Social, Emotional and Spiritual Learning – The Heart of Jewish Education

Social and emotional skills are necessary for both academic and personal success, thus as educators, we are invited to be intentional about how we teach children and teens to relate to each other and to adults; how we teach empathy and caring; and how we teach responsibility and resilience.

This interactive workshop will encourage you to engage with Social, Emotional and Spiritual Learning (SESL) tools, and myriad strategies to incorporate them into your curricula and schedule.

  • Aimed at: New and veteran directors of part-time Jewish educational programs that teach children K-8.
  • Structure: Two-hour virtual session. Zoom link provided upon registration.
  • Facilitated by: Dr. Nancy Parks.
  • Fee: $72 per person.

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All trainings at Jewish LearningWorks are subsidized by our generous donors. If you need a cost adjustment to participate, please email Dana Sheanin at

This workshop is part of Spotlight, a six-part series designed to support directors of congregational schools explore the core elements of a powerful part-time Jewish educational program.

If you are a new education director, or a veteran director seeking to be inspired, we hope you’ll join us for one or more sessions this year.