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Archive for December, 2013

NATE Milestone Awards – NATE wants to honor your milestone achievements!

Posted on December 29th, 2013

If applicable, ARJE will be delighted to celebrate this special time in your career as a Jewish educator.  As has become our custom, each year, we honor ARJE educators who have reached 13, 18, 25, 30, 36, 40, 50 years or retirement as an educational leader, and those of you who are about to retire […]

Annual NATE Yad b’Yad Award – Now is the time to submit your program!

Posted on December 29th, 2013

Are you doing innovative work in Israel Education? Receive recognition from ARJE and elevate the learning of your colleagues.   Applications are now being accepted for the Yad b’Yad Award for “An Innovative Approach to Integrating Israel into the Curriculum”, to be presented at NATE’s Spring Kallah in Chicago, IL, March 20-22, 2014. Please go to the link below […]

Update from the Communications Team

Posted on December 3rd, 2013

Greetings from NATE’s Communications Team. We hope you have enjoyed receiving NATEnow. (A big thank-you goes out to Rachel Margolis, executive director of Community Midrasha in Durham, North Carolina, for putting it together each month.) NATEnow is the place to share your personal and professional milestones, submit great writing of interest to NATE’s members, or […]

All You Need is Love… And a Rubric

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

All You Need is Love… And a Rubric

by Melissa Werbow and Yael Silk Do your kids love Jewish learning? How do you know? What does it look like? Imagine a world in which religious schools don’t just work toward goals like inspiring a love of Jewish learning, but also assess their classrooms to determine if they are achieving their goals.

Spring Kallah Update

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

Spring Kallah Update

We have 38 people registered so far for the ARJE kallah in Chicago in March. Is your name on the list? We are looking for people that are doing innovative Israel  education in their institutions that we can spotlight during the conference.  If you have an idea, make a short video and submit it to […]

A Dose of Ingenuity and Strategic Action Can Take Us Far

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

I recently began a monthly women’s Torah study group here at our congregation in Fresno, CA. After a couple years of getting to know the community, and after a few passionate requests from women in the congregation, I sought the support of the rabbi (my husband) to offer a Torah study as part of the adult learning offerings in the congregation.

The invitation to join the study group was met with unprecedented enthusiasm.

Relational Judaism: A Conversation with Dr. Ron Wolfson

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

Relational Judaism: A Conversation with Dr. Ron Wolfson

Save the date for our next Continuing Education webinar, Meet the Author with Dr. Ron Wolfson. Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dr. Ron Wolfson will present on Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community.

Addressing Teen Sexuality: Taking the Next Steps

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

Dozens of NATE educators and other colleagues participated in our most recent Continuing Education webinar, “Addressing Teen Sexuality,” with Youth Development Specialist Mara Yacobi, MSW, LSW, of JLove and Values. To continue the conversation, Mara has provided both excerpts from her presentation as well as a list of resources for NATE educators.