New Reta Emerson Fellows/TAP Teens Off To A Great Beginning!

Posted: September 6th, 2016

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Engagement The Reta Emerson Fellowship/Teen Assistant Program (TAP) is Jewish Learning Venture’s education initiative through which a group of selected high school students are trained and mentored to assist children with special needs and those experiencing difficulty in congregational classroom settings. Beginning with a week-long intensive training, and continuing…

PJ Library Forges Connections in Education

Posted: August 15th, 2016

By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education I was fortunate to attend the newCAJE conference in Naperville, Illinois, through the generosity of the PJ Library program. Twenty participants in PJ Goes to School K-2 spent each day learning together with Lisa Litman, National Director of PJ Goes to School, and the talented Bible Players. PJ Goes…

Venture of the Month: Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El

Posted: August 1st, 2016

Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion’s initiative serves and supports the Jewish special needs community in many ways, providing workshops, conferences and resources for people with different abilities, for parents, rabbis, teachers and professionals who work with people who have special needs. This month, we are featuring the incredible work in disability inclusion that one…

Building community from generation to generation

Posted: July 19th, 2016

The annual jkidphilly Grandparents’ Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to engage in Jewish activities with their grandchildren. This year, the Grandparents’ Celebration will take place on September 11, 2016 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Morris Arboretum. The event celebrates Jewish community by creating an inviting environment for families of all denominations from across the Philadelphia area. Co-chair…

We welcome our new Board President, Michael Paul!

Posted: July 5th, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome Board President Michael S. Paul to Jewish Learning Venture! Learn more about Michael’s vision for the agency, as well as the experience he brings to this position. Mazal Tov, Michael! “My vision for my Presidency is to enhance our position in the Philadelphia community, for Jewish Learning Venture to be valued…