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Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship

18 month professional development program for JCC professionals who work with teens

The Merrin Fellowship is based on the idea that the key to creating a vibrant Jewish future is connecting our teens to meaningful Jewish experiences today. The fellowship provides an intensive, transformative professional development program to JCC professionals that are early in their career. It supports their growth within the JCC movement, in their work with teens, and their growth as a Jewish communal professional. There are four core areas of focus for the cohort: Jewish Literacy, Understanding Adolescence, Networking, and Leadership. The program includes 5 seminars, with the third seminar held in Israel.

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Joy Brand-Richardson

Provides support and career coaching to all JCC professionals and people seeking employment in JCCs. Creates and coordinates professional development opportunities to enrich the skills of JCC staff through webinars, regional and continental conferences, and workshops. Director of the JCC Professional Conference and the Graduate Scholarship Program. Co-creator of the JCC Association Talent Management program, a new signature program focusing on the growth and advancement of JCC Professionals.

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