The ARJE offers a range of professional learning programs for our members and the larger Jewish educational community: Webinars, in-person gatherings, and cohort learning. Our monthly webinars take several different formats and address the breadth of our members' interests. Building on last year's popular Resource-Sharing Webinars, we offer opportunities for members to exchange ideas and share programming materials with each other. This year we are proud to offer an ongoing Torah Lishma cohort group facilitated by Iris Koller and Rachel Petroff Kessler.

On Wed, February 10 and Thursday, February 11, 2021, the ARJE is co-sponsoring, with Jewish LearningWorks, a two-day learning experience "Leading Change with a Creativity Mindset," featuring Dr. Miriam Heller Stern and ARJE Past President Rabbi Dr. Laura Novak Winer. Jewish Learning Works is the San Francisco Bay Area's central agency for Jewish education, so this program is oriented primarily to educators in the Bay Area. Registration is open to all ARJE members regardless of geography; however, you will need to obtain your own materials for the kintsugi art project.

How do you take a cataclysm and make it a catalyst? We believe the answer to this question involves engaging in creativity as a means of making transformational change. Join the Rhea Hirsch School of Education of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s leadership team for a two-day learning experience on leading change in these challenging times. We will use hands-on creative processes and change theories to explore leading change — in ourselves, our institutions and communities, and in society. This series is designed for leaders and teachers in Jewish educational settings.

Together we will:

  • Reflect on the process of creativity and how it serves as a means for making transformational change.
  • Engage in Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery, in order to explore how things are broken and repaired, and how it relates to our work as Jewish educators.
  • Integrate the process of creativity and the steps we need to take to enact the societal, personal, or professional change that calls to us.

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Professional Learning sessions are offered to members of the ARJE, with advance registration. Look for registration links in ARJEachshav newsletter emails.