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Expanding Your Reach: A New Networking and Learning Series Open to All Youth Professionals

Expanding Your Reach: A New Networking and Learning Series Open to All Youth Professionals Informed By Current Research and Best Practices From the 10 Communities of the Jewish Teen Funder Collaborative, Workshops Will Fuel Teen Engagement Efforts Year-Long Series Launches September 3, 2020 By Sara Myers Allen & Debra Sagan…...

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New top exec at Jewish LearningWorks ready for action

New top exec at Jewish LearningWorks ready for action – J. When she attended a Jewish day school in Los Angeles as a youth, Dana Sheanin had two role models: the rabbi and the school librarian. Their two-pronged impact definitely made its mark, because Sheanin is now the new executive…...

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If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When? – eJewish Philanthropy By Dana Sheanin Last week’s piece “What’s Going on in Jewish Education” identified many ways Jewish educators in all settings have transformed the nature of our work this summer. As we prepare for a fall unlike any we’ve experienced, I can’t help but…...

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David’s farewell message

Dear friends, When I began at the Bureau of Jewish Education thirteen years ago, every community survey announced with ever-greater alarm that the Jewish people were sliding  toward oblivion.   Throughout our history, “there was hardly a generation in the Diaspora that did not consider itself the final link in Israel’s chain,”…...

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1980s Soviet Jewry activist turns his eyes toward a battle for today: Black Lives Matter

By David Waksberg Originally from the j. Jewish News of Northern California When I was a teenager, I wore a huge Jewish star around my neck, and on it was the name of Mark Dymshitz, a Soviet Jewish prisoner of conscience. One day, an African American friend of mine stopped…...

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A Round Up of Jewish Virtual Programming for Teens in the Bay Area

Debra Sagan Massey, Senior Educator at Jewish LearningWorks in San Francisco, has for the last year been holding regular pop-up meetings for Jewish educators working with teens. As a result of the pandemic crisis, these meetings have recently gone virtual, but have, as a result, become fertile ground for sharing…...

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Class dismissed: Jewish LearningWorks CEO David Waksberg retires

Originally published in J. Jewish News of Northern California – May 28, 2020 Around the time David Waksberg became CEO of the Bureau of Jewish Education 13 years ago, he had a heart-to-heart with a colleague. And not just any old colleague. He called former Soviet Jewish refusenik Natan Sharansky.…...

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