Congregational Education Leadership

Jewish Learning Venture helps congregational educators meet and exceed the diverse needs of their families through a number of professional and organizational development services, including:

  • Ongoing professional learning opportunities such as workshops, onsite support, and consulting services
  • Disability Inclusion Training
  • The TAP program for teen aids
  • Systemic Change Consultation to re-imagine your model of education.

Jewish Education Professional Development from JLV:
We’re in this year together!

Jewish Learning Venture is pleased to offer Congregational Education Directors and Teachers the opportunity to join a cohort in multi-session, virtual Professional Development that integrates essential social, cultural, and educational best practices with Jewish values and practices.

Cohorts for Education Directors

December through April
1 session per month (daytime)
A minimum of 3 one-on-one consultations with Julia Weekes between sessions

Two tracks for Education Directors:

  • Curriculum Development/Design
  • Racial Justice/Jewish Global Identity

Cohorts for Teachers

December through March
1 session per month (evening)
A minimum of 2 one-on-one consultations with Julia Weekes between sessions

Two tracks for Teachers:

  • Jewish Arts Education for the Non-Artist
  • Creating Positive Classroom Culture

With our grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, we will be able to offer a $250 stipend for participating teachers.

Applications will be available in November. If you would like more information or to apply for a cohort, please contact Julia Weekes at

Early Childhood Education Leadership

In order to make Judaism meaningful and relevant for themselves, families need early childhood centers that provide nurturing Jewish experiences in their children’s earliest years.

  • Networking opportunities to connect you to professional development resources in the Greater Jewish and early childhood communities
  • Coaching and consultation
  • Disability Inclusion Training
  • 2 Virtual Coffees per month led by Lisa Litman, Director of Education and Engagement
  • Ongoing Professional development webinars for educators
  • Google group for community building, questions and support

Please contact Lisa Litman Director, Education and Engagement for more information about how Jewish Learning Venture can help your early childhood center.

“Knowing that if I have a question, need a resource, recommendation, etc, I can ‘phone a friend’ and get a response. Living and working in Delaware County, JLV is what keeps us connected.

Jewish Learning Venture has been a big asset to us in working our way through the Star system. The result is the high-quality program that we are providing to our children and their families.