Atra’s Rabbi Experience Research
This research, the first of its kind in a generation, explores the impact of rabbis on Jewish young adults (ages 18 44) in the United States.
In 2007, BBYO—the largest pluralistic Jewish teen movement in North America—launched an ambitious program called the BBYOProfessional Development Institute (PDI). The purpose of PDI was to increase the capacity and commitment of talented, early-career Jewish professionals to build a career in Jewish communal institutions.
In 2012, BBYO, Inc. (BBYO) added three Directors of Jewish Enrichment (DJEs) to its field management structure.
In 2013, about a dozen funders from across the U.S. began meeting together to better understand how to develop and invest in local opportunities to educate and engage Jewish teens. Convened by the Jim Joseph Foundation, members of the group were already supporting teen programming but seeking ways to do it better in order to significantly expand teen involvement in active Jewish life.