GenZ Now Webinar: Understanding and Connection with Jewish Teens Today

The Jewish Education Project
June 13, 2019

Who are today’s Jewish teens, and what do they care about? With nearly 18,000 respondents, GenZ Now: Understanding and Connecting with Jewish Teens Today, is the largest study of Jewish teens ever conducted in North America, conducted in partnership with 14 diverse Jewish Youth-Serving Organizations.

GenZ Now co-author Arielle Levites, Ph.D., in conversation with The Jewish Education Project's Susan Wachsstock, discuss key findings from the report, implications for the field and potential opportunities to enhance teen engagement and help Jewish teens thrive in today's world.

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Dr. Arielle Levites, Ph.D., is incoming Managing Director of CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education). Levites has received numerous awards and has published widely on Jewish education, Jewish campus life, and Jewish millennials. Her most recent publication is GenZ Now: Understanding and Connecting with Jewish Teens Today, which she co-authored with Dr. Liat Sayfan of Rosov Consulting. Currently, Levites is the Golda Och Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses and lectures on contemporary American Jewish life.


Susan Wachsstock is incoming Chief Program Officer (CPO) of The Jewish Education Project. Currently Managing Director of Jewish Education and Engagement for the New York-based organization, Susan’s portfolio includes oversight of several grants and initiatives in the Jewish Teen engagement space –including the New York Teen Initiative, Generation Now Fellowship, and the GenZ Now Study --through grants from UJA-Federation of New York, the Jim Joseph Foundation, and others in the Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative.



  • After School and Beyond
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement