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Archive for August, 2014

Fall Mini Course

Posted on August 13th, 2014

Save the Dates! Continuing Education Committee offers Fall Mini-Course: Non-School-Based Models of Jewish Education: Wednesdays, November 5, 19, Dec. 3 From camps, projects, family programs, quests, and more, many alternative models of learning within the synagogue structure have emerged over the past 20 years. In this three-session series, we will uncover the history of these […]

The Educator’s Toolbox

Posted on August 13th, 2014

This summer, NATE’s Continuing Education Committee reached out to educators and helped them fill their metaphorical and physical “toolboxes” as they began to prepare for the new school year.  In four engaging sessions, participants had the opportunity to explore new ways to integrate Jewish values in the classroom, identify how the camp experience could be incorporated […]

Operation Protective Edge – A Virtual Conversation

Posted on August 13th, 2014

As I write this article, Israel and Gaza are in the midst of a seemingly successful 72-hour cease-fire. (May it continue to be so!) We have a couple days to catch our breaths, to perhaps slow down and relax from the barrage of news, endless posts back and forth on Facebook and Twitter, and from the alerts ringing on our phones. This was not the case on Friday, August 1st, when 50 people gathered together in virtual conversation with Rabbi Josh Weinberg, ARZA President and Lori Sagarin, RJE, educator at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, IL and a past president of NATE, to talk about the situation in Israel and how we can address this topic with the students and families in our institutions.