Youth Professional Innovators Network

Facilitator: Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath
Format: Hybrid (includes some virtual)

About this Network:

Build and deepen relationships with key colleagues in the field of Jewish teen education and engagement across regions and denominations. 

Examine key tensions which arise in the role of the youth professional and problem solve issues which arise in their respective settings. 

Investigate cutting edge educational models in teen engagement and explore how to apply these within their respective settings.

Explore resources from the field of Jewish teen education and engagement and beyond and examine how to adapt these resources into their respective settings.

Additional Information:

  • This network is designed for youth professionals who have 4+ years of experience in the field of youth and teen engagement.
  • This network is designed for professionals who predominantly work with youth and teens in their current role. 
  • This a cross denominational, cross regional network accepting participants from NYC and the 5 Boroughs, Westchester, Long Island. 
  • This network is open to new members but requires an initial conversation with the facilitator. 

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath
Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath

Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath, Ed.D., is the Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas and Learning at The Jewish Education Project. A lifelong Jewish educator and learner, Samantha has lived and worked in Jewish communities in Israel, Washington DC, Cleveland, and New York. Samantha is a recognized expert on Israel education, Jewish teens, antisemitism education, and Jewish peoplehood. She is the author of #antisemitism: Coming of Age During the Resurgence of Hate, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in the category of Education and Jewish Identity. She is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Gratz College. Samantha lives in Westchester with her husband, baby, and two beloved rescue dogs.

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 10 AM ET
September 8, November 7, January 23, March 23, and June 7
Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath
Hybrid (includes some virtual)
New members
Target audience
Youth Professional / Teen Engagement
Geographic regions
Long Island
Staten Island
Area of work
Congregational Learning
Teen Engagement