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Online Sessions for NewCAJE 2010

Sunday August 1st

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

 

12:00 PM- 2:00 PM –----------------------- Lunch

12:00 PM- 5:30 PM –---------------- Registration

2:00 PM-5:45 PM-------NewCAJE Music Seminar

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM –------------1.5 Hour Sessions

2:00 PM- 6:00 PM –---------------------------Expo

3:45 PM- 5:15 PM –------------1.5 Hour Sessions

5:30 PM -6:30 PM ----------------MAKOM Session

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM –-------------------------Dinner

7:45 PM--------–------------------ Mincha/Ma’ariv

8:15 PM- 8:30 PM ---------Opening Ceremonies

8:30 PM- 10:45 PM –-------------- Main Concert

11:15 PM- 12:15 AM –----------------Late Night

12:30 AM- 2:00AM –----------------- After Hours

 

 

Sunday August 1st, 2:00PM-5:45PM             

NewCAJE Music Seminar

SAC

            Peter and Ellen Allard, Cantor Jeff Klepper, Rabbi David Paskin and special guests.

Join with cantors, songleaders and musicians to celebrate the power of music in Jewish Eduation! Learn new repertoire and skills.

2:00PM-3:15PM NewSONGS (Repertoir session)

3:15PM-4:30PM NewSKILLS (Guitar and music skills)

4:30PM-5:45PM NewSPIRIT (song-share and rehearsal for evening program)

 

 
 

Sunday August 1st, 2:00PM-3:30PM             

 

Do not read `your children`, instead read `your builders` (Pirkei Avot 6:2)

How you and your students can help build the Jewish library of the future
Rm 101
                  Efraim Feinstein


This session will explore how the values of openness, sharing, and community can build new resources that benefit the entire Jewish community and that make material available for students to creatively engage with Jewish texts.  It will also discuss the practical aspects of what an educator needs to know now about sharing material to prepare for the Jewish library of the future, and how technologists and educators can cooperate to make new Internet-based resources that reflect these values.
 
 

Sex, Booze, and Lies...in the Torah!                 

Rm 103                      

            Marilyn Z. Fine

Our most sacred text is replete with narratives that would make a tabloid writer blush!  From Adam and Eve in the Garden to Judah and Tamar, Noah to Joseph, the Torah tells it like it is.  But what do the Rabbis and Commentators do with these texts?  Participants in this session will have the chance to find out.                 

 

 

This is Not a Post-Zionist World: A Look Back at the Great Thinkers                   

Rm 105                      

            Dan Brosgol

The writings of the great Zionist thinkers still inform our visions of Israel, education, Judaism, and identity.  Looking at Alkalai, Herzl, Ha’am, Gordon, Kook, and Jabotinsky allows us to look at Israel and Judaism today with additional perspective and the ability to synthesize recent history with their words.  We will look at texts, learning activities, and the later works and thinkers who were inspired by the original Zionists as we reflect on how they have affected us to today.             

 

 

Recruiting and Retaining Committed School Leadership               

Rm 107                      

            Robert            Evans

Jewish schools increasingly look to expand the corps of volunteer leaders but who make the best volunteers . . . and why?  Where can we turn to recruit committed leaders?  What resources already exist that help train leaders?  What is the relationship between volunteer leaders and school staff and faculty?                

 

 

My 3-year-old LOVES his Tefilin: How establishing an atmosphere of Kavod helps our children and their parents form a positive relationship with both God and their community               

Rm 109                      

            Eitan Gutin

From an early age our children know that boundaries have been established between places where it is OK to be a normal toddler or preschooler - the lobby, a play room, Tot Shabbat - and places where a child may be welcome as long as she does not act her age. By building these walls between young children and their community are we making outreach to the same children tougher in the future? This session is primarily for synagogue educators and will be a discussion of whether or not we show proper kavod to the youngest members of our communities and practical ways to both encourage a relationship with God from an early age and make the toddler set (and their parents) feel more welcome in our congregations.            

 

JEWISH SONGS I NEVER TAUGHT MY MOTHER                 

Music Room (Second Floor)                       

            Paul Levenson

My mother never taught me a single Jewish song while I sat on her knee! Neither did my Bubbie. I had to learn the Hebrew and Yiddish ones on my own. As a Rabbi I started writing my own songs. Sadly, I never taught any to my Mom. “Shabbat is Coming”, “Bible Stories”, “Jewish Genes Song”, “Getting Old”. Over the years, thousands have listened, learned, and taught these songs to their kids and adults. Come! Enjoy! Then teach!              

 

 

SheheHeyanu Word Play: Translation by (Insert Your Name Here)             

Rm 113                      

            Natasha Nataniela Shabat

Do you understand every word of the SheheHeyanu?  In this interactive workshop we'll examine the familiar blessing up close, study three Hebrew verbs from its text, and find deeper understanding of Jewish gratitude for "Being Here Now." Apply innovative techniques learned here to explore the nuances of this and other Hebrew blessings and texts.               

 

Harnessing Your Passions to Wake Up Your Students                    

Rm 115                      

            Alan            Rosenberg

Even good textbooks can turn kids off. Participants will learn to transform their own passions into absorbing curriculum. They will learn about the Holocaust Mock Trial curriculum Alan Rosenberg has honed over the last decade. Then they will participate in a hands-on session to create curriculum tailored to their own skills and enthusiasms.   

 

Listen to Our Mentors:  Young Adults Tell the Stories of Experienced Jewish Educators                 

Rm 205                      

            Jennifer Zunikoff

Young adults will interview experienced Jewish educators to discover the highlights of their lives as Jewish people and Jewish teachers. Jennifer Zunikoff will coach the young adults as a group and individually as they prepare stories about their new mentors. On Wednesday, the young adults will perform their stories for NewCAJE participants. NOTE: This Session is Attendance by Invitation Only            

 

 

 

Sunday August 1st, 3:45 PM-5:15PM                       

 

 

New Ceremonies and New Ceremonials                         

Rm 103                                  

            Irene Helitzer           

From Carmitzvahs to Miriam's Cups - how our traditions have expanded!  As never before, our communities are coming together to participate in innovative new ceremonies that emphasize our commitment to and concern for each other.  In this session we will discuss recent developments in our expanding tradition and the opportunities that await us.                           

 

 

Putting the Tzedek Back into Tzedakah                              

Rm 105                                  

            Leora Koller-Fox     

Why perform community service/ social justice/ tikkun olam/ tzedakah? And what are all these terms anyway? We'll go over the four basic ways to address a societal problem and how to get your students actively engaged in the issues at hand. I will give you a sample text study, a real-world case study, and teach some tips for reflection-based discussions. Whether you organize the community mitzvah day at your synagogue, are looking to create a curriculum for your youth group students, or just want to explore your own connection to Tzedakah, this session is sure to help you on your way.                             

 

How Should We Teach Rabbinic Literature, and Why?                             

Rm 107                                  

            Jon Levisohn         

In a recent article, I proposed that there are 10 distinct orientations to the teaching of rabbinic literature.  Through discussion and text study, this session will introduce the idea of a teaching orientation, consider the menu of orientations, and begin a process of critically examining our pedagogical choices in the teaching of this material.                                  

 

Hot Topics: Teaching the Halachic Process to Teens through Medical and Sexual Ethics                        

Rm 111                                  

            Chaya Oliver 

This session is intended for Jewish high school – day or supplemental, community or congregational – administrators and teachers who want to engage their students in the halachic process through serious discussions about Big Ideas that are relevant to teenagers today.  During the session you will participate in a model lesson on abortion, brainstorm the benefits and challenges of teaching such a lesson in your school, and explore some teaching models that lend themselves to discussions about hot topics.  You will go home with a list of hot topics (some of which you will help generate during our session together), a CD of selected texts for some of theses topics (geared towards the Conservative Movement), a list of resources on Jewish medial and sexual ethics from the perspective of all three major movements (Reform, Conservative and Orthodox), and a general outline of how halachah works.                        

 

 

Family Education 101 completed… Now how do we reach the next level?                 

Rm 113                                  

            Joyce Siegel 

So you’ve implemented some Jewish Family Education programs but feel like it is not enough to empower families to go home and feel comfortable celebrating Shabbat or holidays.  You worked really hard to teach the families but many times feel that you have only scratched the surface.  Join Family Educator, Joyce Siegel, in this interactive session as we share our best and worst Family Education programs and explore ways in which we can bring Family Education to the next level.                          

 

 

Early lessons from a community-based, collaborative, supplementary middle school

Rm 115                                  

            Rachel Silverman and Samara Katz

Makor is an innovative and collaborative approach to Jewish middle school education, launched two years ago, built on the success of the Boston-based Prozdor. In the fall, Makor will encompass four synagogues and about one hundred 6th and 7th graders. The students split their time between their synagogue schools (Tuesday afternoons) and the larger Prozdor community (Sunday mornings). This session will aim to share some of our successes and challenges with this program, as well as offer tips for creating a similarly modeled school in other communities.                          

