Congregational Education Leaders 2019-2020:
A Year of Intentional Interruptions

In the upcoming year, Jewish Learning Venture will offer “Intentional Interruptions” — opportunities for Education Directors to separate from their day-to-day work to refresh, renew, and rejuvenate.
Intentional Interruptions for Shared Learning and Networking

Education Directors’ Roundtable Discussions
Three times during the year, all education directors are invited to learn and network with colleagues at the Jewish Learning Venture office.
Sept 10, Dec 17, and Mar 3 | all roundtables will take place 9:30am – 11:30am

Virtual Coffee Dates
One-hour Zoom calls with your colleagues: learn from one another, discuss current research and thought pieces, share challenges and successes, support your colleagues from the comfort of wherever you are.
Tuesdays 10am: 9/24, 10/29, 11/26, 1/28, 2/25, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28, 5/26
Wednesday 1pm sept 10/16, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8, 2/12, 3/18, apr, 5/13
Evening Virtual Decaf meeting at 8pm: 10/7, 12/2, 2/3

National Shinui Webinar Series
Join this 4-part web series from Shinui: “Cultivating Meaning and Joy for Thriving Lives: A National Conversation on Jewish Education.”
Exposure to experts in the field of Positive Psychology and Jewish Education
Insight into Jewish learning that contributes to well-being
Practical applications for Jewish education in part-time settings
All webinars at 1-2pm eastern: 10/30, 12/5, 1/16, ⅗
Registration required:

How We Gather, with Casper ter Kuile
Nov 19, 2019 10am-2:30pm
Save the date for a special opportunity to meet Casper ter Kuile, co-leader of How We Gather,
a group that studies and convenes leaders on the front edge of community, spirituality, and change.
Co-Sponsored with JPRO Philadelphia and Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia

Yom Limmud for Congregational Educators
Nov 24, 2019 9am-12pm
with optional Whole Community Inclusion workshop from 12:30-2:30
Professional development conference for teachers and directors in congregational schools.

Educational Directors’ Retreat
May 19, 2020 10am-4pm
For Congregational Education Directors – Rejuvenate, Refresh, Learn and Grow together

Whole Community Inclusion webinars for Education Directors

  • August 14th (Noon): Preparing Your School For Kids of All Abilities

  • September 18th (Noon): Sensory Needs with Jaime Bassman, Pediatric OT

  • January 15th (Noon): Sharing Inclusion Lessons in your school during JDAIM

  • March 16th (8pm); Updating Your Forms and Communication With An Eye Towards Inclusion

See All Congregational Education Opportunities in our Calendar

Contact Virginia Glatzer for more information.

Click here for a one-page summary of all these offerings.