Archive for December, 2014

A Limmud is an “A-Ha Moment”

Posted: December 30th, 2014

By Philip Warmflash, Executive Director / This past Friday afternoon my family and I saw a wonderful production of Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.  And, you may ask, why would we go all the way to Washington to see the play?

Doing Mitzvot (Good Deeds)

Posted: December 24th, 2014

By Danya Shapiro, jkidphilly Program Specialist The other day while eating dinner, my four year old started discussing mitzvot (good deeds) with me and thinking about all the different mitzvot she has done.  In our back and forth dialogue, we discussed how mitzvot help us to lead meaningful and good lives.  We also pulled out “It’s a,…

Celebrating Hanukkah

Posted: December 23rd, 2014

By Elana Rivel, Associate Director / The heart of the work of Jewish Learning Venture is relationship building. Whether we are running programs for families with young children, providing consultation to Education Directors or Rabbis, running workshops for congregational leaders at congregations throughout the area or facilitating professional development for early childhood educators…

TAP Teens All Over Town!

Posted: December 19th, 2014

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / As part of the Reta Emerson Fellowship/Teen Assistant Program (TAP), teen participants work every week in their synagogue schools, supporting children with learning disabilities or other special needs.

Bringing Light to Our Community

Posted: December 17th, 2014

By Lori Rubin, Director Family Engagement / Our jkidphilly staff recently offered a webinar for parents entitled, “Making Hanukkah Meaningful for Young Children.” During the presentation, each staff member brought something to share with our participants.