Archive for the ‘Engaging Families’ Category

jkidphilly makes a BIG Difference on MLK Day of Service

Posted: January 18th, 2016

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement On Monday, January 18, 2016, in honor of Martin Luther King’s Day of Service, over 75 people gathered together to participate in the Jewish value of Hiddur P’nei Zaken, honoring the elderly. Volunteers from One Brick Philadelphia joined jkidphilly families to brighten up the lives of seniors who reside…

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…

Launching The Berger Synagogue Network Cohort 5!

Posted: May 28th, 2015

The Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network for  Families with Young Children was established in 2008. The Berger Network was developed to allow Jewish Learning Venture to encourage and support congregations to develop and implement significant, systemic approaches to attract and engage Jewish families with young children in their congregations and into Jewish life. In addition to launching specific initiatives, the Berger Network was designed to create a process framework that would create long-lasting changes in the congregation.

PJ Library – On the Move…

Posted: April 27th, 2015

Members of our Family Engagement staff are attending the National PJ Library Conference this week in Baltimore. There they will learn about successes and challenges and benefit from networking with hundreds of other PJ Library professionals.

Text Me: Judaism and Technology

Posted: April 14th, 2015

By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / Text has a double meaning in Jewish life.  We are bound to our ancient and modern texts and we also are linked to the digital age and all of the ways it shapes our lives.