The Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network for Engaging Families with Young Children
Jewish Spaces: Ensuring We All Belong
Goal: To assist early childhood educators in understanding the needs of marginalized communities; to provide action steps and resources for making change in their learning environments so that all children belong in the classrooms.
Target Audience: Early Childhood Educators
Commitment: Four sessions, once a month | 45 minutes each
Each session will be designed to allow for sharing, presentation of new content and q&a with our expert. Each session will end with an action step for trial in that month, to be shared at the following session.
Content will include: What we know, Implications on learning spaces, Action steps for our schools/congregations
January – Families of Color | Julia Weekes | Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:30 PM
February (JDAIM) – Children with Disabilities | Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer | Thursday, February 23, 2023 1:30 PM
March – Families who Identify as LGBTQ+ | Robin Matthews | Thursday, March 23, 2023 1:30 PM
April – Bringing It All Together | Presenter TBD | Thursday, April 27, 2023 1:30 PM
May – In person meeting – sharing our successes, challenges and next steps | Gabby/Elana
Stipend: For Directors who attend and participate in all four virtual sessions a stipend of $180 will be awarded directly to them at the end of the academic year.
For more information: contact Lisa Litman
Accommodations: Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, we are able to provide accommodations for any child or family member with a disability to attend jkidphilly events. If you need an accommodation such as an ASL interpreter, a sensory toolbox, or even behavior support for your child, or if you have questions about the accessibility of any program or venue, please note so on our form or contact us. In most cases, our staff will need two weeks’ notice to provide accommodations, but we will do our best to meet your needs on any timeframe.