AJYP Professional Development Conference

Thank You

to all of the speakers, panelists, and participants who helped make our first Professional Development Conference the huge success that it was!

Plans are already underway for the next one. Watch for details!

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Sunday thru Tuesday, November 15-17, 2020
8:00 – 11:00 PM – Live via Zoom


Click here for the complete list, with descriptions and speaker bios.

  • Conference Sessions:
    • Opening Session: Leave Your Worries At The Door!
    • V’Samachta B’Chagecha: Bringing The Holidays To Life
    • The Business of Youth Work: Advocating for Yourself as a Youth Professional
    • Contact Tracing 101: Preparing Your Youth Department for Live Events in a Pandemic World
    • HyperZoom: Creating Impactful Virtual Events Kids Will Love
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Shul Business Track
      • We’re All On The Same Team: Leveraging Your Shul’s Rabbinic and Lay Leadership
      • Upping Your Graphics Game: How Create Better Marketing Materials
      • Using Social Media To Promote Your Youth Department
    • Programming Track
      • TorImprov: Bringing The Parsha To Life With Torah Theatre
      • Israel Education: Instilling Children With Love For Our Homeland
      • Finding, Training, and Supporting Youth Group Leaders
  • Brainstorming sessions:
    • Winter & Chanukah activities
    • Live activities with social distancing
    • Fun virtual activities

Call For Presentations:

  • We are seeking speakers, breakout session leaders, and roundtable moderators to present at the conference.
  • Do you have something special to share with your colleagues from around the world? Click here to submit a presentation proposal.

Vendor Fair:

  • The conference will feature a virtual vendor fair. If you offer products or services that would benefit Jewish Youth Professionals and the children they service, click here for Vendor Fair information.

Conference Cost:

  • This conference is free to all AJYP members.
  • Because 2020-21/5781 is AJYP’s inaugural year, membership dues will be kept low and affordable for all JYPs.
  • Click here for membership information.


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