 

 

Goal! Not soccer – student learning!                               

Rm 205                                  

            Anna Salomon         

There are many things we strive to help our students improve – both academically and socially. Unfortunately it isn’t always what we want that matters. But with goal setting we can help students improve in what matters to them – and us. This session will take you through the process of goal setting in my classroom and how it changed student learning.                                 

 

 

How to Teach a Book                                   

Rm 101                                  

            Peter A. Stark          

We often teach psukim - verses, but how often do we teach whole books? It's much easier to create lessons that are smaller in scope, but it's the bigger ideas that we're aiming for, or should be. How do we help students to study a whole book? What tools can we place in their hands for seeing larger structures, along with those that help to analyze smaller structures?                              

 

Did you ask a good question today? Teaching your students to find contemporary meaning in the Torah                              

Rm 207                                  

            Ronni Ticker 

Looking for new ways for your students to engage with Torah? This workshop discusses techniques for teaching tweens to adults different ways to tease out meaningful messages for 21st century lives. The session is designed for educators teaching middle schoolers, high schoolers and adults in formal and informal educational settings.                                  

 

Sunday August 1st, 5:30 PM-6:30PM                       

 

MAKOM Session – Come Feed Your Soul Before Dinner!

      

Sunday, 5:30PM-6:30PM

Main Lobby

MAKOM Kehillah (a place of community): Gather together with Cherie Karo Schwartz, Goldie Milgram, Jeff Klepper and Nancy Katz to build a NewCAJE community. A story, a game, a blessing or two and a community art project with Cray-pas and silk will open the inaugural of NewCAJE.

Sunday Evening

SUNDAY OPENING NIGHT @ NewCAJE

8:30 PM – 10:45 PM

Black Box Theater

 

It’s a tradition, the first night. We come together from cities and towns near and far. We sing, we laugh, we dance, we dream.  The many become one.  Remember the old, celebrate the new. Our program begins with song, led by a musical coalition of cantors, rabbis and songleaders.  We will hear stories from two of our favorite tellers, Penninah Schram and Cherie Karo Swarz. Featured musical performers include Rabbi Larry Milder, Julie Silver, Kol B’seder, and Yom Hadash. Our MC is one of today’s hottest Jewish standup comics, Joel Chasnoff.

 

SUNDAY LATE NIGHT      

11:15 PM - 12:15 AM

Black Box Theater

The Music Continues: Song Jam

           

11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

SAC

Not Ready For Bedtime Players: Storytellers

Hosted by Janie Grackin and Dante Gordon

           

11:15 PM – 12:00 AM

Outside (weather permitting) or Dining Hall

Israeli Dancing

 

AFTER HOURS

12:30 AM  - 2:00 AM

Kumsitz

North Campus Dorm D Lounge

 

NewCAJE Café and Bar

North Campus Dorm B Lounge

Monday Morning August 2nd

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

 

7:00AM- 8:00 AM --------------------Shacharit or Yoga

7:30 AM- 9:45AM -------------------------------Breakfast

8:30 AM- 11:30 AM ---------------------3 Hour Sessions

8:30 AM- 10:00 AM -------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

10:15 AM- 11:45 PM ------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM ---------------------------------Expo 1

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM --------------------------------Lunch

1:15 PM- 6:00 PM -----------------------------------Expo 2

1:00 PM- 2:30 PM ----------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

2:45 PM- 4:15 PM-----------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

4:30 PM- 6:00 PM ----------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

6:00 PM-----------------------------------------------Mincha

6:00 PM- 7:30 PM -----------------------------------Dinner

7:30 PM- 8:35 PM -------------------------------------Panel

8:35 PM- 9:00 PM ----------------------Dessert Reception

8:50 PM-----------------------------------------------Ma’ariv

9:15 PM- 11:00 PM --------------------------Main Concert

11:00 PM- 12:15 AM ---------------------------Late Night

12:30 AM- 2:00 AM -----------------------------Late Night

 

 

 

Monday August 2nd, 7:00AM-8:00AM

 

Morning YOGA

Gym (Lower Level)

            Melissa Kurtz

Come join us for some Jewish music and chant, while we  stretch, strengthen and breathe with yoga movement.  Find out how a little yoga in the morning will help you sit and focus through the rest of the day at the CAJE workshops. This class is open to participants at all levels and experience. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

 

 

 

Monday August 2nd, 8:30AM-11:30AM                     

 

 

Should your early childhood Jewish program include infants and toddlers?       

Rm 205                                  

            Mary Lou Allen       

Thinking about including infant and toddler care to your EC program? It is more than just adding cribs and a changing table. This session will explore the practical and theoretical and Jewish aspects of infant toddler care. Using infant toddler best practices integrated with Jewish values can help your program and your host institution thrive.                         

 

 

Wither Israel Education?                           

Rm 207                                  

            Philip Cohen and Elisheva Cohen

The two presenters, father and daughter, are both engaged in Israel education. It is their intent, through utilizing a newly created curriculum, to raise questions about the means of telling Israel's story, particularly in light of the emergence of such things as J Street, and the recent article by Peter Beinart in the New York Review of Books                         

 

 

Where Ethics and Emotions Meet History: An Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves in a Jewish Setting                                   

Rm 209                                  

            Shira Deener

Through experiencing what it means to teach "Facing History", participants will gain an awareness of some of the essential educational components of a Facing History Journey with a specific focus on the theme of "choosing to participate". Videos and texts will be used to model the integration of history and ethics.                                                 

 

 

Jewish Values through Storytelling: A Kaleidoscope of Tale-ing                

Black Box Theater                       

            Peninnah Schram      

Session Description: participants will explore Jewish values in stories and develop storytelling skills and approaches to teaching by engaging with master storytellers. Beginners and experienced educators and clergy will discover jewels in sacred and modern tapestries of tales.               

 

 

Hebrew Calligraphy Workshop                             

Art Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Jane Trigere

Participants will learn how to learn any new font by seeing how one font works. Starting with Yod, Vuv, Resh, Hey and so forth and ending with the two oddballs, Tzadi and Alef, the letters are learned incrementally through their parts. Precision, patience, breathing, and focus are practiced. Learning to center the body, to see the black marks as well as the white spaces that are formed with each stroke, to refine the eye, and to understand the letters' relationships to each other...these are the skills the participants will take home with them.       

 

 

 

 

Monday August 2nd, 8:30AM-10:00AM                     

 

 

 

The Jewish Perspective on Living with Depression                            

Rm 101                                  

            Zvi Bellin  

In this session we will explore, through text and experiential practices, how the wisdom of the Jewish tradition can support us in coping with feelings of loneliness, meaninglessness, and other emotions associated with depression. Special focus will be given to creating safe space for learning about vulnerable mind and emotional states. We will look at depression narratives in biblical and rabbinic literature and discuss the teachings that they offer us. Breath work, guided meditation, and other Jewish contemplative practices will be introduced as ways of preparing for and dealing with depression. Participants must arrive on time for this workshop.                              

 

 

Hebrew School of Rock                                                                   

Music Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Adam Davis  

The Jewish Prayer Service is a rock concert.  And rock concerts now have Jewish prayers.  We channel out inner Ned Schneebly to bring Rock into the Hebrew School classroom and demonstrate how Jewish prayer is cool, relevant and rockin’.  We’ll cover lyrical and musical examples covering 50 years of Jewish influenced rock music, from Dylan to Phish to Sway Machinery.  In the process, Jewish liturgy and ritual will gain new contexts.                                 

 

 

The Bible Doesn't Say That: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning                                

Rm 105                                  

            Joel Hoffman         

From misrepresenting the Ten Commandments to turning courtship into a felony, bad translations of the Bible have led millions of people astray. Psalm 23 isn't about a shepherd, and the v'ahavta isn't about the heart.  Learn the fascinating story of what happened and discover the truth behind these and other common passages from the Bible.                                

 

 

Moving Beyond Peanut-Butter & Jelly: Jewish Service-Learning 101                        

Rm 107                                  

            Rachel            Meytin

We will begin this session with a brief overview of Jewish service-learning as a pedagogical tool for engaging our students in new and exciting ways to learn. Service-learning is pedagogic tool that can be utilized in any learning setting – from elementary students to your adult education and family programming, from the formal day or supplemental school classroom to the youth group or JCC! We will then delve right into ways to make this type of learning happen in your classroom. Participants will leave the session with activity and lesson ideas and new resources to try out right away.                          

