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A Limmud is an “A-Ha Moment”

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?

Doing Mitzvot (Good Deeds)

By Danya Shapiro, jkidphilly Program Specialist The other day while eating dinner, my four year old started discussing mitzvot (good deeds) with me and thinking about all the different mitzvot she has done.  In our back and forth dialogue, we discussed how mitzvot help us to lead meaningful and good lives.  We also pulled out "It’s a, It’s a, It’s a Mitzvah" (one of our PJ Library books!) to help in our mitzvah investigation.  It was exciting for her when she realized that lighting the Hanukkah candles was a mitzvah and that even helping me pick out the candles and getting the hanukkiot (menorahs) [...]

By |December 24th, 2014|Categories: Ventures|0 Comments

Celebrating Hanukkah

By Elana Rivel, Associate Director / The heart of the work of Jewish Learning Venture is relationship building. Whether we are running programs for families with young children, providing consultation to Education Directors or Rabbis, running workshops for congregational leaders at congregations throughout the area or facilitating professional development for early childhood educators...

By |December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Building Community|Tags: , , , |0 Comments