Research Training Internship
The Research Training Internship (RTI) is Ma'yan's premier program for Jewish teen girls. Based on the model of Participatory Action Research, the RTI engages Jewish teen girls in original research addressing issues that affect their lives and those of their peers. Past cohorts have conducted a broad survey of Jewish teen girls, examined girls' experiences of Bat Mitzvah, and studied the question, “Who is served by our community service?” We are now accepting applications (from girls entering 9th-11th grades in the NYC metro area) for the fourth cohort of Research Training Interns, which will begin in the fall of 2012.
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That's Not Fair! Social Justice Apprenticeship
That's Not Fair! is Ma'yan's Social Justice Apprenticeship, where Ma'yan staff collaborate with working artists to teach girls how to use art to educate, provoke, and create change in the world. Our first That's Not Fair! project took place from Feburary-May 2010. Along with acclaimed director and puppeteer Jenny Romaine, seven Jewish girls aged 12-17 used the modality of political theater to address issues of privilege and inequality. A guide for Jewish Youth Professionals with activities and resources will be available for download later this fall.
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Filmmaking Intensive: Bat Mitzvah Dress Code
Help us make a short film about fashion, Bat Mitzvah, and the meaning of what we choose to wear for this milestone moment. Working with Ma’yan staff and a documentary filmmaker, participants will operate cameras, conduct interviews, and use software to edit raw footage. Participants will take part in three intensive workshops to learn filming and editing skills. Our completed 3-5 minute film will be screened at What to Wear: Women, Clothing, Religion, a public event at the Jewish Theological Seminary on March 11, 2012! January and February, 2012. 8 weekday evenings and one Sunday meeting.