 

 

Using Cooperative Learning Techniques to Engage Students and their Parents in Exciting Joint Educational Experiences                          

Rm 109                                  

            Al Treidel

Cooperative Learning is a powerful educational tool to maintain students as active learners. We will engage in Cooperative Learning activities demonstrating how parents and students can learn and challenge one another in important Jewish learning in an interactive and enjoyable manner. The group will brainstorm these strategies for their classes.                                   

 

 

From Glee to Grey’s: Using popular culture to discuss serious subjects         

Rm 111                                  

            Liz Singer 

How many times have you walked in the classroom and been shocked at the conversations the students are having?  The images we see on television, movies and in our everyday lives are inevitable.  How can we use these influences to create conversations instead of perpetuating the problem?  Every image affects us for better or worse, address the prejudices that we have and learn how to alleviate them utilizing the very thing that creates it.  This session is a great way to engage students of any age using the media that they are already interested in.                           

 

 

Rethinking Retirement!                          

Rm 103                                  

            Ahouva Steinhaus        

How can we plan for the future we would like to create for ourselves in the midst of uncertainty? What practical tactics and strategies will help us get where we want to go? What new vision can we imagine that would allow us to have enough to live a life that would be satisfying and meaningful to us, regardless of our current age or circumstances?

Discussion and small group exercises.                                

 

 

ONCE UPON A TIME TO COMFORT: JEWISH CHILDREN AND GRIEVING   

Rm 113                                  

            Rachmiel Tobesman   

Coping up with the death of a loved one is hard enough, but dealing with it as a child is even harder.  Many Jewish children don't understand the grieving process and are thrust into a world of shiva, levaya, and kaddish causing them even more confusion and frustration.                              

 

 

It's Kitah Vav and Chaim Can't Read Hebrew!                                

Rm 213                                  

            Diana Yacobi and Lily Yacobi

Built backwards from Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the goal of the session is to address Hebrew reading difficulties that persist into sixth and seventh grades.  The session will address key issues in reading acquisition, and present techniques developed in the curriculum to improve retention, accuracy and fluency for Hebrew reading.                                  

 

Cooking in the Early Childhood Classroom                

Rm 115                      

            Paula Hoffman

In a very big bowl dump 1 cup of pre-literacy skills, add 1 cup of pre-math skills, sprinkle in some science, add a dash of each of the five senses.  Mix it all together.  Pour it into a baking dish, bake slowly for 10 months.  How to create cooking experiences that invite young children into the kitchen and provide an opportunity for them to begin a project and enjoy the end results.

 

The Unappreciated Torah: Judaism's "Oral" Tradition


211
Dov Goldberg
For liberal and traditional Jews alike, this course will begin by examining the theology and way of thinking of the classical rabbis. It will then consider the ancient nature and necessity of oral tradition (esp. through the example of Shabbat). Finally, it will explore making Oral Torah equally Torah in the classroom, alongside the Written Torah.
 

 

Monday August 2nd, 10:15AM-11:45AM                     

  

 

Groovin’ To the Music, Movin’ To the Beat: Songs & Movement for the Early Childhood Jewish Classroom


Music Room (Second Floor)
                Peter & Ellen Allard
Singing and moving go hand in hand. The synergy created when they are combined produces an effect truly greater than the sum of their individual parts and provides children with one of the most powerful ways to learn. Join Peter & Ellen as they teach you about the effects of music and movement on cognitive, language, social-emotional, and physical development. By doing so, you will have the opportunity to catapult your teaching to a whole new level. And you’ll also learn a whole bunch of Peter & Ellen’s Jewish songs!

 

 

NEGOTIATING THE DMZ: DIVINE MUSIC ZONE                        

Rm 211                                  

            Mark Bloom

From the days of early temple life to the current IPOD age, sacred Jewish music has taken on a great many forms and styles. Content and presentation have inspired endless debate. Is there a way to align the diversity of Jewish music sensibilities into mutual respect? Explore the valley between the Hava Nashira and the Hazzanut mountain ranges.                        

 

 

CHILD SACRIFICE; CHILD ABUSE OR DESTINY                             

Rm 101                                  

            Jay Brand 

Through the use of Bibliodrama we will explore the white fire between the black print of the biblical story of the Sacrifice of Abraham and Isaac- we will create Midrash from different viewpoints. Emphasis will be upon finding who we are in the story. This workshop is meant for all levels of expertise and ability and adaptable for any age group.                        

 

 

The Breidner Linguistic Method - Read Hebrew in One Day.                          

Rm 107                                  

            Sam Breidner         

The Breidner Linguistic Method enables anyone who can read their native language to read another language without memory or study. Individuals begin to read Hebrew on the very first day. Copies of the Psalms - Breidner Linguistic Method Edition - will be available along with accompanying CDs to demonstrate how learners accomplish immediate Hebrew literacy, without study or memorization, through reading English.                                  

 

 

How to Implement the Mitkadem Program Successfully                          

Rm 109                                  

            Jennifer Goldfarb      

This class will cover Mitkadem basics as well as adaptations that we have made in our program. It will also give participants a chance to brainstorm together.                                 

 

 

Keeping Our Yiddish Culture Alive: Connection with Our Heritage Through Cooking, Music and Bissle Culture                                 

Rm 103                                  

            Marcia Gruss Levinsohn and Sandra Ceilia Schwartz

We will learn about the role of food in our Ashkenazic heritage, connect on line with current and ancient Yiddish resources, songs, recipies, and taste a "pareve maykhl" or two.                            

 

 

How Special Needs Impacts Learning and Behavior and What You Can Do About It        

Rm 111                                  

            Sandy            Miller-Jacobs

Participants will learn about a variety of special needs and how these diagnoses affect learning and behavior.  Strategies will be examined that help educators increase their effectiveness so that students can be more successful.  Consideration will be given to the typical characteristics presented by students with mild to moderate special needs.                         

 

 

What Box? Why a Box? Beyond "Out of the Box" Creative Thinking Techniques for Finding New Solutions to Old Problems                                   

Rm 113                                  

            Deborah Riegel          

Get ready to discover and exercise your creativity muscle! In this interactive, practical and fun session, educators, administrators, and others will learn to use four powerful creativity tools to break current patterns of less-productive thinking, amp up their teaching, improve their interpersonal relationships, and many more applications.                           

 

 

Harei At, I Do… but in Cyprus or Israel?                       

Rm 115                                  

            Alex Schindler        

Exploring Marriage & Civil Unions in the Holy Land…How does the marriage process work in Israel?  Who can marry & who can’t?…Why might halachic marriages be important?  Why not?…Should same-sex unions be legalized? In this session, we will explore the system that governs the marriage process in Israel.  We will go behind the scenes with Rabbinate officials, meet the founders of Tzohar and Itim and hear from a range of Israelis who argue both for and against the current system. *Featuring a preview of the Faces of Israel documentary*

 

 

Winged Listeners: Young Adults Share the Stories of Holocaust Survivors      

Rm 105                                  

            Jennifer Zunikoff, Tova Tennenbaum, and Emily Gray

"Oral History of the Holocaust" -- students from Goucher College will perform stories of Holocaust survivors. Jennifer will share the coaching techniques she employs to help students confidently create and perform.  Participants will practice coaching techniques and will discuss how oral history and storytelling can be used in the classroom.                              

 

Monday Lunch Sessions

Monday Lunch 11:30AM-12:00PM

Move and stretch with Judith Black

Meet Outside the main entrance

 

Monday Lunch 11:30AM-12:00PM

Young Professionals Lunch

Bring your lunch to the SAC for an OPEN SPACE  discussion on your questions about Jewish Education with other Young Professionals.

Monday Afternoon, August 2nd

Monday August 2nd, 1:00PM-2:30PM                       

 

Torah Alive! An Experiential Approach to Teaching Torah to Young Children,      

Rm 101                                  

            Lorraine Arcus           

Torah study will come alive for young learners as they become active participants in the Torah lessons by creating simple scenery, props, and costumes, and taking part in developmentally appropriate multi-sensory related activities. Come ready to role-play, and create costumes, props, and projects related to Torah study for young children.                                 

 

Visual Prayer                                   

Music Room                          

            EJ Cohen 

Prayer reaches each of us in different ways: logically and emotionally, through music, touch and movement. EJ will introduce and expose you to a powerful new way to experience prayer through the use of American Sign (ASL) and Israeli Sign (ISL). You'll leave with "hands-on" new skills to visually enhance worship for you and your community.                            

 

Reflections on a Career in Jewish Education                 

Rm 103                      

            Cherie            Koller-Fox

You are invited to reflect with me on your experiences working in Jewish education--the good and the bad. What have been the highlights of your work? What have you learned that you would like to see passed on to the next generation of Jewish educators? What insights do you have about working conditions in the field (salary, benefits, retirement etc.)  and what do you think are the changes worth fighting for?                 

