Archive for January, 2015

Tools for Building a Mensch

Posted: January 16th, 2015

By Linda Block-Love, Director, Learning Initiatives in Leadership Development / As part of Jewish Learning Venture’s Leadership Development Seminar (LDS) series, 14 education directors met last month with Dr. Jeffrey Kress, a nationally recognized expert in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), to discuss the role SEL has in our religious schools.

The Kick-Off was Truly Just the Beginning

Posted: January 14th, 2015

By Elana Rivel, Associate Director / While One Book, One Jewish Community (OBOJC) kicked off months ago, the conversations about Yemenite Jews, Henna artists and the story of Henna House, our featured selection, continue.

Come on Board!

Posted: January 9th, 2015

By Robin Minkoff, Director, Finance and Development / As a lifelong fan of Jewish communal service, I have a genuine appreciation of all things leadership — particularly volunteer leaders. Among some of the best people I know are the volunteer leaders of Jewish Learning Venture.

New Initiative for Supplementary Schools

Posted: January 7th, 2015

By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / We are so excited to be part of a new initiative from PJ Library.  PJ Goes to School, a program for early childhood centers nationally, is expanding to complementary (supplementary religious) schools.

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted: January 1st, 2015

As we look ahead to 2015, some of our staff have made some New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year from your friends at Jewish Learning Venture!