Archive for May, 2016

Mazel Tov, Reta Emerson Fellows/TAP Teens!

Posted: May 20th, 2016

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion On May 19th, we celebrated another successful year of learning about disability awareness and how to support students of all abilities with this year’s Reta Emerson Fellows/Teen Assistant Program (TAP) Teens. Since participating in an intensive training last August, these teens have worked in their synagogue schools supporting…

Taking B’nei Mitzvah Tutor Training On The Road

Posted: May 10th, 2016

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion Last August, Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion (WCI) program held its first-ever training for B’nei Mitzvah tutors on how to make modifications and accommodations for students of all abilities. The inspiration for creating this training is our realization that more and more synagogues are welcoming and providing accommodations for students…

A Great Start: Exploring gender identity

Posted: May 9th, 2016

By Anna Marx, Director, Jewish Education and Leadership Development The topic of gender identity has become common in recent discourse, in politics, in pop culture, in social media, and in our communities. Once a hushed conversation, it now feels front and center much of the time. And not only has the topic taken on a new public conversation,…

Venture of the Month: Germantown Jewish Centre

Posted: May 3rd, 2016

Jewish Learning Venture’s mission is to inspire and empower people to make Jewish life, learning and community relevant and meaningful. Every month, we’re featuring a story from one of the synagogues whom we work with that are engaged in making systemic change. In May we are delighted to share about Germantown Jewish Centre’s participation in our Harold…