Jewish Learning Venture of PA Now Accepting Applications for Cohort II: LeV: Getting to the Heart of Jewish Education 2013-2014
Source: Jewish Learning Venture
The Jewish Learning Venture of PA is now accepting applications for Cohort II: LeV: Getting to the Heart of Jewish Education 2013-2014. The goal of LeV is to guide congregations in rethinking and transforming the Jewish learning experience for elementary school age students and their families.
In August of 2012, the Jewish Learning Venture launched “LeV: Getting to the Heart of Jewish Education,” currently being piloted in four congregations in the greater Philadelphia region: Adath Israel, Beth El, Ohev Shalom and Temple Sholom. The goal of LeV is to guide congregations in rethinking and transforming the Jewish learning experience for elementary school age students and their families. Congregations spend the first year of LeV designing new educational models, publicizing the models to the congregation, and developing the necessary resources (financial, teaching, curricular, etc.) to implement their new programs for at least 20% of students in September of 2013. Each congregation creates an “Ometz Team” made up of congregational professional and lay leadership, in which best practices in innovative congregational education are used as templates to design models tailored to the needs and goals of each congregation. The Ometz Teams are facilitated by consultants from Jewish Learning Venture who work to guide the process and provide individual coaching to team leaders and members. In addition, Jewish Learning Venture hosts teleconferences with congregations around the country who have implemented new educational models and cross-congregational network meetings for all Ometz Team members on key topics such as marketing, communications, technology and assessment.
Apply now to be a participant in Cohort II!
Click here to read the LeV Mid-Year Evaluation Report.
Applications are due no later than June 5th.