Archive for January, 2016

With Appreciation – and then some.

Posted: January 22nd, 2016

A few years ago, we were introduced to the popular ‘Six Word Memoirs’ from Smith Magazine (http://sixwordmemoirs.com). The concept is that we can truly make our words count, and tell a whole story, in just six words. As an agency we used this technique for launching conversations around Jewish leadership, systemic change and even about our…

It’s All About the Give and the Get

Posted: January 21st, 2016

By Anna Marx, Director, Jewish Education and Leadership Development This week, members of jteenphilly (a consortium of professionals who work with adolescents in the Jewish community) took some time in their quarterly scheduled meeting to think about what they had to give to their colleagues and what they stood to get from their colleagues. We weren’t…

jkidphilly makes a BIG Difference on MLK Day of Service

Posted: January 18th, 2016

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement On Monday, January 18, 2016, in honor of Martin Luther King’s Day of Service, over 75 people gathered together to participate in the Jewish value of Hiddur P’nei Zaken, honoring the elderly. Volunteers from One Brick Philadelphia joined jkidphilly families to brighten up the lives of seniors who reside…

Mark Your Calendars for Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month – February 2016

Posted: January 13th, 2016

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion As part of my work directing Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion initiative, I have the honor of working with leaders from schools, synagogues, and organizations across the area that are doing the import work of making their communities more accessible and welcoming for people with disabilities and…

Ninth Annual One Book, One Jewish Community Kickoff

Posted: January 5th, 2016

By Kareen Hartwig As chair of the 2015-2016 One Book One Jewish Community Implementation Team I was asked to share about why I continue to help make this program happen year after year. The answer is simple, I like being a part of a team of wonderful, talented individuals that truly has a worthwhile purpose and…