Z has taken in its support of Israel, and other topical Jewish issues.

In this episode, David and Masha model the importance of engaging in dialogue across difference -- and how healthy disagreements can broaden our perspective in a way that is not otherwise possible.



  • Teen Engagement