Community Partner Network

Join forces with JumpSpark and Atlanta Jewish organizations to pilot an initiative to connect the community, expand Jewish engagement opportunities in Atlanta, and invest in Jewish professionals as the future of Jewish education.

Community Partner Members

JumpSpark is proud to be entering year two of its Community Partner Network. In the first year, 25 local teen serving organizations joined forces to raise the bar on Jewish teen engagement in Atlanta.  

Together, we:  

  • Built the first Jewish teen engagement database of over 1,700 teens.  
  • Fielded the largest surveys of Jewish teens and their parents in Atlanta gathering data from over 300 community members. 
  • Came together for monthly JumpSpark Professional co-working days for learning, networking and community building. 
  • Invested over $50,000 through Community Partner grants back into 25 youth-serving organizations and synagogues.  

In the ‘20- ‘21 school year, membership in this network provides your organization with: 

Funding 

Up to $1,800 of additional funding to support your teen program or teen professionals after reaching appropriate milestones. Only Community Partners in good standing will be eligible for Spark Grant funding moving forward.  

Support 

Each community partner is assigned a JumpSpark staff member to be your first point of communication for information and support. Your JumpSpark liaison will connect monthly to ensure open channels of communication.   

We will also be launching a new Community Partner newsletter where you can learn about opportunities to learn and connect. We hope this will cut back on the number of emails we need to send. 

Community Conversations 

JumpSpark Professional strives to create, co-create and curate valuable experiences of learning, networking and collaboration that are essential to a strong future of the Jewish teen ecosystem. This year, JumpSpark is launching Community Conversations in place of the in-person co-working days. These monthly calls will bring together community partners for informal conversation with a thought leader in the field. The speakers and topics are coordinated with the Jewish Education Collective’s Professional Development offerings, providing an exclusive deeper dive for Community Partners. More information is coming soon. 

Click here to see our current and past professional development opportunities

Testimonials

Jewish Atlanta Educators often find it difficult to find seminars, trainings, programs that fit their area of work.  Up until now, Atlanta did not have a central location for Jewish professionals to come together and share, learn, and grow together.  Jumpspark has changed the Jewish professional face of Atlanta.  With something for individuals and groups, Jumpspark has created an environment that will not only educate, consult, assist, and empower the community, it will put Atlanta on the map.  It is a very exciting time to be a part of Jewish Atlanta.

Rebecca Gordon

Director of Education, Congregation Gesher L'Torah

As an educator and Jewish professional, I am so inspired and relieved to see a culture shift in the way that Jewish Atlanta is approaching education and engagement, and this thanks to JumpSpark’s ability to plan workshops for us. As I sat in the Relational Engagement workshop, I looked around the room at the amazing work that everything there is doing to build up Jewish Atlanta’s education experiences for all ages. This workshop forced me to think about engagement on a smaller scale, and that has made a huge difference.

Rachel Moldovan

Director of Youth Learning, Temple Sinai

Spark Grants

Spark Grants provide funding and support for those with ideas to invest in Atlanta’s Jewish teen ecosystem. We believe in building relationships to strengthen Atlanta’s Jewish community through innovation and ground breaking ideas.

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