Archive for the ‘Empowering Institutions’ Category

It’s All About the Give and the Get

Posted: January 21st, 2016

By Anna Marx, Director, Jewish Education and Leadership Development This week, members of jteenphilly (a consortium of professionals who work with adolescents in the Jewish community) took some time in their quarterly scheduled meeting to think about what they had to give to their colleagues and what they stood to get from their colleagues. We weren’t…

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…

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.

Money, Membership and Community through a Jewish Lens

Posted: May 20th, 2015

In order to effectively connect more people to Jewish life, Jewish Learning Venture seeks to establish and support cohesive systems – within and outside of current Jewish institutions that will enable more people to find meaning and relevance in Jewish life; and, to that will expand the presence, of “community.”

One Book, One Jewish Community: The Search is On

Posted: May 6th, 2015

You may have read recently that Nomi Eve, author of Henna House, the One Book, One Jewish Community (OBOJC) feature selection, will hit her target of speaking with 100 book clubs next week!