Archive for February, 2015

Wrapping Up A Wonderful #JDAM15

Posted: February 27th, 2015

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / February is the shortest month, but for Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion (WCI) initiative, it has been bursting with Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM) activities to make our Jewish communities more inclusive of people of all abilities.

Thinking Nationally

Posted: February 26th, 2015

By Rabbi Philip Warmflash, Executive Director / For the past several days, Elana Rivel and I joined a group of 25 professionals involved in Jewish education across the country for a conference in Miami (not a bad place to go in the middle of an Artic Blast).

500 Hamantaschen

Posted: February 24th, 2015

By Danya Shapiro, jkidphilly Program Specialist / What do 500 hamantaschen look like? It looks like 163 jkidphilly friends coming together to learn and have some Pre-Purim fun.

PJ Library Goes to Song Leader Boot Camp!

Posted: February 19th, 2015

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement / How happy we are to be together! The strains of Hinei Mah Tov were heard as 180 song leaders, musicians, story tellers, Jewish educators, rabbis, and program professionals from across the country gathered together for the sixth annual Song Leader Boot Camp in St. Louis, Missouri.

JDAM Rabbis Breakfast and Conversation

Posted: February 17th, 2015

By Rabbi Michelle Greenfield, WCI Consultant / Last Thursday, ten rabbis gathered at Jewish Learning Venture to share breakfast and learn together in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month.