We're the Teens of Jewish Boston

By Ariella Honig, Digital Marketing Specialist

For generations the teens of Jewish Boston have walked along the same path. Today, they need your help to pave a brighter future.

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Ryann Bloom is a senior at Natick High School. She is heavily involved in NFTY-NE and is co-president of her temple youth group, STIFTY at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, in addition to helping to connect her peers as a JTI Peer Leadership Fellow. Ryann also participates in her school choir and theater performances. She enjoys singing, writing, criminology, and hanging out with friends. During summers past, she worked as a counselor and in the kitchen at Sandy Island Family Camp. Ryann also attended Alexander Muss High School in Israel during fall semester 2018 as one of the Impact Fellows. 

Rachel Kessler is a senior at Hopkinton High School. She is involved in a freshman and exchange student welcoming committee and is on the Varsity debate and tennis teams. She enjoys drawing, writing, baking (when she doesn't mess up the recipe) and of course, making new friends! She is a member of the BBYO community and has lived in four states.

Josh May is a senior at Needham High School. He is involved in the DECA chapter at his school and loves to attend NFTY events. He studied abroad in Israel with URJ Heller High School and is a member of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. Josh is helping to connect his peers as a JTI Peer Leadership Fellow, and has been involved in the development of JewishBostonTeens.com - an exciting new resource for the Greater Boston community. He attended URJ Kutz Camp. Josh loves to travel, and is always on the go!


Ariella Honig is the Digital Marketing Specialist at CJP. One of the many hats Ariella wears at CJP is being the producer and co-host of the israel360 podcast (tune in and explore Israel with us). In her free time Ariella enjoys volunteering as a Big Sister with Jewish Big Brother Big Sister, cooking, listening to podcasts, and relishing in the Boston theatre scene! _______________________________________________________________________________________

Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI Boston) connects Jewish teens to their peers and motivates participation in Jewish life post b’nai mitzvah. We build community among teens of all abilities and affiliations by serving as a communal connector and by expanding opportunities for leadership development, tikkun olam (repairing the world) and travel.

JewishBostonTeens.com is Greater Boston’s online resource for teens, their families, and the Jewish professionals who work with them. The website connects teens to the community’s vast menu of nationally-recognized programming and opportunities and supports professionals with resources and opportunities.


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