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Emily Messinger

Northeast Teen Collective
Inaugural Director
Bedford, MA
Emily Messinger is the inaugural director of The Northeast Teen Collective, which is an ambitious initiative to increase the number of teens participating in Jewish life throughout New York, New Jersey, and New England. The Collective empowers highly-engaged teens to use their individual passions as inspiration to create meaningful Jewish experiences that capture the interest of their less involved friends. Through Machon Summer Leadership Institute at URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps, the Dana Gershon and Rabbi Jonah Pesner Northeast Leadership Summit, and ongoing Pop-up Events—all powered by the Union for Reform Judaism in partnership with Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Jim Joseph Foundation—the Collective inspires teens to be change agents and embrace Judaism as a path to meaning, purpose, and joy. Previously, Emily served as the Director of Teen Engagement at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA. Emily holds an executive masters in Jewish Educational Leadership from HUC-JIR.