Celebrating 10 Years of OBOJC Authors: What’s Cooking with Aaron Lansky and Ariel Sabar

Posted: October 21st, 2016

As we prepare for the kick-off event for our 10th anniversary book, the One Book, One Jewish community committee is catching up with our past authors. We’ve asked them to fill us in on what they’ve published since being featured as a One Book selection and to share a special recipe with us in honor…

Celebrating ten years of reading Jewish books together

Posted: October 19th, 2016

By: Alyse Unterberger, Director, Special Events Ten years ago, we announced the very first One Book, One Jewish Community selection – how time flies! In the intervening years, we have shared the reading of all kinds of Jewish books: fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, short stories, local authors and writers from far away. Each one brought our community together to…

Venture of the Month: Mishkan Shalom

Posted: October 14th, 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 Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia, who incorporated PJ Goes to School into their curriculum for the year. Gabby Kaplan-Mayer and Mindy Dorfman, Gan-Alef-Bet Teachers at Mishkan Shalom, shared their…

Parents As Partners In Disability Inclusion

Posted: October 5th, 2016

By Rabbi Margot Stein, WCI Consultant I’m watching my 14 year old son with autism get on the van that takes him to a special school, a place where they have known him for 8 years. A place where they have watched him grow from a behaviorally-challenged 1st grader to a budding high schooler eager…

Creating Sacred Space

Posted: September 27th, 2016

By Lori Rubin, Chief Program Officer What a fabulous day!  From start to finish, our first Mifgash (gathering) this past Sunday ran incredibly smoothly.  The buses arrived on time, the 5th graders were happily engaged, the teachers were prepared, and the structure and timing of the program as designed was a success.  Staff members and…