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 is a lifelong Jewish educator and learner. As an expert on Jewish teens, Generation Z, experiential education, Israel, and questions of Jewish identity, Samantha comes equipped with the right questions to help learners find the answers that resonate with them. She is on a lifelong mission to inspire conversations that move Jewish journeys forward and is passionate about connecting with learners and communities around the world.
Samantha currently serves as the Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas, and Learning at the Jewish Education Project, teaches at Gratz College, and is constantly brainstorming about the Jewish past, present, and future. She is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh (BA), the Jewish Theological Seminary (MA), Gratz College (EdD), and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program. Samantha lives in Westchester, NY with her husband, baby, and two beloved rescue dogs. She's the author of #antisemitism: Coming of Age During the Resurgence of Hate, and is currently at work on her next book. 
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
Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic regions
Long Island
Staten Island
Area of work
Congregational Learning
Teen Engagement