The Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network for Families with Young Children was established in 2008. The Berger Network was developed to allow Jewish Learning Venture to encourage and support congregations to develop and implement significant, systemic approaches to attract and engage Jewish families with young children in their congregations and into Jewish life. In addition to launching specific initiatives, the Berger Network was designed to create a process framework that would create long-lasting changes in the congregation.
In order to effectively connect more people to Jewish life, Jewish Learning Venture seeks to establish and support cohesive systems – within and outside of current Jewish institutions that will enable more people to find meaning and relevance in Jewish life; and, to that will expand the presence, of “community.”
by Elana Rivel, Associate Director
jteenphilly, a program of Jewish Learning Venture in partnership with JCHS Gratz, and supported by Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, empowers and gives resources to professionals from area congregations, communally based teen programs, youth groups, Jewish Day High Schools and Jewish camps to address and we hope, increase the participation of Jewish teens in formal and informal Jewish experiences.
You may have read recently that Nomi Eve, author of Henna House, the One Book, One Jewish Community (OBOJC) feature selection, will hit her target of speaking with 100 book clubs next week!