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Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative

About our Programming

We know that finding programs and events that meet your interests and fit into your schedule can be difficult.  Therefore, we have broken down our programs according to four indices to help you find the activities that fit you best!

Theme/Topic - The issue(s) or topic that the content is centered around.   

  • Arts and Culture (Jewish Grafitti, Textiles, Movies)
  • Sports and Adventure (Hike and Havdallah, Ultimate Frisbee scrimmage)
  • Exploration (Jewish traditions, Israel, LGBTQ, Story of Stuff)
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft (welding, Drivers Ed, gardening)
  • Social Action (soup kitchen, BOHO)
  • Absurdism (performance at Pearl Street, Lazer Tag)
  • Leadership (teen board, public speaking, CU ropes course)
  • Social and Networking (Purim Prom, Lounge Night)

Consistency -  When a program is offered, how often in the semester calendar it occurs, and if there is a required time/attendance commitment.

  • Series - Categorized by general theme/topic a series progam will take place once a month with no commitment to attend any or all of the series.  Walk ins welcome!
  • Certificate - Similar to a series as these programs will happen once a month, however participants must attend the majority of the programs to complete the certificate.  i.e. Leadership Curriculum, CPR/First Aid Training, Teen Advisory Board.
  • Intensive - Similar to a annual or holiday program as Intensives happen once, however these last for a longer period of time (a whole weekend, weeklong, ect)  i.e. Alternative Spring Break, Songleading Weekend
  • Annual/Holiday - One time programming that aligns with a Jewish Holiday or specific timing within a semester.  i.e. Back to School Bash, Purim party, Mid-March Ski trip, End of Year Party.
  • Age/Grade Specific -  Can be timed as a Series, Certificate or Annual program but caters to a specific age group or grade.  i.e. 8th grade Madrichim training, 11/12 grade “Packing for College” Series, College Day.
  • JSC - Bi-Monthly meetings of the Jewish Student Connection Clubs in the Boulder high schools. Only open to students who attend those schools.

Content Provider - Who is the primary deliverer of content or instructor?

  • Has BJTI contracted a teacher for a Series?  
  • Is this a teen created and implemented program?  
  • Are one of our partner organizations running the show?
  • Larger community event we are attending or participating in?  
  • Local Clergy or Jewish Professionals?

Emotional Intelligence/Learning Style - Identifies the personality type or learning style that the program caters towards.

  • Musical. Body-Kinesthetic.
  • Interpersonal.
  • Verbal-Linguistic.
  • Logical- Math.
  • Naturalistic.
  • Intrapersonal.
  • Visual-Spatial.

This index is based on work by Howard Gardner and you can read more about the different styles in depth here.  You can also visit this page to take a quick assessment quiz to see what your strengths are.