Teaching teens to lead

At the teen conference (l to r) Micah Fiedler of Newington (staff), Ben Fiedler
of Newington (staff), Jennie Rubin of Manchester (participant), Aiden Lehrer
of Avon (participant), Josh Benadiva of Avon (participant), Penina Beede of Bloomfield (participant), Nathan Schachter of West Hartford (participant)
and Max Beede of Bloomfield (staff).

On August 23, 116 teens from all across Connecticut came together to attend the first ever Jewish Teen Leadership Conference hosted by the Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect). Held at Camp Shalom in Windsor, JTConnect partnered with BBYO, United Synagogue Youth, several area synagogues and Jewish agencies to teach Jewish teens in grades 9 through 12 leadership skills that will serve them in high school and beyond.

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