 

The Bible and the Environment: Timeless Messages for Our Time                              

Rm 105                                  

            Michael Cohen           

This session will explore the many timeless and important environmental lessons of the Bible. This session will be text based looking at various passages through an environmental lens. This session will be based on classes that Rabbi Michael Cohen has taught on this subject at Green Mountain College and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies                       

 

Awkward. Turtle.: Addressing Sex and Sexuality with Teens in the 2010s                   

Rm 107                                  

            Emilia             Diamant        

Between Facebook, “sexting”, and ever-changing slang, today’s teens are inundated with messages about their bodies and sex. This session will address some of the new trends in teen sexuality, and help educators to create programming that helps their youth talk about sexuality in a comfortable and safe space. We’ll examine a few helpful Jewish sources, look at a couple of example programs, and troubleshoot issues that may arise when teaching.                                 

From The Yiddishe Mama to The Nanny: Acculturation, Resistance and Stereotypes of the Jewish Woman                                 

Rm 109                                  

            Sasha Goldberg        

From 1929 to1956, Getrude Berg portrayed Molly Goldberg on The Goldbergs, which ran first as a radio show, and then as a nationally televised "situation comedy" for its last ten years. In these twenty-seven years, Berg introduced audiences all over America to the original Yiddishe Mama: Yiddish-accented,  nurturing, funny, fat, kind, and always cooking. Four decades later came the next nationally televised Jewish woman: Fran Drescher as The Nanny. Airing from 1993-199, The Nanny was nasal sounding, often whined, took care of the kids, was funny, skinny, sarcastic, and always dieting. We will begin by watching clips of The Goldbergs and The Nanny, and follow with a discussion about these two representations of Jewish womanhood in light of the larger acculturation, resistance, and stereotype of the Jewish Woman in America.                                 

 

I Am Teacher Hear My Voice                         

Rm 113                                  

            Janie Grackin          

As technology becomes more sophisticated, children are losing their ability to listen and comprehend. Listening skills can be developed by teachers who are trained in using their voices to share stories in a way that engages the students' imagination and builds relationships with the story characters.                                

Putting the Hebrew back in Hebrew School: Why Hebrew Schools Don't Work and How We Can Fix Them.                             

Rm 115                                  

            Joel Hoffman         

In 1988, the Board of Jewish Education in NYC discovered the astonishing fact that students don't learn more Hebrew by going to Hebrew school more. You'll find out why, and learn how to apply that knowledge to make your own Hebrew program more effective."                               

 

A School for the Whole Synagogue: Techniques for Including the Students Who Are Already With Us & Those Who Should Be                   

Rm 205                                  

            Anne Johnston         

Students with learning disabilities are a reality in the religious school classroom. It falls to the classroom teacher to include these students. This workshop is for practicing techniques to create an inclusive classroom.  Bring your experiences, your challenges--this workshop is about making YOUR classroom work for YOU and ALL your students.                                 

 

Teach With Tech: Engage Students, Parents and Colleagues Online and In Real Time                        

Rm 207                                  

            Mike Kanarick         

Strengthen educational communities with simple digital technologies. Educators are having greater impact with online tools to offer homework help, showcase student/class projects, communicate with colleagues, create group learning, collaborate with teachers, design educational games and tikkun olam projects, engage with schools in Israel, and more.                          

  

High-Tech Hebrew Learning                               

Rm 209                                  

            Terry Kaye   

Experience exciting new developments in digital Hebrew learning. Learn how SmartPhone apps, PowerPoint and SMARTBoard programs, Skype, and Hebrew software expand learning time and make learning Hebrew convenient for students and their families. See a demo of the award-winning Alef Bet Quest. Complimentary book-and-CD sets will be distributed.                             

 

Completely Reframing Jewish Education                             

Rm 211                                  

            Goldie            Milgram        

Come experience one unit of a new paradigm Jewish school - where self-driven learning prepares students for important communal roles as authors, comics, musicians, dancers, artists, playwrights, composers, organizers, activists, journalists, storytellers, and much more! Students become motivated, engaged, and deeply centered as Jews.                          

 

Coming of Age during the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now: A Curriculum for Middle School and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Age Students                                

Rm 213                                  

            Paul Radensky        and Allison Farber

Coming of Age presents the stories of 13 young people who lived during the Holocaust and accepted new responsibilities for themselves and their families. Studying these accounts, students will consider what coming of age means today. Teachers will learn how to implement the curriculum and will preview the website making program available worldwide.                              

 

Standing on One Foot: The Mini-MBA for Jewish Educators                             

Rm 215                                  

            Deborah Riegel          

If you're too busy with the business of Jewish education to keep up with the business section, then this session is for you! Deborah will distill and deliver the best tips in management and communications from business gurus Ken Blanchard, Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Covey, and more, and demonstrate how to apply them to your life and work.                        

Teaching the Civil War in a Jewish setting -- A session to prepare educators for the150th anniversary of the War Between the States.                        

SAC (see map for details)                              

            Jonathan Sarna           

The 2011 begins America's commemoration of 150 years since the Civil War.  How should the Civil War be taught in the Jewish classroom?  In this session, Professor of American Jewish history Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis University  talks about Jewish aspects of the debate over slavery, the battle to change a law restricting chaplains to people of "some Christian denomination," and the shocking "General Orders #11" in which Ulysses S. Grant expelled Jews from his warzone.                                 

 

Monday August 2nd, 2:45PM-4:15PM                                  

 

MAKOM Session – Come Feed Your Soul!                            

 

Main Lobby

MAKOM Kadosh (a place of holiness): Anan Ha-Kavod—Listening Within, Between and Beyond with Goldie Milgram. If you like, come and find a quiet resting place for your soul amidst the chaos of a NewCAJE conference. Take a moment to feed your soul with Torah, Song and Silence.  

 

 Heeb Hop Workshop


Music Room (Second Floor)
      Rakia Shemaya
This intro to free styling, break dancing and writing rhymes will explore the connections between Jews and Hip Hop and also incorporate tips on how to teach such skills to young people and how to respond to conflicts that typically arise when teaching these skills. We will move through a discussion of ancient oral history, experientially learning about the powerful tradition of the spoken word as it’s evolved into Jewish Hip Hop.
 

GOD TALK, IN THE CLASSROOM, WITH CHILDREN OF INTERFAITH FAMILIES                        

Rm 101                                  

            Lev Baesh 

THIS SESSION BEGINS WITH AN EXERCISE ON UNDERSTANDING OUR OWN GOD CONCEPTS AND THE GOD CONCEPTS OF CHILDREN.  WE WILL THEN LOOK AT WAYS TO INTRODUCE GOD TALK IN THE CLASSROOM INCLUDING BOOKS, STORIES, PERSONAL STORIES, AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS.                          

 

Israel as HaMakom                             

Rm 103                                  

            Dan Brosgol          

When teaching about Israel in a formal setting, talking to youth and parents about Israel trips, or looking at our own relationship to Israel, what forms the root of our beliefs? What kinds of values are we imparting to our youth about Israel?  This session will provide you with some goal-setting and values clarification exercises as well as texts for thinking more deeply about Israel, focusing on the idea of HaMakom as it appears in the Biblical narrative and some of the writings of A.J. Heschel.                          

Listening: Collecting and Using Qualitative Data for Program Evaluation

Rm 105                                  

            Shirah            Hecht  

The session will have three components. 

(1) Brief introduction to best practices and value of qualitative data collection through semi-structured interviews.  (2) Participants will conduct three brief interviews on a single topic, at the session itself.  (3) The group will debrief on the methods, value and insights gained from the interviews.             

This is Your Brain on Hebrew: What you have to know about how people of all ages learn languages.                             

Rm 115                                  

            Joel Hoffman         

"What happens when a child's brain learns Hebrew?  What about a

teenager?  Or an adult?  Why is studying at night more effective than studying during the day?  And how can we use this information -- and much more -- to improve our Hebrew schools?  If you are designing a Hebrew program, teaching in one, or if you're just curious, this is for you!"                               

B'nei Mitzvah Havurah - transforming the b'nei mitzvah family's experience through education and friendship                             

Rm 107                                  

            Janis Knight

Bar/t mitzvah time can be a transformative experience for a family, but it requires careful shepherding. We have crafted a 6 session learning and bonding experience for our b'nei mitzvah families that is relevant to their needs, educational and allows them to support one another through a joyous and challenging time. We'll share materials & ideas.                                  

