Empowering Baltimore’s Jewish Teens
From immersive, year-long cohorts to one day adventures, 4Front provides engaging opportunities for Jewish teens and the adults who care about them to connect, grow, and create change together for the future of our community and beyond
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2023-2024 Signature Program ApplicationsEvent Details
2023-2024 Signature Program Applications
Applications open March 6 – April 16, 2023 for 4Front’s 2023-2024 Signature Programs!
4Front Signature Program Info SessionEvent Details
4Front Signature Program Info Session
Join the 4Front team and teen alumni to learn about 4Front’s 2023-2024 signature programs opportunities. 4Front signature programs offer Jewish teens grades 9-12 opportunities to connect, grow, and create positive change through immersive, dynamic experiences. These programs focus on topics including Jewish identity, leadership, Israel, peer engagement, social entrepreneurship, and more!
This virtual info session session will include information on each program and a chance to hear from and ask questions to teen alumni.
- Diller Teen Fellows- 11th Grade – Sept – Sept
- Peer Leadership Fellows – 10th and 11th Grade – Sept – May
- Social Innovation Fellowship – 9th – 12th Grade – Nov – March
- Students Taking Action for Change – 9th – 12th Grade- dates tba
Preparation to Launch: When Your Teen Leaves the NestEvent Details
Preparation to Launch: When Your Teen Leaves the Nest
For parents of teens
As a parent, preparing teens to leave the nest can be tough. How can I ensure my child is safe, without being overbearing? What happens when my teen approaches a roadblock, such as a tough roommate? What is the deal with fraternities and sororities? Join us for a session with Jen Rudo, Health and Wellness Educator at Jewish Communal Services, as well as a panel discussion with current college students and parents to delve into the emotional and tactile preparation for life after high school.
*$5 off when registering for both events in this spring series – Use code 5OFF
JEN RUDO, B.S
Teen Outreach Coordinator and Health Educator
Jen Rudo has immersed herself in the lives of adolescents for the last decade through her outreach work with teens in community locations and in teen centers. She brings creativity learned from years in the world of summer camps to engage students in and out of the classroom. Jen, a graduate of Towson University, is certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Critical Incident Stress Management Applications with Children and is a certified instructor of Youth Mental Health First Aid® and QPR Suicide Prevention.
J Camps Hiring FairEvent Details
J Camps Hiring Fair
• Competitive Camp Salaries
• Free JCC Membership
• $200 Referral Bonus
• Enhance Your Leadership Skills
• Camper Discounts for Staff
• College Students
J-Serve 2023Event Details
Please join us for J-Serve, the Jewish International Day of Service, on April 16th on the Owings Mills JCC fields from 2-4PM. Teens will participate in several projects to address food insecurity in the Baltimore Community, and service hours will be given upon request. Admission is $5 a person or free with a NUT-FREE bake sale item. This event is open to all 7th-12th grade Jewish teens in the Baltimore area.
Israel at 75 Community CelebrationEvent Details
Israel at 75 Community Celebration
Israel on Campus: The New ParadigmEvent Details
Israel on Campus: The New Paradigm
4Front & the Associated’s Israel Insight Forum presents…
For Parents & Teens (11th & 12th grade)
Conversations about Israel on campus continue to evolve and have become increasingly complex. What types of Israel-related discussions might we encounter in college? What are the terms we need to understand in order to be prepared for the nuanced dialogue ahead? Along with expert educators Dr. Noam Weissman and Sarah Gordon from OpenDor media, we will explore how to prepare for Israel conversations on campus. Parents/Guardians & teens in 11th & 12th grade are invited to join The Associated’s Insight Israel Forum and 4Front for this important discussion. The session will begin with both parents and teens together, followed by a separate parent and teen conversation. Snacks will be provided. Cost: $10/session, *$5 off when registering for both events in this spring series – Use code 5OFF
Dr. Noam Weissman
Dr. Noam Weissman is an Executive Vice President at OpenDor Media. He leads the education vision and implementation at OpenDor Media with a special focus on the development of meaningful content and resources for students and educators. He holds a doctorate in educational psychology from USC with a focus on curriculum design.
Sarah Gordon is the Senior Director of Israel Education – AMER for Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media. Previously, Sarah served as the Director of Israel Guidance and Experiential Education at Ma’ayanot High School, where she taught Talmud, chaired a course on Contemporary Israel, and brought her vision and creativity to a wide range of school programs. Sarah holds dual masters degrees in Jewish Education and Modern Jewish History from Yeshiva University, where she is currently pursuing her Ed.D as a Wexner Fellow and Davidson Scholar.
Opportunities in the community
There’s no shortage of ways to get involved. From local learning opportunities to international travel excursions, there’s opportunities for everyone to dive in, give back, and connect.
I was interested in joining PLF to be able to connect with other Jewish teens, since there aren’t a lot at my school. My participation has taught me that reaching out to people I don’t necessarily know that well or are friends with doesn’t have to be something bad or nerve racking. In fact most people are extremely willing to help and it brought a sense of community that made me really happy.
The Social Innovation Fellowship was an overall great experience. I learned many new skills that I will use later in life. I also made new friends and was able to connect with the community and my Judaism through the program.
I’m happy to say I’m learning and growing as a parent of two teens, with 4Front’s support. Thank you for offering this pertinent network during this critical time in all of our lives.
– Nancy S.
My experience in the Social Innovation Fellowship was amazing. I learned so many new skills about entrepreneurship and life that I can use in the future.
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