Informal education is a key factor in making sure Jewish students feel welcome and accepted in mainstream schools. The UJIA's Jewish Activities in Mainstream Schools (JAMS) initiative provides content for Jewish children from non-Jewish schools, helping them to stay connected to their Jewish identity. The UJIA Department of Informal Education works across the community to support Hadracha and Israel's education in schools, youth movements, and with students and young adults. Reform Judaism is committed to being an inclusive and supportive community and to promoting mental well-being for all.
To this end, they offer an educational program of interactive workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities to raise awareness and understanding of mental illnesses and disorders, as well as specifically developed training courses. Synagogues, youth groups, or any Jewish community can also benefit from their outreach sessions. Organized in collaboration with the UJS, UR UNI LIFE helps students reflect on their options after school, including what life could be like on campus and what it means to be Jewish at university. In schools, the UJIA works in both Jewish and regular schools and directs, manages and financially supports a series of programs that incorporate informal education on Jewish identity, Israel and Hadracha into the normal school day. The UJIA provides education about Israel in Jewish secondary schools to students in the ninth grade and up, in order to involve them in the population, history, culture, society and politics of the country. Last year's event was attended by 500 students from seven Jewish high schools in London and Essex.
Each community can choose how they want to use this opportunity to raise awareness and educate about mental health and promote well-being within their community. The UJIA is taking a number of initiatives to promote education within the Jewish community of London. From providing content for Jewish children from non-Jewish schools to organizing events for high school students, they are committed to helping young people stay connected to their Jewish identity while also learning about mental health and well-being. Through their outreach sessions, they are also able to reach out to synagogues, youth groups, or any Jewish community, providing them with an opportunity to learn more about mental health issues. The UJIA is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for young people in London's Jewish community.
From interactive workshops and seminars on mental health issues to providing content for Jewish children from non-Jewish schools, they are committed to helping young people stay connected to their Jewish identity while also learning about mental health and well-being.