Adapting Podcast: Meet The 2022 Young Pioneers Award Recipients - Part 2

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2022 Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award recipients Amram Altzman, Jessica Cohen, and Megan Sass discuss their inspiration, motivation, and approach to Jewish education.


Amram Altzman, Jessica Cohen, Megan Sass

How do Amram Altzman, Jessica Cohen, and Megan Sass approach the most pressing issues facing Jewish educators today? Amram, the Associate Director of Youth Programs at Keshet, discusses how he reimagined his approach to LGBTQ Jewish teen engagement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica, Associate Director of Religious Education at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, shares her approach to building a curriculum that supports the social and emotional needs of students. Megan, the Tefilah Specialist/Young Families Songleader at SAJ-Judaism That Stands for All, analyzes how the arts help children and families forge strong connections with Jewish culture and each other. 

This episode was produced by Dina Nusnbaum and Gabriel Weinstein.  The show’s executive producers are David Bryfman, Karen Cummins, and Nessa Liben. This episode was engineered and edited by Nathan J. Vaughan of NJV Media.  If you enjoyed the show please leave us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or even better, share it with a friend. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released.

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