 

Boker Tov Yaladim: Spoken Hebrew in Kindergarten-2nd Grade Supplemental School Classrooms                           

Rm 109                                  

            Chaya             Oliver 

This session is intended for supplemental school administrators and teachers (Grades K-2) who wish to integrate spoken Hebrew into their curriculum.  Non-native Hebrew speakers welcome!  During the session you will explore fun and exciting ways to introduce spoken Hebrew into the classroom using games, the model of Hebrew opening circle, and interactive flashcards.  You will leave this session with methods and technique that, in as little as 30 minutes a week, can give your young students a rich and valuable spoken Hebrew experience, even if you are not a native Hebrew speaker yourself.                                 

Gossip and Early Childhood Staff                           

Rm 111                                  

            Sherrie Rose Maleson

Participants will learn what gossip is, the characteristics of gossip, what we gossip about, why we gossip, the value of gossip, and how to manage gossip.  Gossip includes everything from light, informal conversations to sarcastic side remarks.  Gossip can be managed by developing a positive belief that workplace gossip can be eliminated and by providing employees with training about the negative effects of gossiping and what can be done to prevent it.  I hope people will walk out of this session feeling that there are good and bad types of gossip and that they can help prevent bad gossip in their workplace.  This session is geared to leaders in Jewish Early Childhood Education, but the principles can apply to leaders in any area of Jewish Education.  There will be a handout provided of the PowerPoint presentation used for the session.                                  

 

Living the Legacy: Teaching about Jews and the Civil Rights Movement                 

Rm 205                                  

            Emily Scheinberg     

"Social justice" is a buzzword in the Jewish community, but how much do our students really know about the rich legacy of American Jewish activism? This session will highlight the stories of Jews who have brought Jewish values to bear on American problems. We will explore creative strategies for integrating historical sources into Jewish education.                               

 

PUTTING THE ORAL TRADITION BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM                   

Rm 113                                  

            Peninnah Schram      

Stories and storytelling are powerful tools for teaching. In this workshop, Peninnah Schram will explore Jewish oral tradition and sources of Jewish stories, illustrate effective storytelling techniques for telling through non-threatening participatory creative dramatic exercises and share ideas of integrating stories within the classroom and life.                                  

 

Want more from a school Tzedakah program than just putting coins in a box? Want to create little menschen in your pre-school, religious or day school?  Then Beit Issie Shapiro's Milestones Program is perfect for your school!                          

Rm 207                                  

            Debbie            Dyner Harris and Edward Ward

Let Beit Issie Shapiro's Milestones Program help you create a unique hands-on tzedakah program to educate students of all ages about Special Needs and diversity, the value of tzedakah, and how they can make a real difference, all while creating a strong connection to Israel.  We work with you to create your program, tailored to each school's needs.                        

 

Monday August 2nd, 4:30PM-6:ooPM                       

Totally Terrific Tot Shabbats, from Challah to Havdalah!                        

Music Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Lisa Baydush         

Early Childhood Music Specialist, Lisa Baydush, will share tips and techniques for successful Shabbat programming for Shabbat Sings, Tot Shabbats, Pajama Havdalah, and Havdalah in the classroom.  Learn how to develop a service that allows for moments of joyful (and noisy) singing as well as quiet reflection (yes, even with tots).  Bring a recorder!                                 

Leadership- Tools to Create an Effective and Motivational Team                         

Rm 103                                  

            Aaron Bregman         

This presentation will focus on the major principles of leadership and how they can be applied making a positive impact in the Jewish world. The one hour seminar will focus on personal stories v. theories, communicating through art, motivational speeches and more. Leadership training is extremely important for young professionals to direct their students to reach out and experiment with new ideas and strategies. Participants should be able to take away primary examples of leadership development and learn how to inspire the future leaders at their schools and campuses.                        

 

Celebration or Nightmare? Teaching Special Needs Bar/Bat Mitzvah                                

 Rm 101                                 

            Deborah Brodie         

The joy of celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah can be enhanced when the student has special needs.  In this session, you will learn the adaptive steps necessary to achieve the simcha.                                   

 

Rabbis, Rugelach, Rastas and Reggae                                   

Rm 211                                  

            Adam  Davis  

Reggae wasn’t the first music to appropriate Jewish imagery, but it is the most widely appreciated.  The connections are as little understood as Rastafarian culture itself, but are its ties to Judaism more than skin deep?  And how is reggae itself being re-appropriated by Jews to deepen appreciation for Judiasm?  We’ll cover the timeline and some of the notable figures of Jewish Reggae and some of the lessons it can teach us a bit about our own identity.                           

Teaching Jewishly                                

SAC (See map for details)                              

            Joel Grishaver        

An exploration of how Jewish values influence education. By using Jewish sources as a foundation, Joel looks at how one creates a classroom and other learning environments based on respect and dignity, that facilitates growth, esteem, and community, and that makes the process of Jewish education an expression of the Jewish message.                                 

 

Bringing services to life with stories, drama, and movement!                            

Rm 105                                  

            Jordan            Hill     

All too often young Jews find services to be a drag.  Yet storytelling and drama games not only make services fun and exciting but also help children connect to the essence of prayers.  Jordan Hill will share stories and activities that he has collected and developed for participants to take home and bring a range of major prayers to life.                        

 

The Lie That Tells A Truth: Teaching Writing To Jewish Teens                        

Rm 107                                  

            Jonathan Papernick    

Come to this workshop and learn Papernick’s techniques for creating personal stories, constructing narrative, and how to hone your craft as an emerging writer. Papernick will share some of his favorite tried and true writing exercises.                                

 

The Jewish Imperative of Creativity: A Vision for Jewish Education                 

Rm 109                      

            Danny             Lehman

Creativity is at the center of Judaism according to two giants of 20th century thought, Mordechai Kaplan and Joseph Soloveitchik. We explore the commandment of creativity as understood by these thinkers and discuss the implications of this powerful idea for Jewish education and life in 21st century America.                                             

 

Making S.P.A.C.E in Your Service Programs                              

Rm 111                                  

            Rachel            Meytin

This presentation will present PANIM’s signature approach to civic action: the SPACE acronym. Using the SPACE acronym (direct Service, Philanthropy, Advocacy, Community organizing, and social Entrepreneurship) can help professionals and participants alike expand their thinking about service. The presentation is comprised of two segments. First, the SPACE acronym is presented through an interactive power-point presentation. We will give examples of each component and how it might be implemented. The second portion of the presentation will have the group work together to apply the SPACE acronym to a series of issues/topics (identified by the group).  Through this session, participants will learn how to use the SPACE model to expand their understanding of civic action. The SPACE model can be used as a teacher’s guide or as a way to broaden students’ understanding of action. This program can be adapted for participants of all ages and backgrounds and can be used for all service experiences.                            

 

Healthy, Engaged Jewishing Creating Life-Long Connection - Discover the B'nei Mitzvah Family Adventure Process                                  

Rm 113                                  

            Goldie            Milgram        

Refreshing family and student-centered principles and methods for the years leading up to b'nei mitzvah will ensure you cultivate the meaning, practice and spirituality of Jewish living for all involved. Tested in doctoral research and continually found to be 93% effective with families across the spectrum of Judaism. Come experience this approach.                                

 

Mikva! As a fountain of Hope and Happiness for every man and woman! For me too!                           

Rm 205                                  

            Imanuel Ravad

The word Mikva has in Hebrew only two meanings: an “Assembly of Water” and “Hope!” What is the connection between these meanings, and how does it become a most moving and uplifting experience for every man and woman, and for me personally? The first experience of Adam and Eve outside of the Garden of Eden was the Yerushalayim Shilo’ach Spring Mikva immersion. Why they did not go instead for a tour of their magnificent newly discovered World? Mikva is an answer to the question: Are we in this world as Owners or as Guests?                                  

 

Laboring over Lesson Plans? Secrets for Success!                                 

Rm 115                                  

            Dina Schiff 

Lesson Plans can be so tricky: How do you write them? How do you know how much time an activity takes? How do you cover everything? What if you didn’t plan enough? In this session we will look at a lesson plan template used in most school districts and learn how to apply it to a Jewish setting; we will learn how to write (and measure) goals and objectives in order to “prove” we are teaching “everything” in the curriculum; and  we will learn what to do if we are left with down time (that time when some students have completed their work, and behavior seems to deteriorate) and how to plan to avoid it in the first place! Appropriate for teachers, people who train teachers, and anyone who writes a lesson plan.                            

 

Just the P'shat: How Students Get It Wrong

Rm 207                                  

            Paul Solyn  

Interpreting a Torah text begins with the p'shat, the plain sense, but beginning students are prone to misreadings. We'll study the approaches of Saadia Gaon and R. Ishmael to interpreting texts, analyze typical misreadings using the Practical Criticism of I. A. Richards, and develop strategies for leading students to more productive readings.                                 

