Archive for the ‘Building Community’ Category

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…

Volunteer Engagement in the 21st Century

Posted: March 16th, 2016

By Dr. Amy Alfred, Jewish Learning Venture Organizational Consultant On March 14th, Jewish Learning Venture hosted a workshop on creative ways to engage volunteers in the 21st century. Rabbi Phil Warmflash and Dr. Amy Alfred worked with both professional and lay leaders who came from synagogues both near and far. There was a lot of excitement…

With Appreciation – and then some.

Posted: January 22nd, 2016

A few years ago, we were introduced to the popular ‘Six Word Memoirs’ from Smith Magazine (http://sixwordmemoirs.com). The concept is that we can truly make our words count, and tell a whole story, in just six words. As an agency we used this technique for launching conversations around Jewish leadership, systemic change and even about our…

One Book, One Jewish Community’s (OBOJC) 9th Book!

Posted: August 11th, 2015

by Elana Rivel, Associate Director The OBOJC Implementation Team is pleased to announce that, after much reading and conversation, we have selected our feature book for the 2015-2016 program year: A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka is a story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young…

jkidphilly Community Programming

Posted: August 5th, 2015

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement  It was a beautiful day on Sunday, August 2nd at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Over 220 jkidphilly friends attended our 3rd annual jkidphilly Goes to the Zoo program! The sun was shining as families walked around the zoo looking for the animals featured on our Treasure Hunt, which listed 10…