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Conflicts of Interest with The iCenter

Four Sessions in September 2024 | ONLINE & IN-PERSON

This program is an adaptation of The iCenter‘s signature training, Conflicts of Interest. It was designed in partnership with their trainers to help Bay Area Jewish educators build their knowledge of one of the most contentious topics today: the Arab-Israeli/Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Through multiple lenses, and with an open heart, we will engage in meaningful education to build your confidence, and core competencies, thus helping you engage your learners with the historical conflict in a respectful way.

Bay Area Jewish Youth Resilience Roundtable

Monthly Roundtable and Workshops | ONLINE & IN-PERSON

Those of us who work with adolescents know that we are in the midst of a youth mental health crisis. And, those of us who work within Jewish education, and engagement are also keenly aware of the protective factors identified by the Harvard Resiliency Study for bolstering resilience, and well-being.

To respond to this crisis, and anchor our shared work in the latest research as well as Jewish wisdom, Jewish LearningWorks is inviting the Bay Area community of professionals who work with Jewish adolescents to gather, connect and learn at a monthly resilience roundtable co-facilitated by network members, and a series of expert-led workshops from September 2024 to May 2025.

Israel LearningLab for Jewish Educators

6-Month Cohort Learning Experience | ONLINE & IN-PERSON

Are you struggling with Israel education? Are you looking for a space to explore the needs of your learners, and delve into your own attitudes, and approaches for teaching Israel? Jewish LearningWorks is proud to offer a new Israel learning lab for Jewish educational leaders, led by Dr. Sivan Zakai, Dr. Kathy Simon, Dr. Lesley Litman, and Dr. Kathy Schwartz.
This collaborative learning platform designed to benefit all Jewish educators, regardless of their educational setting. However, the program is geared toward educators of grade-school aged children, and above. Begins on November 18, 2024, and concludes in May 2025.

Soul FULL: Unlocking the Neuroprotective Potential of Jewish Education

Conference | IN-PERSON

Following up from our successful Elevate 2020 event, Jewish LearningWorks is delighted to host Soul FULL: Unlocking the Neuroprotective Potential of Jewish Education. This event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Miller, as well as afternoon workshops for educators.

  • Date: Thursday, February 6, 2025.
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Location: The Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704).
  • Aimed at: Educators, clergy, and other communal stakeholders who lead Jewish educational programs. This event has limited capacity and is invitation-only.
  • Learn more: Further details will be available in fall 2024.
  • Sponsorships: If you are interested in sponsoring or endorsing this event, please contact Dana Sheanin at dana@jewishlearning.works.