Our JTEN Educators (from left): Gabe Grossman, Amy Geboff, Rabbi Joshua Neely, Cantor Kim Singer, Rabbi Hillel Skolnik, Dr. Sheryl Sacharoff.

 

JTEN Educators Religious School Teachers Workshop

Sunday, Aug. 13
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Maitland

 

The Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN) Educators invite Central Florida religious school teachers to a special workshop starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, Congregation Ohev Shalom. The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with professional development, training and networking.

This workshop is a collaborative effort between the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando and the JTEN Educators of six synagogues: Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Congregation of Reform Judaism, Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, Temple Israel and Temple Shir Shalom.

 

Workshop Schedule:

9:00 a.m.: Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:15:  Ice-breaker activity by grade

9:30: Welcome by Rabbi Hillel Skolnik

9:45: Workshop 1*

10:30: Workshop 2*

11:15: Roundtable Discussions by Grade

12:00 p.m.: Concluding Remarks & Presentation of Professional Development Certificates

12:05: Breakout Sessions / Lunch

 

* Teachers can choose from 2 of 6 workshops when registering. Workshop topics include:

 

  • Teaching Jewishly: Building Community & Meeting Needs
  • Teaching Hebrew Beyond Aleph Bet
  • Utilizing Madrachim
  • Teaching as a Practice, Not as a Skill
  • Using Creative Arts to Complement Teaching
  • Working With Students Who Have Experienced Trauma


This event is offered free of charge, but registration is required.

Click here to find out more and to register!

 

 

A heartfelt thank you to the Lee and Jerry Zoldan Charitable Foundation for sponsoring our 2017 JTEN Educators Religious School Teachers Workshop.


 

JTEN: Our Commitment to Jewish Teen Education

JTEN offers grants to synagogues and community agencies that provide Jewish educational opportunities for teens, Communitywide Teen Education Days, resources and networking opportunities for Jewish educators, and grants for organized teen Israel trips made possible by the Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund. 

Fall 2016 Grant Recipients

In its third year, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN) has awarded more than $18,000 in grants to eight synagogues for formal Jewish teen educational programming:

 

"B’Yachad: A Collaborative Program of Jewish Arts, Learning and Service.” (Temple Shir Shalom and Temple Israel)

  • Each month, B’Yachad participants will explore a Jewish value over two sessions. One session will focus on the arts; the second will take teens out into the community to participate in social action projects. Both sessions will be grounded in Jewish text study.

 

"Religion, Music, Technology and YOU!" (Congregation Beth Am)

  • Popular music and media can be a useful educational tool, tapping student enthusiasm while reinforcing Jewish teachings in both a formal and informal manner.  This course of study will mix Torah-based interactive programs with music, lyrics, videos, technology, and media as triggers for discussions and activities.

 

"Planting Trees and Drawing Circles: Building a Jewish Future and Changing the World" (Congregation of Reform Judaism)

  • This project will engage teens in Project Based Learning using text study and student cooperative learning. Teens will work together to design a learning project of their interest, which will benefit the community in a significant way.

 

"Dinner, Daber & Dvar" (Congregation Ohev Shalom)

  • The program begins with dinner, followed by Hebrew through song, and then discussion of a different Judaic topic each semester. Now in its third year, DDD’s overall theme this year is Ahava (Love) Wins, The program provides participants with a foundation grounded in Jewish text and law, why we answer the call to action, and opportunities to act on this knowledge.
     

"Judaism and Self Expression through Art" (Temple Israel)

  • Judaism has a long history of expression through many artistic mediums. This has captured and inspired the yearning of our spirits. Over four months, teens will be exposed to examples of Jewish expression, and then asked to create their own. They will work with four different types of art.

 

Shir Shalom Mitzvah Mavens (Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo)

  • Helps teen deepen their understanding of the Jewish commitment to social justice and social action. Each session will have a study component and an action component.

 

"Khan M'dabrim Ivrit" (Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation)

  • This program will focus on teaching our students to speak Hebrew using a program called Ulpan-OR, which combines in-class and learning at home in a way that allows each student to progress at his/her own pace.

     

Our JTEN Educators

The engine that keeps the Jewish Teen Education Network running is the JTEN Educators Committee:

 

Gabe Grossman

Amy Geboff

Rabbi Joshua Neely

Cantor Kim Singer

Rabbi Hillel Skolnik

Dr. Sheryl Sacharoff

 

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    For more information on JTEN programming and the 2nd Annual Communitywide Teen Education Day, contact Jennifer Cohen, JFGO’s Director of Outreach and Engagement, at 407-621-4039 or jcohen@jfgo.org.

    For more information on JTEN programming and the 2nd Annual Communitywide Teen Education Day, contact Jennifer Cohen, JFGO’s Director of Outreach and Engagement, at 407-621-4039 or jcohen@jfgo.org.

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