SJJCC is revolutionizing how we connect with the next generation by building teen engagement with Jewish communal life through online and in-person events. We are excited to offer teens Lost Tribe Esports’ online platform to connect and game! Lost Tribe Esports provides our community with unlimited access for teens ages 13+ to a range of safe and monitored online, esports-based connections.
Interested in taking part in this new platform? Click here to fill out our interest form.
Lost Tribe Esports is a 24/7 gaming and social hub for teens. SJJCC has a home base on LTE’s private Discord server and it offers our teens unlimited access to congregate virtually.
How does it work? Teens sign up via a custom link that leads directly to our home base. Once they are in, they can socialize with peers from our community and find partners for gaming. They can also branch out to other channels within the Lost Tribe Esports server, connecting and gaming with Jewish peers from around the world.
- 24/7 Online Gaming/Social Hub
- Online Tournaments
- “One-and-done” online tournaments in a variety of non-shooter games, offered two-three times weekly
- Teens register in advance; enter virtual lobby 30 minutes before kickoff to claim spot in tournament. Duration is approximately three hours.
- Lost Tribe Minecraft Servers
- LTE hosts several Minecraft servers, allowing groups of teens and their friends play together with their own set of rules.
- Meet, play, create, and cooperate with Jewish peers from our JCC and other JCCs that share the Lost Tribe Minecraft server
How does Esports promote Jewish values?
- Informal Jewish learning, including Jewish values-infused gaming rules; “Game to Give,” tzedakah opportunities; and more
- Build new Jewish relationships, as teens engage actively with Jewish peers from around the world
- Help keep teens engaged with their Jewish friends and their connection to their community during COVID-19 shutdown and beyond
What is Discord? Discord is an instant messaging platform, for online gamers. LTE uses it to connect teens through voice and text chat rooms. We will have a private channel to serve as a home base online connecting our community. The server also contains various channels dedicated to teens’ favorite games, which helps encourage participation.
What do teens do on Discord?
- Communicate through voice chat, text chat, and video chat
- Connect with Jewish teens locally, and globally
- Find partners for 1-on-1 and team games
- Participate in online tournaments
What about safety? LTE has instituted several layers of protection to safeguard teens and their data. They operate in consultation with their advisor on cyber safety and cyber ethics, Ben Halpert. All participants must be at least 13 years old.