BJE professional development opportunities bring together Jewish educators working in synagogue schools, day schools, camps, JCCs, youth groups, early childhood programs, and other settings to build capacity for teaching Israel, Jewish values, prayer, Torah text, community service, and other important Jewish subjects.
Summer Learning Opportunities
1. Pre-Conference Institute prior to PCAEYC 2012 Conference:
Administrator to Innovator: Transforming your program to support reflective teaching
February 29 - March 2, 2012
2. International Innovations in ECE Forum
July 13-15, 2012
Victoria, BC, Canada
3. Watch your email for news about the Bing Institute at Stanford University.
Learn a bit about last summer's offerings from Bing.
4. Early Childhood Jewish Gardening Conference
Additional details will be available soon. Take a look at last year's program.
5. NAREA: Giving Visibility to Creative Thinking and Collaboration in Our Schools and Communities
June 22-24, 2012
Questions? Contact Ellen Brosbe, 415.751.6983 x 153.
Shofar and (tĭ·kē·ä) Fellowships
Two highly selective fellowship programs previously offered for educators of Jewish teens, allowed participants to deepen their knowledge, skill sets, and professionalism within the field of Jewish Education. Future plans for another Fellowship program are under consideration.
Contact Mara Kassoff at 415.751.6983 x126 for details.
(tĭ·kē·ä) Cohort 1 Alumni:
Adrian Schrek, Dan Alter, Deb Fink, Ilan Vitemberg, Jason Epstein, Jennifer Mangel, Jonathan Emanuel, Julie Emden, Lom Friedman, Rachel (Phillips) Roseman, Sacha J. Kopin, Sam Roberts, Sarah (Weinberg) Spencer, Stuart Brotman, Todd Braman
(tĭ·kē·ä) Cohort 2 Alumni:
Aliza Rothman, Anna (Tsukanov) Monene, Gabe Salgado, Jare' Akchin, Jewlia Eisenberg, Lissa Schuman, Mara Kassoff, Nicole Miller, Nikki Levine, Phil Hankin, Sharon Papo, Stephanie Levin, Susan Kitchell
Adam Reingold, Ariana Estoque, Cindy White, Darren Schwartz, Deb Phillips, Devra Aarons, Erica Hymen, Jamie Simon, Jennifer Condon, Morgan Blum, Taylor Epstein, Zephira Derblich-Milea
BASIS - The Israel Education & Engagement Initiative in Bay Area Day Schools.
Click here to learn more.
NESS - Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools - a three-year synagogue initiative.
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Israel Education Initiative
Provides opportunities for educators to broaden their knowledge, deepen their engagement, and instill a strong bond with Israel - all essential to creating an enduring Jewish identity and a strong sense of Jewish peoplehood among their students.
The Initiative offers professional development, seminars in Israel, Living Bridge connections, cultural activities, curricular material, speakers, exhibits, and other learning opportunities.
Visit http://www.israelcentersf.org/education/index.asp for details.
Contact Ilan Vitemberg, 415.751.6983 x 149.