 

What's A Wimpel and how you can wrap a family together                                 

Art Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Jane Trigere

Participants will learn the history of Wimpels and how to create family education time creating one for each up-coming bar/bat mitzvah kid or creating one for the class community.   The instructor will illustrate the historic styles of Wimpels, the modern adaptations, and quick and easy methods for managing the whole process.  Parents and children together would talk about their hope for the future and would incorporate them into or around the wimpel blessing.  Alternatively, this could be designed just for the parents since Wimpels were traditionally made by the mother in honor of the child.                          

Global Poverty and Fair Trade from a Jewish Perspective: Bringing it to the Classroom                            

Rm 209                                  

            Molly Zeff    

This session will explore Equal Exchange's curriculum on poverty and Fair Trade from a Jewish perspective. Students will study ancient and contemporary Jewish texts on poverty and apply them to issues such as global inequality and farmers' rights. The workshop will focus on teaching students to view these issues through the lens of Jewish values. 

 

  7:30PM-8:35PM

MONDAY: NewCAJE Inaugural Event

Dining Hall

This will include a tribute to Experienced Jewish Educators, a discussion about the future of NewCAJE, a vote on whether or not to establish NewCAJE as a membership organization.

Monday Evening

MONDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT @ NewCAJE

 

9:15 PM – 11 PM

Black Box Theater

 

Music is food for the soul. Like vitamins and minerals, we need it to survive. At NewCAJE we provide a daily dose of music, from the comfortably familiar to the shockingly new. Jewish music, in all its richness and variety. This evening’s program offers a bounty of flavors for the mind, sustenance for the heart and soul, guaranteed to last a full 24 hours!

 

Act One: Singer-Songwriter Round Robin

We thought of calling it the NewCAJE Folk Stage, but this is what it is: seven great singer-songwriters, seven unique and contemporary musical visions. Featuring Mark Bloom, Sue Horowitz, Rabbi Larry Karol, Michael and Helene Kates, Eric Komar, and Rabbi Larry Milder, with Peter Allard, MC.

 

Act Two: Heeb Hop with Rakia

Give a warm welcome to Boston’s own Rakia Shemaya. She uses reggae, rap and hip-hop to spread her message of Jewish education, spirituality, and understanding throughout the world.  Hers is a new voice and a new sound that must be heard. Following her brief performance at NewCAJE, she is headed to the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center where she’ll be featured at the First Annual Jewish Women’s Music Festival.

 

Act Three: Klezwoods (Not your Grandparents’ Klezmer!)

It’s a Jewish-jazz-Balkan-world-ethnic-fusion party when Klezwoods hits the stage. Violinist Joe Kessler’s handpicked ensemble of virtuoso musicians from the rock, klez, jazz, and world-music scenes will sweep you off on a carpet ride from Istanbul to Odessa to Sarajevo…via Coney Island. PLEASE, NO DANCING IN THE AISLES. (Just kidding.)

 

MONDAY LATE NIGHT

11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Black Box Theater

Klezwoods continues

 

11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Singer-Songwriter Round Robin continues (Hosted by Michael Kates)

Gann Main Lobby

           

11:15 PM – 12:30 AM

SAC

Stories and Songs to Enrich Your Soul

 

11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Outside (weather permitting) or Dining Hall

Israeli Dancing

 

 

AFTER HOURS

12:30 AM  - 2:00 AM         

Kumsitz

North Campus Dorm D Lounge

 

NewCAJE Café and Bar

North Campus Dorm B Lounge

Tuesday Morning, August 3rd

Tuesday August 3rd, 2010

 

7:15 AM- 8:15 AM --------------------Shacharit or Yoga

7:30 AM- 9:45 AM ------------------------------Breakfast

8:45 AM- 11:45 AM ---------------------3 Hour Sessions

8:45 AM- 10:15 AM -------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM ------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM -------------------------------Expo 1

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM --------------------------------Lunch

1:30 PM- 6:15 PM -----------------------------------Expo 2

1:30 PM- 3:00 PM ----------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

3:15 PM- 4:15 ----------------------------Shalvah Sessions

4:30 PM- 6:00 PM ----------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

6:00 PM-----------------------------------------------Mincha

5:45 PM- 7:15 PM -----------------------------------Dinner

7:15 PM- 8:20 PM -------------------------------------Panel

8:25 PM- 9:00 PM ----------------------Dessert Reception

8:45 PM-----------------------------------------------Ma’ariv

9:15 PM- 11:00 PM --------------------------Main Concert

11:00 PM- 12:15 AM ----------------------------Late Night

12:30 AM- 2:00 AM -----------------------------After Hours

 

 

Tuesday August 3rd, 7:15AM-8:15AM                       

 

Morning YOGA

Gym  (Lower Level)

            Melissa Kurtz

Come join us for some Jewish music and chant, while we stretch, strengthen and breathe with yoga movement.  Find out how a little yoga in the morning will help you sit and focus through the rest of the day at the CAJE workshops. This class is open to participants at all levels and experience. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

 

 

Tuesday August 3rd, 8:45AM-11:45AM                     

 

Are There Jewish Artists; Is There Jewish Art?                           

Art Room                               

            Laurie             Bellet  

Jewish art experiences need not be limited to challah covers and seder plates any longer! Layer your students’ art experiences with new discoveries and connect them more intensely to Judaism by using art works by artists of Jewish heritage (Yes, there are many!) as your inspiration. Using the art curriculum at Oakland Hebrew Day School as a model, Laurie will introduce you to a number of artists, whet your appetite and get you started in your own classroom. With the lesson plans provided, your own ideas about what constitue “Jewish art” will be transformed. Using friendly, familiar materials, you need no prior knowledge or art background to begin your own journey into the world of the “Jewish” artist!                         

 

Who's my God?                          

Rm 205                                  

            Philip Cohen 

Using biblical and rabbinic texts, students will work in hevruta to ascertain the notions of God contained within those texts.  This will comprise the first half of the class.  In the second half, students will use those learnings to piece together a (very) preliminary theological sketch of that resonates with them personally.                              

Facespace? Twooter?: Effectively Using Social Media Jewishly                                

Rm 207                                  

            Emilia             Diamant        

The new frontier is here, and it is the internet. By exploring some well-known social media and introducing some new ones, this session will explore ways to utilize the web in your educational setting. Through resources from Jewish professional “techie” organizations and anecdotal evidence, we’ll learn to use some of the sites and how to build up your own social media network.                                                                     

 

How To Develop a Comprehensive Religious School Curriculum While Professionalizing an Instructional Staff                           

Rm 209                                  

            Al Treidel

This workshop will provide the educator with a step-by-step approach necessary for building a comprehensive curriculum for his/her religious school. Among the topics covered will be curriculum mapping, developing community consensus, staff training, textbook selection, and the actual steps necessary to guide a staff to write curriculum components.                           

 

 

Tuesday August 3rd, 8:45AM-10:15AM                     

  

Music That Rocks the Preschool Classroom                            

Music Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Lisa Baydush         

Join Early Childhood Music Specialist, Lisa Baydush, for a song-session of dynamite songs that really rock with preschoolers and early elementary students!  Learn teaching techniques that make the songs accessible and engaging, and revitalize your music repertoire.  Come prepared to sing and be silly, and don't forget to bring a recorder!                              

 

The Challenge of Change:  Tales of Transformation for Forgotten Populations  

Rm 101                                  

            Dante Gordon           

Who do we forgotten to help learn?  Rebbe Schneerson taught "No Jew left behind."  Hear tales - and tales ABOUT the tales - that a storytelling rabbi brings to prison inmates, mentally challenged adults and teen addicts.  Powerful lessons help us see optimism in difficult situations, leading to changing our own lives and empowering others.                       

 

10 Tefillot In A Hat - 1000 possibilities                          

Rm 103                                  

            Eitan Gutin  

There is a hat full of Tefillot, a hat full of topics, and a hat full of potpourri. With 1000 possible combinations no one knows which cards your team will get. In our short time together we will create 10 brand new short lessons covering 10 different Tefillot and how to teach them to teens. Along the way we will discuss the challenges involved in creating a spiritual community for adolescents while examining different successful models for making those divine connections happen. This session is appropriate for anyone who has struggled when trying to put together teens and Tefillot.                             

 

Teaching the Holocaust as a Holocaust Legacy Partner                                  

Rm 105                                  

            Debbie Coltin 

Using survivors' testimonies, interviews and artifacts, educators will learn how they can become a Holocaust Legacy Partner to enrich their teaching of the Holocaust when survivors are no longer here to bear witness to the Holocaust.  Participants will see a Holocaust Legacy Partners presentation using a survivor's photos and diary.                          

