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Fun in the sun with jkidphilly

By Robyn Cohen, Director, PJ Library in Philadelphia Sunday mornings at the shore with young children can be filled with lots of things: bike rides, playgrounds, or maybe kids are still in their pajamas. This past Sunday, the morning was filled with joy as 100 people came together for jkidphilly's Boker Tov at the Beach. A jkidphilly program in partnership with PJ Library in South Jersey, PJ Library in Atlantic County, and sponsored by Perelman Jewish Day School, Boker Tov at the Beach brought families together for music, PJ stories, and fun! Young children, their parents, and grandparents were entertained by [...]

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: Ventures|0 Comments

Whole Community Inclusion: Training Professionals To Prepare Students Of All Abilities for Bar/Bat Mitzvah

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion Last week, Whole Community Inclusion, Jewish Learning Venture's initiative that provides workshops, trainings, and conferences about the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish community, held its second annual training on providing accommodations and modifications related to Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation and services. Lead by WCI Director Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer and WCI consultants Rabbi Michelle Greenfield and Rabbi Margot Stein (with a special workshop from occupational therapist Jaime Bassman), the two-day training brought together cantors, rabbis, tutors, and educations directors from the Greater Philadelphia area, along with participants who traveled from Northern New Jersey, Rockville, MD, [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|Categories: Ventures|4 Comments

Lessons learned from “Creating Curriculum.”

By Gloria Becker, Director, Learning Initiatives in Jewish Education "I plan to reenvision my school's curriculum from start to finish." (School director from Bucks County) "I am going to revamp my values curriculum to include enduring understandings and essential questions." (School director from Lower Merion) "I will begin my own teaching work with more thoughtful planning." (Teacher from Montgomery County) Participants in Jewish Learning Venture's new "Creating Curriculum" two-day intensive learned the ins and outs of creating curriculum from scratch. We wrestled with what we really wanted our students to learn in our education programs, beyond the standard list of subjects and [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Categories: Ventures|0 Comments