Archive for the ‘Ventures’ Category

Special Seders: Reflections from the Jewish Learning Venture Team

Posted: March 27th, 2017

Each seder is special. At Jewish Learning Venture, our staff have some amazing, creative seder reflections to share.  At Rabbi Phil’s seder, the search for chametz (leavened bread) is a Passover adventure: Director of Early Childhood Education Ellen Walters enjoys revisiting her childrens’ Passover artwork. Lori Rubin, Chief Program Officer, shares one of her favorite songs…

Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month Round-Up

Posted: March 1st, 2017

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion February was a busy, energized, engaging month full of activities connected to Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month from Jewish Learning Venture’s “Whole Community Inclusion” initiative. I want to take this moment to thank all of our partners and participants who are working with us to raise awareness…

Venture of the Month: Temple Sinai

Posted: January 17th, 2017

Our Venture of the Month features a congregation that has gone through a systemic change process while working with Jewish Learning Venture. This month, we are featuring Temple Sinai’s Ann Newman Preschool and Infant Center. Director of Early Childhood Education Beth Rabinowitz talked about the importance of recognizing and appreciating staff, as well as the significant role the…

Finding a home in the Jewish community

Posted: December 19th, 2016

By Nicki Pollock, Executive Administrator What does it mean to “belong” to a Jewish community? Do you feel that you belong? Have you ever felt otherwise? The sense of belonging or to be a part of something is to most a basic human wish or desire that transcends the generations. I spent a good portion…

Venture of the Month: Or Hadash

Posted: December 15th, 2016

Our Venture of the month features a congregation that has gone through a systemic change process while working with Jewish Learning Venture. This month, we are featuring Or Hadash, who revised their school curriculum to better accommodate students and their families. Education Director Barbara Weisman discussed how this process both challenged and invigorated the Or…