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Archive for May, 2014

Stand Up and be COUNTED in NATE’s annual campaign!

Posted on May 12th, 2014

During the period between Pesach and Shavuot, while we are counting the omer, NATE is embarking on a new annual campaign: we are counting ourselves. We are asking members to give just $18 and tell us why you are proud to be counted as a member of NATE. In the first week of the omer, we have heard from so many members – but we want 100% participation in this campaign. Donations and pledges may be made online at
http://natenet.wufoo.com/forms/nate-201314-annual-campaign/.

Jewish Educators Learn at Beit T’shuvah

Posted on May 12th, 2014

Jewish Educators Learn at Beit T’shuvah

Beit T’Shuvah and the Leadership Institute, a former joint initiative of the NYSOE of HUC-JIR and the Davidson School at JTS, funded by the UJA Federation of NY, joined together this April for the inaugural training program for Addiction First Responders, a course created by Beit T’Shuvah’s Elaine Breslow Addiction Institute to train first responders in the community.

NATE’s Corps of Experts

Posted on May 12th, 2014

Over the last several months, the NATE leadership has been in the process of setting up a partnership with the URJ Knowledge Network that will provide consultation and guidance to congregations seeking support in areas of Jewish education. We reached out to you, our members, to build our NATE Corps of Experts, a group of people with whom the Knowledge Network staff can confer, get input, and together shape responses given to inquires that coming into the URJ.

#ShehecheyanuMoment: NATE’s First Virtual Plenum

Posted on May 12th, 2014

The NATE virtual plenum, held online on May 10th was the place to be!

The NATE Leadership continuously strives to bring more members into the work of our organization. Amongst many efforts in place to achieve this goal, the board determined that it would be worthwhile to hold NATE’s annual plenary meeting virtually, as opposed to just for those in attendance at the annual professional development gathering.

NATE Summer Series

Posted on May 6th, 2014

For us educators, our summers are filled with tightening and retightening the nuts and bolts of the schools we administer. Sometimes, to ensure that the foundation of our schools are intact, we need to put a new coat of paint on our walls and replace some of the fixtures. This summer, NATE is offering four opportunities for educators to replenish their toolboxes and prepare for the year ahead.

Update from the President: On Working Together

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Update from the President: On Working Together

This week I had the great pleasure and good fortune of listening to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks twice. The first was a large community gathering that was actually hosted by a local Catholic University. His message was about what it takes to heal a fractured world. He asked us to remember each of us has […]

Launching the Youth Census

Posted on May 6th, 2014

The URJ – together with ARJE and other affiliates – is embarking on a youth engagement census (Early Childhood through High School) that will allow Movement and congregational leaders to make better, more informed decisions about programs and funding. Please complete the census questionnaire by May 30th. www.urj.org/cye/census

NATE & Ziknay NATE Retirement Taskforce Survey

Posted on May 3rd, 2014

We are happy to announce NATE’s latest task force, in partnership with Ziknay NATE, about Educators and Retirement. We are looking forward to exploring this important topic and ultimately creating a list of resources and suggestions for educators and their institutions around the subject of retirement. In order to begin our research, we are asking […]