A Leadership Briefing for Supporters of Jewish Education

The world of Bay Area Jewish families changed overnight on October 7. Children, teens, and parents are experiencing fear, trauma, and questions about the war in Israel that will have a deep and lasting effect on their Jewish identities. We invite our leadership, donors, and community members to this expert-led panel, where you will learn more about the challenges our schools, camping and youth programs face, and how we are supporting them.

  • Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

  • Time: 9:30 – 10:45 am

  • Location: Zoom

Responding to Crisis

As an advocate for Jewish education, we invite you to join us for an update from psychologist and trauma expert Dr. Betsy Stone, congregational educator Hadas Rave, a recipient of the Diller Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, and Jewish LearningWorks’ past president Julie Dorsey.

Dr. Betsy Stone

Hadas Rave

Julie Dorsey

Our speakers will share their observations on what children and their trusted adults are now experiencing as they encounter the layered narratives of the war, the rise of anti Semitic sentiments locally, and how Jewish organizations are responding. We will also share the critical resources Jewish LearningWorks has curated to support educators and parents.

Our Agenda

  • Welcome: Irina Kovriga, Board President.
  • Post October 7th and Trauma: Dr. Betsy Stone.
  • An Educator’s Perspective: Hadas Rave, Director of Education, Temple Sinai, Oakland.
  • Jewish LearningWorks’ Response: Julie Dorsey, Past President.


Please RSVP here to let us know you are coming. We are looking forward to spending this time with you.

You will receive the Zoom link and details upon submitting your RSVP.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Dana Sheanin, CEO, at dana@jewishlearning.works.