At the opening gathering of Hillel Internationals Circles of Educational Excellence

Initial Meeting of Hillel International’s Circles of Educational Excellence [Throwback Thursday]

In December, immediately prior to Hillel International’s General Assembly, I took part in the first meetings of the first cohort of Hillel International’s Circles of Educational Excellence. Beginning on Sunday night with some introductory activities, the group got going in earnest on Monday morning, continuing on through mid-afternoon. Consisting of the executive directors and rabbis/Jewish READ MORE

With Rabbi Daniel Levitt

Hillel Institute 2013 [Throwback Thursday]

With the current Summer Hillel Institute taking place at the moment, I figured this would be a good opportunity to share some of how I was enriched from taking part in this professional development gathering.* The clear highlights for me were attending Rabbi Daniel Smokler’s sessions.  He did one with a bunch of Jewish educators, READ MORE

Attendees

Convening on Post-Birthright Israel trip Engagement

Last week, I attended a Birthright Israel NEXT Western Regional NEXTwork Convening in Southern California, designed for Jewish communal professionals who work with young adults. The convening, which took place at The Ranch of the Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas on 16-17 June, focussed on engaging post-Taglit-Birthright Israel participants and encouraging their involvement in Jewish life. READ MORE