Posted on December 3rd, 2013

Update from the Communications Team

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 to tell us about an interesting book we should know about. Also, you can add your (Jewish education-related) blog to our blog roll.

To add your voice to this monthly email, simply click here to draft a submission. (Easy, right?)

Other Communication from the Communications Team

The ARJE website is in the process of being redesigned and rebuilt. Christina Broussard, Assistant Director of Religious School at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey is our webmaster and Josh Mason-Barkin, Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Emanu-El in San Jose, California is our technical advisor and internet guru. The ARJE Leadership Team has been working on what we should include in the website. If you would like to add your voice, we invite you to visit our current site at Click through the different areas of the site with a critical eye. Is there something that you wish the ARJE web site could do to better assist you in your work or your career? Send an e-mail to Christina Broussard at with your comments and suggestions.

Join the great online exchanges about Jewish education and ARJE activities as well as post questions to colleagues on the ARJE Facebook group. This is a closed group for ARJE members only and it has become the place where a robust conversations take place. Go to and ask to be added to the group, or friend Ira Wise and ask him to add you. Also, the NATE-list is still active, thanks to our moderator, Rena Kaufman. Both are great ways to stay connected to ARJE members.

Here’s to staying connected –

ARJE Communications Team Co-Chairs

Debra J. Siroka, RJE
the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of
the American Jewish Archives
Cincinnati Ohio; and
Director of Congregational Learning
Temple Beth-El, South Bend Indiana

Ira Wise, RJE
Director of Education
Congregation B’nai Israel
Bridgeport, Connecticut