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With Appreciation – and then some.

A few years ago, we were introduced to the popular 'Six Word Memoirs' from Smith Magazine (http://sixwordmemoirs.com). 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 agency impact. As I considered how I might say what I truly wanted to say as I leave the doors of Jewish Learning Venture today, it occurred to me that perhaps I would be able to say it best in a six-word memoir. So, here [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Building Community, Ventures|Tags: |0 Comments

It’s All About the Give and the Get

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 talking about tangible things to exchange, but rather the important intangibles – knowledge, resources, and programs.  It became quickly apparent that everyone had important things to learn and also important things to teach their colleagues. And that’s collaboration. It’s all about the give and the [...]

jkidphilly makes a BIG Difference on MLK Day of Service

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement On Monday, January 18, 2016, in honor of Martin Luther King's Day of Service, over 75 people gathered together to participate in the Jewish value of Hiddur P'nei Zaken, honoring the elderly. Volunteers from One Brick Philadelphia joined jkidphilly families to brighten up the lives of seniors who reside at the Wesley Enhanced Living facility in Media, PA. Amy Blum, Jewish Program Coordinator at Wesley Enhanced Living, shared, “This is the fourth year that we have partnered with jkidphilly for Martin Luther King Day. It has been a great partnership as our residents get so [...]