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PJ Library Forges Connections in Education

By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education I was fortunate to attend the newCAJE conference in Naperville, Illinois, through the generosity of the PJ Library program. Twenty participants in PJ Goes to School K-2 spent each day learning together with Lisa Litman, National Director of PJ Goes to School, and the talented Bible Players. PJ Goes to School K-2 is a pilot program that is currently in six schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. The program is designed to “enrich and extend the curriculum, strengthen bonds between home and school, and spark meaningful Jewish conversations in class and at home." The conference allowed me [...]

By |August 15th, 2016|Categories: Ventures|0 Comments

Venture of the Month: Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El

Jewish Learning Venture's Whole Community Inclusion's initiative serves and supports the Jewish special needs community in many ways, providing workshops, conferences and resources for people with different abilities, for parents, rabbis, teachers and professionals who work with people who have special needs. This month, we are featuring the incredible work in disability inclusion that one congregation, Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood has done. We asked Sara Crimm, Inclusion Committee Chairperson and Rabbi Marc Israel, Associate Rabbi to share about their process. JLV: Please describe the change, innovation, or transformation your organization has achieved. TBHBE: In February, 2015 Temple Beth [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: Building Community|0 Comments