Archive for April, 2016

Creating Curriculum

Posted: April 25th, 2016

By Gloria Becker, Director, Learning Initiatives in Jewish Education Jewish Learning Venture is taking on a bold, new program for our agency and for the educators in the greater Philadelphia area. On June 8 and 9, Education Directors and experienced teachers from Part-time Jewish schools will work together to learn to create curriculum. Most directors and teachers have…

#myseder with family

Posted: April 20th, 2016

By Nicki Pollock, Executive Administrator at Jewish Learning Venture In contrast to my coworkers, I didn’t grow up with the celebration of a seder being a central family tradition. So, my recipe for an epic and notable seder includes just a few key ingredients. Among the most meaningful are those I source directly from my children…

Reta Emerson Fellows/TAP Teens: Increasing Autism Awareness

Posted: April 15th, 2016

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion Did you know that 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)–a neurological condition that affects social understanding, communication and sensory integration? April is #AutismAwarenessMonth, a time when extra attention is focused on both raising awareness about autism and also taking action to better support and…

Building from Strength

Posted: April 13th, 2016

By Anna Marx, Director, Jewish Education and Leadership Development In our busy lives, running from task to task, managing the overwhelming to-do lists of our jobs and personal lives, it can be very difficult to stop, breathe, appreciate, and dream. But last Thursday, 15 of us took the opportunity to do just that.   Led by friend and…

Continued Learning through Leadership Development

Posted: April 7th, 2016

By Virginia Glatzer, Educational Consultant, Jewish Learning Venture As children, we learned important life lessons in the sandbox; this year’s participants in the Leadership Development Series applied them to our education communities. It was a blended learning opportunity with a retreat, two interactive webinars, and a wrap-up where participants worked with a partner from their community. The series…