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 past fall we had a joint resource-sharing webinar with the ECE-RJ focusing on Creating a Culture of Faculty Appreciation, as well as a session on Preparing for Hanukkah. In that same spirit of collaboration, this spring we will partner with the CCAR for two programs: one on Creative School Models in Small Congregation, and the other with the Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate, for a conversation called WHAT Did You Just Say To Me?, about responding to challenging or inappropriate gender-based situations at work. Our own Rabbi Stan Schickler offers an orientation to ARJE Placement as well as a helpful primer on Contract Negotiations, and Rabbi Nicki Greninger and Vanessa Ehrlich will facilitate different book group discussions. Click here for dates and details for each webinar.
This year we are proud to roll out two new initiatives: First, a new Professional Learning program this year, an ongoing Torah Lishma cohort group facilitated by Rabbi Ariel Boxman and Rachel Petroff Kessler, which will launch in January 2020 at our Annual Gathering! Second, ARJE is now partnering with the USCJ and Reconstructing Judaism on the New Directors' Institute, a boot-camp style summer program for educators in new positions, coming July 2020!