 

Frame your day… and theirs                         

Rm 107                                  

            Rachel            Meytin

Get the best of both worlds: we’ll start off this session with a bit of Torah L’Shma – (learning just for the sake of learning), looking at some textual challenges to our usual assumptions about our responsibilities to others. Then, we’ll dive wide -- we’ll share some of our favorite texts to use in service or service-learning situations, as well as a range of examples of how to use text efficiently and creatively. Expand how you think about text in your setting, whether you work with elementary students or adult education and family programming, from the formal day or supplemental school classroom to the youth group or JCC! We’ll explore resources for finding the perfect text for your next project as well as compile favorite resources from participants. If you have a favorite text or resource for text, please bring it to share!                         

Teaching the Art of Living a Mitzvah-Centered Life                        

Rm 109                                  

            Goldie            Milgram        

"I'm a good person, so what's the purpose of being Jewish? It's just not meaningful to me." The answer isn't always evident, so here is an innovative, fulfilling approach involving 40 mitzvot central to teaching and living a meaningful Jewish life.                             

Brilliant on the Bimah (Or Anyplace You Stand): How to Present with Power, Passion and Practicality                           

Rm 111                                  

            Deborah Riegel          

Are your students sleeping? Is your congregation catatonic? If so, you are missing the chance to engage, educate and inspire your listeners. Learn to quickly craft presentations that help listeners connect with and retain key messages. Organize your ideas instantaneously, think on your feet, and develop powerful prepared presentations.                         

 

Why Are the Leading Western Buddhist Jews? A History of the JuBu Phenomenon and Its implications for the Future of Judaism.                           

Rm 113                                  

            Rosie Rosenzweig    

Buddhist meditation centers on both US coasts have been founded by Jewish teachers; Even the ranks of monastics are replete with Jews.  Why?  This session will describe the different mindsets and how the spread of Buddhism is reviving the Jewish Mystical Tradition.                                

 

THE IMPACT OF USY INVOLVEMENT IN THE 1980'S ON ADULT JEWISH IDENTITY                            

Rm 115                                  

            Michael Schatz           

Based on a survey administered to adults in their 30s-40s who were USY members in the 1980s, I will present findings compared to various national surveys of Jewish identity which indicated a strong impact on adult Jewish identity of experiences in high school that included a combination of formal and informal educational experiences.                            

  

Israel in Jewish Identity: Strengthening our Connection                           

Rm 213                                  

            Todd Young 

The session will focus on the connection of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, as reflected in culture, prayer and rituals.  The discussion will focus on the importance of the Land to Jews around the world throughout time and how this bond can be strengthened.                          

 

  The Fundraising Toolbox for 2010 and How to Plan for Success . . . From Events, Grants, Individuals, Corporate/Business Donors, and On-line
 

Rm 215
           Robert Evans
Fundraising has become increasingly competitive; therefore, developing and implementing viable strategies is critical. We’ll consider carefully how to incorporate different types of fundraising efforts to avoid mistakes, maximize resources, and secure precious dollars. What are donors are seeking? How can you take advantage of social media (especially Facebook and Twitter) . . . and should you? Are special events cost-effective? What qualities of volunteer leadership should you look for and who should be on your committees? How do you recognize donors? This provocative session will provide answers to these and other questions as a fundraising specialist makes himself available to address your questions and offer insights.

 

Tuesday August 3rd, 10:30AM-12:00PM                     

 

 Guitar Master Class


Music Room (Second Floor)
                Larry Milder
Learn new Jewish tunes and guitar skills that you can use to make many songs sound and work better for groups. Focus on new music by Craig Taubman, Rick Recht, Sababa, Mah Tovu and Michael Ochs. Both flatpicking and fingerpicking styles will be taught. Bring your guitar and a recording device. Skill level: Can play barre chords and use a flatpick. 

Valuing Values                                   

Rm 103                                  

            Idie Benjamin        

Gemilut Hasadim is a core value of Judaism. eow do we make it an organic part of an Early childhood education classrrom. How can we make acts of kindness exciting, relevant, and as appropriate as everything else we do? In this session I will share a preview of a book on this subject to be published by Torah Aura. We will discuss how to make values an integral part of a child's life, and how to involve their families in this important undertaking.                             

CREAM FILLED CHOCOLATE JOURNEYS                         

Rm 101                                  

            Jay Brand 

Stories created from our life experiences can be one of the most profound teaching tools we have; they humanize us to our students, convey history ignored by texts and create a shared palate from which people learn. This is a completely interactive session- bring your memories and I'll bring the box.                                    

All about the Conversos - The Newest Members of our Congregations                        

Rm 105                                  

            Andree Brooks

"The Conservative Movement passed a resolution last December encouraging member congregations to create educational programs that help to integrate these individuals to our congregations as they increasingly return to Judaism. Other movements are likely to do the same. These are the descendents of the forced converts from the 15-16th centuries, many of whom now live in the southwest, Mexico, and South America as well as other parts of the U.S. This workshop will provide a sample lesson for six graders and above, and a deeper history lesson for the teachers. What are their issues? How should we treat them? As converts? As people returning to their rightful heritage?"                               

  

STEALING? THE BLESSING                           

SAC (see map for details)                              

            Everett Fox     

We will read, slowly and carefully, one of the great biblical stories, Isaac’s blessing of his two sons in Genesis 27. We’ll focus on the unfolding of the text, and its use of repeating words and textual echoes, in  order to understand what makes a Bible story tick. And we’ll discuss the moral dilemmas raised by this family tale.                  

Project Based Learning for the Jewish Religious School                       

Rm 107                                  

            Ruth Weiner Harris

The participants will receive and accomplish a specific assignment: 4th grade Synagogue Project including research, discussion and synthesis into a synagogue built by the student. Motivational and recognition techniques will be demonstrated. The idea will then be generalized to other project plans and the students will brainstorm their own ideas.                          

 

Iaspire                                   

Rm 109                                  

            Yechiel Hoffman         

How has changing dynamics in education and Jewish living forced a redefinition of goals for the 21st Century Jewish student? This session will explore our aspirations for the Educated Jew. Looking at the impacting forces, such as technology, DIY Judaism, nondenominationalism and furthering assimilation, will foster a conversation on how those aspirations must change to keep Jewish education relevant and vital. Using Avi Chai's "Our Aspiration for Jewish Youth" as a starting point, this session will allow educators, administrators and lay leaders to reflect and critique current outcomes, as well as develop new responsive aspirations for our personal and institutional needs.                         

 

God on my iPod - Popular/Secular songs as texts for talking about God    

Rm 213                                   

            Lawrence Karol          

Sometimes there are popular/secular songs we have listened to on the radio, on record albums, on CDs, and now, on our personal music players, that touch upon Jewish views of God or reflect on the role of God in our lives. We will listen to and comment on selected songs and while, hopefully, offering an opportunity to share what is one your iPod!                         

Talking about God with Young Children                               

Rm 111                                  

            Sherrie Rose Maleson

Participants will learn how to communicate with young children about God.  Young children are at the earliest stages of spiritual development and have an evolving sense of God.  It is our job to create a comfort zone in which to talk about God.  I hope people will walk out of this session feeling able to encourage children to develop their own opinions and feelings about God.  This session is geared toward Jewish Early Childhood Educators.  There will be a handout provided with examples of how to talk to young children about God and a couple of God-related songs that can be used with young children.                                 

Jump Off the Page: How to use Storytelling Effectively                             

Rm 113                                  

            Cindy Rivka Marshall           

How do you move from reading a story - to making it come alive for your listeners?  Come away with another tool in your toolbox to help bring narratives to life and relate material in an engaging, creative way. All participants will have a chance to tell and listen. Build your confidence to put down the book and tell a story.                         

From “Learning About” to “Becoming” Israel: Understanding Israel as a central component of Jewish Education                             

Rm 211                                  

            Aliza Goodman       

In this session, we will discuss the difference between teaching our students about Israel and helping them to “become” Israel by providing opportunities to develop personal connections to the people and the state. We will begin by exploring our own assumptions about the role of Israel in Jewish identity development, asking ourselves critical questions about our personal connections to Israel and expose how our assumptions impact the way in which we teach. Critical to this workshop will be the exploration of how the learner engages with different the approaches of “learning about” and “becoming”.                         

Wanna be a wizard? Creating positive and successful students by exciting and educating them through games and races                          

Black Box Theater                       

            Deborah Tarasow Salomon and Chava Mirel Severino

Everyone wants to be a Wizard. We will teach educators how to create their own successful students by giving them concrete tools to excite and educate their students. Every educator will walk away with new and exciting methods to enhance their class. We will play games and races in this session by splitting up into color war teams.    

