Venture of the Month: Temple Sinai

Posted: January 17th, 2017

Our Venture of the Month features a congregation that has gone through a systemic change process while working with Jewish Learning Venture. This month, we are featuring Temple Sinai’s Ann Newman Preschool and Infant Center. Director of Early Childhood Education Beth Rabinowitz talked about the importance of recognizing and appreciating staff, as well as the significant role the…

Finding a home in the Jewish community

Posted: December 19th, 2016

By Nicki Pollock, Executive Administrator What does it mean to “belong” to a Jewish community? Do you feel that you belong? Have you ever felt otherwise? The sense of belonging or to be a part of something is to most a basic human wish or desire that transcends the generations. I spent a good portion…

Venture of the Month: Or Hadash

Posted: December 15th, 2016

Our Venture of the month features a congregation that has gone through a systemic change process while working with Jewish Learning Venture. This month, we are featuring Or Hadash, who revised their school curriculum to better accommodate students and their families. Education Director Barbara Weisman discussed how this process both challenged and invigorated the Or…

Celebrating 10 Years of OBOJC Authors: What’s Cooking with Nomi Eve

Posted: December 5th, 2016

Author Name:  Nomi Eve OBOJC Book Title:  Henna House Have you published another book since your OBOJC book?  I am working on a new novel, set in Europe during the Holocaust. What book(s) are you reading now that you would like to recommend to our community? I just read The Forgers by Bradford Morrow. I…

Breaking Barriers with the Little Gate Crasher

Posted: December 1st, 2016

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion Every year, Jewish Learning Venture’s “Whole Community Inclusion” shares a number of programs during February in recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month is a unified international initiative during the month of February to raise disability awareness and support efforts…