emily-bio-pictureEmily Messinger is the inaugural director of the Northeast Teen Collective, a year-round teen engagement initiative powered by the URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps. Emily works closely with the leadership of Eisner and Crane Lake Camps to identify partners, cultivate programming communities, and implement this innovative year-round model.

As a passionate Jewish educator and youth worker with almost 15 years of experience, Emily is deeply committed to supporting and nurturing Jewish youth to understand and experience Am Yisrael (Jewish Peoplehood), K’lal Yisrael (the community of Israel), and Brit Yisrael (the covenant of Israel). Previously, Emily served as the Co-Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA as well as the Director of Teen Engagement. Emily obtained her Masters in Religious Education from the HUC-JIR Executive Master’s in Jewish Education and Leadership program. Emily lives outside of Boston with her two daughters and spends her summers at Eisner and Crane Lake Camps.

Please contact Emily at emessinger@urj.org with any questions or ideas.