Archive for the ‘Empowering Institutions’ Category

Youth Summit: Listen for Change

Posted: February 2nd, 2015

By Elana Rivel, Associate Director / This past September, Jewish Learning Venture and Gratz College began collaborating on a grant, from the Center for Jewish Life and Learning, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, to explore, create and implement meaningful changes in Supplementary Jewish Education in our community.

Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Posted: January 23rd, 2015

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion On Wednesday, the Jewish Special Needs Consortium of Greater Philadelphia met to finalize plans for Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM), which takes place in February. While all of the Consortium members agree that creating a more inclusive Jewish community is a year-long effort, we also appreciate that February…

Tools for Building a Mensch

Posted: January 16th, 2015

By Linda Block-Love, Director, Learning Initiatives in Leadership Development / As part of Jewish Learning Venture’s Leadership Development Seminar (LDS) series, 14 education directors met last month with Dr. Jeffrey Kress, a nationally recognized expert in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), to discuss the role SEL has in our religious schools.

Come on Board!

Posted: January 9th, 2015

By Robin Minkoff, Director, Finance and Development / As a lifelong fan of Jewish communal service, I have a genuine appreciation of all things leadership — particularly volunteer leaders. Among some of the best people I know are the volunteer leaders of Jewish Learning Venture.

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.