Archive for November, 2014

OBOJC Kick-Off Featuring Nomi Eve

Posted: November 17th, 2014

Over 250 members of our community came together yesterday for the Eighth Annual One Book, One Jewish Community Kick-Off and Book Signing featuring Nomi Eve, author of featured selection Henna House! For Partner programs and other opportunities to hear Nomi Eve, click here.  

One Book, One Jewish Community Launches its Eighth Year!

Posted: November 14th, 2014

By Elana Rivel, Associate Director / This Sunday marks the official Kick-Off of our eighth year of One Book, One Jewish Community (OBOJC) – a community-wide Jewish literacy initiative designed to connect institutions and their members to quality, meaningful Jewish literature through conversations and programs based on themes and concepts presented in the featured selection.

Sensory Integration in Early Childhood Classrooms

Posted: November 12th, 2014

By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / This week, early childhood teachers from four schools gathered at Jewish Learning Venture for a workshop with Aviva Weiss, O.T., who spoke about Sensory Integration.

TAP Teens and Adult Educators Learn “Positive Practices” Together

Posted: November 10th, 2014

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / “We wish we could get the same training that our TAP teens receive!” This is feedback that I’ve heard over the years from the teachers and education directors who have teens participating in Jewish Learning Venture’s Reta Emerson Fellowship/Teen Assistant Program (TAP).

350 Early Childhood Educators Learning Together

Posted: November 6th, 2014

by Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / This year’s Early Childhood Yom Limmud (Conference): Creating Successful Environments, held last Tuesday at Adath Jeshurun, brought together 350 educators and presenters, representing 22 institutions and many facets of early childhood education.