Archive for October, 2013

Slingshot ’13-’14

Posted: October 29th, 2013

SPECIAL EDITION / We are honored to be named “one of the top 50 most innovative Jewish organization in North America” by Slingshot ’13-’14! Here’s what the evaluators at The Slingshot Fund had to say about us in The Guide. Continue reading…

Introducing jteenphilly

Posted: October 22nd, 2013

By Lori Rubin, Director, jkidphilly and jteenphilly / The energy is palpable! jteenphilly, a new initiative for Jewish teens, their parents and the professionals who work with them, is under way! 28 organizations were represented in our first jteenphilly Consortium meeting yesterday (pictured below). Professionals from Jewish camps, youth groups, high schools, congregations, and initiatives that engage teens gathered together to share successes and challenges as we build a new jteen community. Continue reading…

What is Family Engagement?

Posted: October 15th, 2013

By Debbie Leon, Director, Family Engagement / What is Family Engagement? What does it sound like? What does it look like? What does it feel like? These are the critical questions that jkidphilly professionals ask ourselves daily, and they are the framing questions that drive the work of jkidphilly in community.

Engagement Through Technology

Posted: October 8th, 2013

By Dr. Gloria Becker, Director, Educational Technology / How does technology relate to Family Engagement? Click to watch the video…

Engage, Engagement, Engaging

Posted: October 1st, 2013

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director / Engage, Engagement, Engaging – this is the word that is ubiquitous today in Jewish education and communal parlance.  It has supplanted “outreach” which was employed for several decades.  Outreach implied going out to “them” and bringing them to “us” and was always seen side by side with “inreach” to those who were already “with us.”  Jewish engagement speaks of a different approach. Continue reading…