Posts Tagged ‘elana rivel’

With Appreciation – and then some.

Posted: January 22nd, 2016

A few years ago, we were introduced to the popular ‘Six Word Memoirs’ from Smith Magazine ( The concept is that we can truly make our words count, and tell a whole story, in just six words. As an agency we used this technique for launching conversations around Jewish leadership, systemic change and even about our…

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…

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.”

jteenphilly Consortium Collaborations

Posted: May 15th, 2015

by Elana Rivel, Associate Director

jteenphilly, a program of Jewish Learning Venture in partnership with JCHS Gratz, and supported by Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, empowers and gives resources to professionals from area congregations, communally based teen programs, youth groups, Jewish Day High Schools and Jewish camps to address and we hope, increase the participation of Jewish teens in formal and informal Jewish experiences.

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!