Project information

Educational Leadership for Young People (Chalutz)

It is an intensive residential educational seminar that will provide 180 voluntary youth leaders with the very best, educators, teachers and song leaders. Our aim is that this programme will be part of a process to provide the community with a new generation of educated and committed young people.

July 2012 - July 2015

Charity information: Movement for Reform Judaism

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  • Need


    The problem is that at present we don't feel that we offer our youth leaders and volunteers enough educational inputs to inspire them to remain knowledgeable, active and proud reform Jews within our organisation once their time as youth leaders ends. This means that our most dynamic, creative and passionate young people don't feel able or willing to continue their involvement in the years immediately after university or post 21/22 years old.


    The project is looking to provide the youth leaders with an inspirational educational experience that will make them think 'wow', this is great and if this what i can be offered and supported with, and how i am invested in then i will feel motivated to use those skills and that knowledge in a setting outside of the youth movement and more inclined to remain within our institutions.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Showcase how music can be an exciting part of the Jewish educational experience


    » We will use Jewish musicians from the UK and abroad to showcase and teach our young people new tunes and melodies for them to teach themselves

    What success will look like

    Success will be...our youth leaders on camp leading and teaching these new tunes for the young people who participate and using these songs in either their communities or campuses

    Aim 2

    To educate our youth leaders with regards Judaism in general and Reform Judaism in particular


    » We are involving our rabbis/educators to showcase excellence in educational programming leading to high quality education delivered on summer camps

    What success will look like

    Success will be...youth leaders feeling more confident in their ability to write/deliver educational programmes on camp; feedback that they enjoyed and learned from the experience

  • Impact


    more young adults involved in our communities and institutions who feel confident and can demonstrate their knowledge of and commitment to Reform Judaism.

    Success will be seen by a known by establishing a cadre of younger community activists who have been through our educational processes and that we mentor and track their involvement and so keeping them involved and engaged in the organisation.


    Ongoing funding for this particular project could be a risk. we have dealt with this by creating a list of donors who we know have specific interest in this area of education and engagement. another rise might be that the programme we have in place does not meet the aims/needs of the young people involved. we have dealt with this risk by creating an advisory board that covers the voices of the young people themselves, former youth leaders, current rabbis and educators.


    Funders of the project will will receive an annual report on the project 6 months after their gift was donated. they will also be offered the opportunity to meet with the senior leadership of the programme to hear its success and to ask any further questions.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £45,325

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,000 Educational costs salaries for educators/musicians
      £11,955 accomodation accomodation for 175 participants/staff
      £7,740 food/logistics total cost of 3 meals/day + insurance/phones
      £16,630 travel return travel london/manchester-wales

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    private donor £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    we have 42 communities in the UK from Glasgow in the north to Bournemouth in the South. Our largest population group is around the North West of London. this project will benefit those communities that have young people participating both as participant and youth leader. the experiences gained will bring a positive dynamic to all involved.


    It is understood that residential experiences will “offer unparalleled opportunities to expose young people to Jewish practice, cultural expression and new ways of thinking.”
    This experience will benefit the young participants involved aged 10-15 who will in turn use this knowledge when they themselves become youth leaders later on. this will benefit all of our communities as their young people take part in these activities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Movement for Reform Judaism and RSY-Netzer have unparalleled expertise in being able to deliver successful informal educational programming for hundreds of young people. we are using our experiences and resources to showcase the best in jewish education, music and leadership. we have access to a wide range of leaders and educators and are taking advice from past participants to provide, for the first time, a residential and holistic educational programme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Frankie Stubbs

    She has responsibility of this project. she is currently one of our full-time, paid youth workers who has previously run our camps, trips and training

    Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

    She is an in-house resource providing educational input and mentoring to those involved on the advisory group.