Family Engagement

Building the Jewish
Future

Fun Jewish Experiences for Kids +
Connections for Parents

Through jkidphilly, Jewish Learning Venture engages families raising Jewish children. Across Greater Philadelphia, young children experience Jewish learning, celebrations, and relationships. Through PJ Library subscriptions, low-barrier programs, and Do-it-Yourself resources, families build connections with one another and the Jewish community.

In 2022...
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children received monthly PJ Library and PJ Our Way books, cds, and family activities.

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families participated
in jkidphilly programs online and in person.

“Our parent ambassador has reached out to me to check in several times during this quarantine period. It’s nice knowing there are friends in our Jewish community that are there to support each other during these difficult times.”
- jkidphilly parent
“The Berger Network helped us make the connection between the community and our synagogue.”
- Sherrie Turetsky, Old York Temple Beth Am
“PJ Library books are the only Jewish children’s books we have in our home. We thoroughly enjoy receiving and reading them.”
- parent of a PJ Library child
“My family is interested in participating in Jewish events and jkidphilly gives us the needed support to do so and also shows our children fun ways to celebrate and see that what they celebrate is being celebrated around them.”
- jkidphilly parent
“We ❤ jkid!!”
- jkidphilly parent
“The Berger Network helped us make the connection between the community and our synagogue.”
- Sherrie Turetsky, Old York Temple Beth Am
“PJ Library books are the only Jewish children’s books we have in our home. We thoroughly enjoy receiving and reading them.”
- parent of a PJ Library child

“This program was excellent. So much fun. So happy this item on my bucket list was completed. I converted 15 years ago and always wanted to learn how to make challah. I always felt lacking as a Jewish mom because of this lack of challah baking experience. Thank you for creating such relevant programs.Gratefully yours,”

- jkidphilly parent
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fun and creative kits were distributed.

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families to compliment online programming and create Jewish experiences at home.

Jewish Learning Venture’s jkidphilly Parent Ambassadors initiative empowers parents to lead programs and build relationships with Jewish families in their neighborhoods.

6 Parent Ambassadors

in Philly Neighborhoods: Center City, Chester County, Delaware County, Doylestown, Lower Bucks County, and Plymouth Meeting

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families participated in Parent Ambassador programs.

Berger Synagogue Network

The Berger Synagogue Network supports and empowers congregational leadership teams to participate in deep cohort learning around family engagement. This year’s cohort worked together to re-engage families and build community.

30 professional and volunteer LEADERS

7 SYNAGOGUES

120 HOURS of learning, team-building and coaching

All 7 teams collaborated on family engagement strategies and were invited to submit MICROGRANT proposals

Our newest initiatives, jkid4all, for Jewish families of Color and jkidpride, for Jewish LGBTQ+ families, built relationships with 80 families through outreach and programming, providing a more overall inclusive community for all of our families.

Innovative Programs. Connected Jewish Lives.