HUMAN CONNECTION MATTERS:
THE YOUTH SUMMIT
KEYNOTE EXPERIENCE

LEARN IT. LIVE IT. GIVE IT. TAKE IT HOME.

LEARN IT.

CONNECTIONON! RECLAIMING A CULTURE OF HUMAN CONNECTION

Human Connection MATTERS! However, as our society races toward newer, faster, and more efficient, Human Connection is getting left behind. Be prepared to LEARN, LAUGH, and be reignited with LOVE as Joe Beckman shares 3 Big strategies on how to reclaim the joy of human connection in an increasingly digital world. Schools are experiencing an unprecedented shift; student loneliness is at an all-time high, while self-worth and belonging are at all-time lows. And the culprit is lack of human connection.

Joe Beckman

Over the last 15 years Joe Beckman, our keynote speaker, has spoken in educational settings all over the world with one simple mission…to reclaim human connection.

Learn more at joebeckman.com

LIVE IT.

THE 6 POINTS EXPERIENCE

The URJ’s new 6 Points specialty camps nurture specific skills and interests while offering that summer magic our regional camps have provided for more than 60 years. URJ camps strive to transform lives and cultivate lifelong friendships in immersive environments rooted in the traditions and values of Reform Judaism.

We know our teens want to be seen, heard and feel a part of something beyond themselves. Using our 6 Points specialty camps’ best practices in experiential Jewish education as a living laboratory, we will explore human connection through the lens of sports, science or arts. Three of our 6 Points directors will engage participants in hands-on activities to demonstrate what they have learned about fostering connections by focusing on individual passions, and creating a cohesive community.

Danny Herz
Director
6 Points Sports North Carolina

Jo-Ellen Unger
Director
6 Points Creative Arts Academy

Jordanna Flores
Director
6 Points Sci-Tech West

GIVE IT.

REFLECTION & REALITY

In cohort groups, participants will reflect upon the keynote experience and consider how to bring the learnings home.

TAKE IT HOME.

We'll close out the Youth Summit with with David Bryfman, who will use his expertise in innovative Jewish education to bring your Youth Summit experience full-circle. He'll challenge you to think about how you can hold onto your newfound skills, take them home, and apply them to the work you do each day.

David Bryfman

Currently the Chief Innovation Officer, and incoming CEO of The Jewish Education Project in New York. David completed his Ph.D. in Education and Jewish Studies at NYU, focusing on Jewish adolescent identity development and experiential Jewish education.