Archive for December, 2014

jkidphilly Celebrates Hanukkah

Posted: December 15th, 2014

So far this month, jkidphilly, a program of Jewish Learning Venture, has hosted 10 public space Hanukkah celebrations for families just like yours! All over Greater Philadelphia, families have heard Hanukkah stories, made Hanukkah cards, played Hanukkah bingo, and more.

They Showed Up: Now What? A Webinar

Posted: December 11th, 2014

By Elana Rivel, Associate Director / Family engagement programs are nothing new in the Jewish community. Many synagogues offer a range of programs specifically targeting their families with young children; sometimes they are held in the synagogue, sometimes in public spaces where families who may not be comfortable in synagogues can still connect to the Jewish community.

Sheldon Low in Concert: A Collaborative Celebration

Posted: December 9th, 2014

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement / What a great day! Sheldon Low, one of the brightest young stars in Jewish rock music, came to our neighborhood on Sunday to bring music, dancing and fun to over 260 people representing Jewish Learning Venture’s jkidphilly, Perelman Jewish Day School, and Ramah Day Camp families.

Ner Tamid 5774

Posted: December 4th, 2014

We recognize and applaud the following schools and educators for making a commitment to professional growth and reaching Ner Tamid status in 5774.

Giving Tuesday

Posted: December 2nd, 2014

By Rabbi Philip Warmflash, Executive Director / From Wikipedia we learn that Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in NY as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. So what is so interesting about that?