is an entry point to Jewish life, designed to expose our community to the wide variety of Jewish opportunities for teens in St Louis. It is a project of the Reform Teen Initiative whose member congregations include Central Reform Congregation, Congregation Shaare Emeth, Congregation Temple Israel, Temple Emanuel, and United Hebrew Congregation. The Initiative is funded in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. For more information, contact Stacy Bernstein at


The Peer Engagement Internship aims to train and empower teens to be communal connectors.  Interns will cultivate meaningful relationships with their peers, connect their peers to relevant Jewish opportunities, and develop leadership, relationship building, and engagement skills.

A Peer Engagement Intern is outgoing and excited about Jewish teen events in the St. Louis area.  The intern is friendly and loves to have conversations with people.  They are interested in others and are interesting themselves.  They will be committed to spending about 10 hours a month on the internship and will work together as a team to create and maintain relationships with peers in the Jewish Community.  The internship is open to all Jewish teens in the St. Louis area who are incoming 10th or 11th grade.  Interns will receive an annual stipend of $180, and the program will run from August 2019-April 2020.

Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Connect to 20 peers through monthly in depth interactions.  These can be phone calls, in person going to get coffee/ice cream/etc. or video call

  • Collaborate with coordinator for guidance on conversation content

  • Keep track of and report connections to the Teen Initiative Coordinator through Google Spreadsheets

  • Ensure network knows about Jewish programs available to them

  • Attend monthly training sessions.  These will include inclusion, relational engagement, and leadership development.

Interested in learning more?  Contact Stacy Bernstein at