Archive for June, 2016

Fun in the sun with jkidphilly

Posted: June 27th, 2016

By Robyn Cohen, Director, PJ Library in Philadelphia         Sunday mornings at the shore with young children can be filled with lots of things: bike rides, playgrounds, or maybe kids are still in their pajamas. This past Sunday, the morning was filled with joy as 100 people came together for jkidphilly‘s Boker…

Whole Community Inclusion: Training Professionals To Prepare Students Of All Abilities for Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Posted: June 21st, 2016

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion Last week, Whole Community Inclusion, Jewish Learning Venture’s initiative that provides workshops, trainings, and conferences about the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish community, held its second annual training on providing accommodations and modifications related to Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation and services. Lead by WCI Director Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer and…

Lessons learned from “Creating Curriculum.”

Posted: June 10th, 2016

By Gloria Becker, Director, Learning Initiatives in Jewish Education “I plan to reenvision my school’s curriculum from start to finish.” (School director from Bucks County)   “I am going to revamp my values curriculum to include enduring understandings and essential questions.” (School director from Lower Merion) “I will begin my own teaching work with more thoughtful planning.”…