*NEW!* Teen Leadership Summit
Location: URJ OSRUI, 600 Lac La Belle Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Grades: Entering 10th-12th in Fall 2020
Dates: 1 session offered June 29 - July 12
Length: 2 weeks
OSRUI is excited to introduce the central meeting of this summer’s Teen Leadership Summit. Can’t join us for the entire summer? Never been to OSRUI before? Looking for a shorter program to help you develop unique leadership skills while enjoying all of the fun activities of summer camp? The Teen Leadership Summit may be the right fit for you! Join us for two weeks and dive deep into either songleading training, social justice advocacy training, or NFTY Regional leadership training. The session will include focused learning with a team of experts from our movement, opportunities to practice skills learned with hands on experience, and celebrating two Shabbatot with the OSRUI community.
If you’re looking to up your songleading game, there’s no better way to do it than by joining us for our Songleading Track. You’ll brush up on the fundamentals but mostly focus on building your skills during your week of training. This track is geared towards teens who are already songleading or who have the fundamentals for songleading (either playing an instrument or not but feeling confident in front of groups to lead singing, teach music, get a group’s attention, etc.). Whether you’re songleading at your synagogue, tot Shabbat, or for youth group, this track will allow you to make an individualized plan to improve on the skills you help identify as growth areas.
RAC Track – Social Justice for the Modern Teen Leader - Led by Logan Zinman Gerber
If you’re wondering how to take action on your love for justice and hopes for a better world, join us to learn from and with Logan Zinman Gerber and other social justice leaders in the field. Though you’ll focus on social justice through a Jewish lens, this program is built to teach you transferable skills so that you can take what you learn out into the world, while understanding how to use your own passion and story as a driver for change. If you’ve dreamed of participating in protests or fighting for what’s right, help us launch and lead our Civic Engagement Campaign in partnership with staff from the Religious Action Center. No previous experience is necessary, simply a strong interest in social justice.
NFTY Regional Leadership Track – Led by the NFTY North American Board
This track is built for you if you’re already a teen leader in NFTY or your temple youth group, or you’re interested in becoming one. Through a lens of peer-to-peer engagement models used in places like Hillels and Reform congregations, you’ll learn the fundamentals of what it means to be a fantastic leader of your peers. Immerse yourself in a community of leaders looking to develop great programs for their peers to engage in meaningful Jewish learning. Participants in this track will also have the opportunity to work with the NFTY North American board to create and evaluate initiatives and resources being created for congregations and youth groups to use throughout the year.