Welcome to the Teen Network  


Shalom Teen Educator Network!


I hope this email finds you all well and recovered from the fall holidays!

Please join us for next Teen Educator Network Meeting
Tuesday, November 11  10:00am - 1:00pm.

This session will focus on Marketing and PR. We are very lucky to have two specialists lead our group for the day; Hannah Gustafson, director of communications from Congregation Emanu-El and Elka Looks, communication manager from the JCRC.  


If you have specific questions about marketing and PR that you would like addressed at this meeting, please feel free to email me.  


At the end of the November session we will have a discussion on the future of the Teen Network Meeting and some potential changes. Please be sure to stay for this portion! 


Mark your calendar for future meetings: 

  • Tuesday, January 13      10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 17         10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 12            10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 9             10:00am - 12:00pm (evaluation/planning meeting)

If you have program suggestions, interesting articles or other pertinent information you would like to share with this group, please feel free to email me or post it directly on our Teen Educator Facebook page.


Ariana Estoque  

You can contact me at: aestoque@Jewishlearningworks.org or at 415-751-2541 x307 


Job Openings/Info For Teen Educators



The SPJTF Project Director is a full time Jewish Community Federation employee and a key member of the YPI team.  All team members are responsible for key elements of the unified JTF program; including annual Retreat logistics and programs, curriculum development and standards, critical colleagueship, research, program evaluation, outreach and marketing, JCF engagement and education, and bimonthly team meetings. All Project Directors are also responsible for communication and relationship building with grantees, parents, local youth tzedakah program leaders and other stake holders, as well as acting as a liaison between the South Peninsula Jewish community, the JTF program, and the JCF. 


In addition to these global responsibilities, the SPJTF Project Director is the lead staff person responsible for the South Peninsula region; including recruitment, events, teen fundraising, teen grant making, community integration and relationships.


To inquire or apply, please contact Lom Friedman at lomf@sfjcf.org



Do you have an event/educator workshop you want publicized?
Are you looking for new employees?
 Send this information to aestoque@jewishlearningworks.org.

Upcoming Opportunities For Teens!


Reflections on Resistance: Defiant Requiem


A Documentary Film Honoring the Prisoners of Terezín

Nominated for Two 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Outstanding Historical Documentary (Feature Length) and Outstanding Writing


Sunday, November 16 1:00 - 4:00pm

Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Temple Emanu-El  

Film screening, including a Q&A with the film's conductor, Murry Sidlin

Free Holocaust Education Program for the community


During the oppressive days of World War II in 1942, the Nazis established a unique ghetto/ concentration camp outside Prague in an old army garrison known as Terezín, which the Germans renamed Theresienstadt. Theresienstadt was unlike any other Nazi concentration camp: the Nazis used the site to perpetuate an elaborate scheme to deceive the world into believing that they were treating prisoners humanely. In fact, Jews and other "enemies" of the Nazis were rounded up throughout central Europe and sent to Terezín, which served as a brutal camp where thousands died of malnutrition and disease. If you were lucky enough to survive Terezín, your ultimate destination was Auschwitz.

Defiant Requiem is a feature-length documentary film which illuminates the extraordinary, untold story of the brave acts of resistance by the Jewish prisoners at Terezín.


Reflections on Resistance is made possible by the generous support of the Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund. Additional support is provided by the Holocaust Memorial Education Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.






ieiMedia - Multimedia Journalism Abroad - is now looking forward to next summer's courses and to a new crop of equally inspired--and inspiring--students. And we're hoping that your students, and perhaps you, will join us.


For summer 2015, we offer six international learning adventures:

ieiMedia's James Foley Memorial Scholarship in International Photojournalism in honor of the journalist tragically executed while covering the war in Syria. The winner of the $5,000 scholarship will attend our program in Urbino, Italy, to study with our award-winning photography faculty.


Keep in mind that our application deadline is February 1, 2015. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and will close as each program is filled. Apply early to secure a spot!  


Please share this information with your students, colleagues, and friends.





SAN FRANCISCO: Hot Stove Baseball Film Festival - FEB 6, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO: Vogue Theater - FEB 7-12, 2015
For details and ticket information, please visit: www.havanacurveball.info/screenings.



To post an announcement in the Teen NetworkNews or for more information about the Teen Educator Network contact Ariana Estoque at