Archive for the ‘Engaging Families’ Category

Happiness Comes From Doing Something Kind For Someone Else

Posted: January 19th, 2015

By Dr. Robyn Cohen, Director, PJ Library Philadelphia and jteenphilly / One of my favorite Psychology studies is the pencil experiment. You can try this one at home. Hold a pencil in your mouth- hold it first with just your lips holding the pencil, and next with just your teeth gripping it.

New Initiative for Supplementary Schools

Posted: January 7th, 2015

By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / We are so excited to be part of a new initiative from PJ Library.  PJ Goes to School, a program for early childhood centers nationally, is expanding to complementary (supplementary religious) schools.

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted: January 1st, 2015

As we look ahead to 2015, some of our staff have made some New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year from your friends at Jewish Learning Venture!

A Limmud is an “A-Ha Moment”

Posted: December 30th, 2014

By Philip Warmflash, Executive Director / This past Friday afternoon my family and I saw a wonderful production of Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.  And, you may ask, why would we go all the way to Washington to see the play?

Bringing Light to Our Community

Posted: December 17th, 2014

By Lori Rubin, Director Family Engagement / Our jkidphilly staff recently offered a webinar for parents entitled, “Making Hanukkah Meaningful for Young Children.” During the presentation, each staff member brought something to share with our participants.