Generate - new youth programme

Generate - new youth programme from CEJI

'Generate' is the CEJI programme for a Jewish life based on everyone’s contribution.

Generate originally emerges out of a partnership between CEJI and EUJS responding to the needs expressed by Jewish communities throughout Europe: lack of interest and involvement of young Jews in community life. The project aims to transform community members from passive “consumers” into active contributors. 

The vision of “Generate” is “a Jewish life built on everyone’s contribution”, where youth are enabled to take initiative and shape their Jewish context

The Generate programme will support participants to increase their personal investment in Jewish life, to develop a sense of responsibility for their community, and to build their capacity to take leadership and implement outcome oriented action plans. They will learn how to articulate their goals in order to inspire others’ participation, in particular to reach out to young Jews.


The programme objectives are:

  • Strengthen personal pride in one’s Jewish identity;
  • Develop leadership, cooperation and organisational development skills;
  • Create comfort and ability to speak in public, present one’s ideas and facilitate effective meetings;
  • Motivate a desire to shape one’s Jewish community and societies for the better; and
  • Increase youth participation in Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe.

Free sample activity

Why not try out the 'Role Model' activity from the Generate training programme for free?

Learning outcomes

A list of some of the training outcomes (scroll to bottom of page for full list):

  • To gain un understanding of the concepts of personal, communal and social responsibility from a Jewish perspective;
  • To develop a sense of personal commitments for the communal good;
  • To strengthen self confidence and motivation to contribute one’s full potential to Jewish life
  • To raise awareness about the challenges faced by any resources available for Jewish communities across Europe;
  • To be able to identify a problem/solution/context and develop a strategy with a positive attitude;
  • To develop individual capacities to generate initiatives and inspire others to generate initiatives through an innovative informal educational programme

Our methodology

The Generate training is organised with a pedagogical process based on experiential and participative processes that strategically bring participants through the stages needed to reach Generate’s goal: a Jewish life built on everyone’s contribution.

Curious to know more about the programme?

Get in contact with the programme coordinator Melissa Sonnino:

Generate is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund.