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Calendar of Classes 2016-2017

Posted Monday, Aug 8th, 2016

 October 30th-First Class November: 6th, 13th, 20th, December: 4th, 18th January: 8th 15th- JLI Orlando Trip 22nd, 29th February: 5th, 12th 23rd-26th- International CTeen weekend in New York March: 5th, 26th April: 2nd, 9th, 23rd 30th May: 7th, 14th 21st- JLI Awards Ceremony Please note: Students will only be compensated if they join JLI TEENS for the full year. 

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Turkey Reports: First Graduates of JLI Teens
Şalom Gazetesi (Turkey)
Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

 The first participants of the ‘JLI Teens-A Guide to Life for Youngsters’ program organized under the sponsorship of 70 Windows, have graduated.

Within the scope of the six-week “Is It Legit” program, participants have discussed various topics such as gossip, forgiveness, justified lies, the importance of respecting the privacy of others, respecting the parents, how to behave towar...

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What it's like to be a JLI Teen
Posted Sunday, Jul 7th, 2013

Nearly 1000 Jewish high school students across 70 cities and 5 continents will have completed JLI Teens courses this academic school year, making Jewish learning a priority in their busy lives.

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Tuning into Teens
Pittsford Local Publication
Posted Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2013

It is no secret that the teenage years can be quite challenging. Today, this is truer than ever. Today’s high school student faces added responsibilities and pressures. Whether it is striving for excellence in grades, sports, extracurricular activities or just good old peer pressure, the life of a teen is packed.
Against this backdrop, Jewish Studies programs are not always high on the teen to-do list.

Five years ago, R...

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Support a rabbi as Canadian Blue Jays manager!
Toronto News
Posted Wednesday, Nov 14th, 2012

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On Being Jewish and Chinese
Posted Friday, Oct 19th, 2012

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Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business
Posted Friday, Aug 3rd, 2012

Banks make loans they know homebuyers can’t pay back. Conglomerates market unhealthy food to children. Wall Street tycoons bet against their own shareholders.

In an age when the phrase “business ethics” can seem like an oxymoron, a group of rabbis has designed a course to use age-old Jewish teachings to help infuse some morality into economics — from the household budget to the stock market.

Run by th...

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Chabad celebrates 25 years with expansion of teen programs
News Transcript,
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14th, 2012

In celebration of its 25th year in western Monmouth County, Chabad is focusing on the expansion of its programs for teenagers. “Teens in college are vulnerable,” said Rabbi Boruch Chazanow, director of Chabad of Western Monmouth County. “The teen years are crucial to establishing their Jewish identities.” In order to help local Jewish teenagers meet the challenges they will face, Chabad welcomes Rabbi Shmuel Menach...

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Life Lessons for Jewish Teens
Posted Sunday, Mar 11th, 2012

Secrets from Sinai emphasizes building healthy relationships

Now that he’s 18, Benjamin Russell figures it’s a good time to tap into his 3,000-year-old Jewish tradition for some dating advice. “Very few teens know how to create a healthy relationship,” says Russell, who attends Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth in Wilmington. He knows if love is not approached in the right way, it can be destru...

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The "L" word and other lies.
Jewish Learning Institute
Posted Thursday, Mar 1st, 2012

 Ask any teenager the definition of love, and chances are you will find yourself trapped in a Justin Bieber song. Ask that same teen to describe romance and you will be guided through an elaborate scene from a chick flick involving candlelit dinners, long-stemmed red roses, and holding hands in the rain. It’s a fantasy, of course, made up of images that pop-media has been marketing to us in a big red bow. Thanks to a fe...

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Teens Take on Moral Dilemmas
Posted Monday, Nov 7th, 2011

Beginning this week, teenagers around the world will grapple with headlining news stories and real life moral dilemmas.

"If you are interested in G-d's guidance in everyday situations, then I recommend you stick around," advised 16-year old JLI Teens alum, Et...

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JLI Teens: Changing Lives
Posted Sunday, Sep 18th, 2011

 Teens Michael Shaid and Silvi Specter were so inspired by JLI's Teens course at Chabad of the Main Line, PA, that they began to play an active leadership role in their community.

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