 

Tuesday Lunch Sessions

 

Tuesday Lunch 11:45AM-12:15PM

Move and stretch with Judith Black

Meet Outside the main entrance

 

Tuesday Lunch 11:45AM-1:15PM

Share Your Successes

What did you do this year that made you really proud? Bring your lunch on Tuesday to Room 101 and meet with other Jewish educators to share small successes with your colleagues. Learning from each other, we will get great ideas for the coming year. Led by Helena Geberer Eilenberg.

Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday August 3rd, 1:30PM-3:00PM                       

 

A Renewal Light Unto The Nations: Jewish Peoplehood, Education and the Quest for Solar Power                        

Rm 101                                  

            Yosef I. Abramowitz 

Participants will learn about the nexus of the purpose of the Jewish People in light of the quest for solar energy in Israel and around the world, and how to tap into the green idealism of their students in the service of Jewish education and identity.                                  

 

Awakening Appreciation of the Text through Translation: Using the Fox Translation to Teach Bible              

Rm 103                      

            Cherie            Koller-Fox

This is a session for those who want to learn how to approach a Biblical text in English translation with their students. You will learn how to identify the literary underpinnings of any Biblical story. We will explore how to guide your students so they can apply the Biblical text to their own lives. We will also discuss those issues that may make it difficult for you to teach a Bible text. Armed with that knowledge and increased self-confidence, we will speak about how you can teach both children and adults to appreciate and understand the beauty and wisdom of the Bible. You will also receive a sneak preview of the new children's edition we are preparing.                   

 

The Mickey Mouse Yad and Other Tricks: Creative Ways to Nurture Self-Esteem Through B'nai Mitzvah Training                   

Rm 215                                  

            Lisa Doob  

Preparing to become Bar or Bat Mitzvah is stressful for preteens and their families.  However, B'nai Mitzvah teachers can increase students' self-esteem and give them a safe space in which to learn.  This workshop examines tips and techniques for those who wish to add this dimension to preparing young adults for Bar and Bat Mitzvah.                           

Experience                            

SAC (see map for details)                              

            Joel Grishaver        

Experiential education is one of the new buzz words in Jewish Education. This workshop is there to answer a very simple question, How does one use the same foundation of classrooms and teachers to create a radically different kind of Jewish learning. Come experience the future.                         

Cooking Vegetarian for Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays                               

Rm 105                                  

            Roberta Kalechofsky, Ph.D.  

This course will explain the advantages of preparing vegetarian food for Jewish holidays, especially for Shabbat, how to prepare foods for summer and winter celebrations, and discuss the recipes.  Emphasis is on taste, ease, health, the economics and advantages of organic shopping.  The course will discuss dietary changes that are delicious and that taste like traditional holiday food. We will convert several traditional recipes, such as chicken soup, chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, cholents and goulash into vegetarian dishes, and show how to prepare low sugar desserts, how to make healthy  delicious.                                   

Using Creative Thinking to Enhance Teaching                               

Rm 107                                  

            Alvan Kaunfer          

We will learn how to use a creative thinking technique called synectics to enhance the teaching of Bible, midrash and prayer. Synectics is a technique which uses metaphors to think "outside the box" and develop new perspectives. In the session, participants will have an opportunity to practice the technique and to apply it to various material.                                    

Hebrew Learning Centers in Early Childhood Classrooms- What, Why, Where, When, How and for Whom.                                  

Rm 109                                  

            Ora Kurland          

Join us in this idea-packed workshop to understand the five W's (and one H) of Hebrew learning centers.  We will learn methods-both technology-based and traditional-to create materials that help foster language development.  Participants will be able to spend part of the workshop time making materials for use in their classrooms.                              

Communicating With Parents                                  

Rm 111                                  

            Avram Mandell          

In this session teachers will discover ways to become a community leader and use various ways of bringing the parents to the learning and bringing the learning to the family.  Come ready to stretch your current paradigm of the role of a “religious school teacher.”                                  

Reflection: Not Just for the End of the Day Anymore                               

Rm 113                                  

            Rachel            Meytin

A service-learning project is only as good as the reflection. What makes good reflection? How can you reach multiple participants at once? This session will review key concepts and participants will draft a new reflection session, using provided text and service examples.                                  

Ein Kemach, Ein Torah: Nutrition for our Stomachs & Our Souls                         

Music Room                          

            Rabbi David Kline, Peter & Ellen Allard, Peninnah Schram                       

In Parshah Terumah, we read “lechem panim l’fanai tamid”, referring to bread (or showbread) which is to be displayed before God at all times. Starting with Exodus 25:30 from Parshah Terumah and moving from there to Psalm 104, Rabbi David Kline, Peter & Ellen Allard, and Peninnah Schram, will co-teach this session in which they will use text study, song, and story to explore bread and the human condition. Let’s examine these four words and use them to discuss our responsibility as Jews and as human beings to make sure that all are fed.                          

Lighten Up! It's Better Than OK to Make Mistakes: Creating Learning Strategies for Hebrew                                  

Rm 213                                  

            Bunnie            Piltch  

Can students' errors inform us as to how we need to teach Hebrew? In this session we will examine a number of fundamental idioms and grammatical features of Hebrew that present ongoing difficulties for students from beginner through advanced levels of Hebrew. Participants will create 'rules' to help demystify the challenges of language use.                

Using Technology in Your Administrative Offices                              

Rm 205                                  

            Miles Roger 

We all know that our students are digital natives, but many of our parents are using technology as well. Learn about great resources that improve office processes for both employees and parents while saving time, money, and the environment. Additionally, we will discuss privacy concerns. This workshop is geared towards school administrators.                        

Exploring the Idea of Israel as a Jewish State:  Balancing Synagogue & State in a democratic country                                  

Rm 207                                  

            Alex Schindler        

Is Judaism a religion? Is it a nationality? Is it a race? What does it mean to be both a Jewish and a democratic state? Can these two ideas work well together? Is Israel a "Jewish State" or a "State of the Jews?" Which should it be, and why? In this session, we will address these and other questions through film and moderated discussion.                             

BLOOMS, BLESSINGS AND BERESHIT© AN ARTISTIC AND SPIRITUAL APPROACH TO TEACHING TORAH, PRAYER AND TRADITION

Art Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Ann Shook-McKay

The connection between the beauty of nature, prayer and Jewish life is obvious, yet we frequently overlook its simplicity, and strain to invent interesting and creative lesson plans for our students. Using art as a connector, rather than a focus, promotes a relaxed learning environment that allows individual expression, multiple interpretations of text and tradition, and creates a lasting visual reminder of the lesson.                          

Even higher: Enriching Jewish Learning Through Music                        

Rm 211                                  

            Kim Singer 

We must use all the resources at our disposal to create learning opportunities that are creative, compelling and memorable. Properly utilized, music has the power to accomplish all of this. Music creates strong, lasting emotional connections that are a hallmark of continued Jewish identity. We'll explore the essential need to put time, effort and resources into using music effectively in our religious school classrooms. This is not a songleading or repertoire session. It presents an argument and suggests strategies for implementing a comprehensive use of music in Religious School settings.                                   

Meeting Our Students Halfway on the Narrow Bridge                       

Rm 209                                  

            Leah Wolff-Pellingra         

"The world is a narrow bridge. The important thing is not to be afraid." How do we reach students with special needs? By finding out how each student thinks, how they learn, what matters to them, and thereby bringing Hebrew into their world. The presenter will describe the process and materials that she used while developing curriculum during 4 years of one on one work with a student with Aspergers syndrome, leading to his bar mitzvah this spring. Participants will leave with copies of materials used, ideas and tools, as well as techniques to tailor these materials to their own classrooms and students.                            

Locking up the Cookies and other things we do to alienate those who might otherwise seek out our congregations.                      

Rm 213                     

            Lev Baesh

We will discuss and evaluate synagogue and day school programs and practices that are more likely to discourage engagement than encourage it.  We will also develop a list of possible ways to remove these obstacles in your specific settings. This is a conversational and facilitated discussion.                 

 

Tuesday August 3rd, 3:15PM-4:15PM                       

 

MAKOM Sessions -- Feed Your Soul!                  

 

Main Lobby and 1st floor classrooms

MAKOM Shevach (a place of praise): Raise your spirits, fill the room with sound and praise for God. Learn the tradition of Jewish Gospel with Yavila McCoy in the Main Lobby. Or, if you’d rather, study Mussar with Zvi Bellin, Elijah with Everett Fox, the art of the alphabet with Deborah Brodie, Darkness and Light with Debra Cantor, Mi Sheberach Restoration —body and soul with Ellen Zucker, and Torah Yoga with Melissa Kurtz. See the following details and locations.
                              

Mussar (ethics) Month by Month                       

Rm 103                                  

            Zvi Bellin  

The monthly cycle can offer an interesting way to learn more about ourselves in relationship to our communities. Using a Kabalistic system which matches each month to a human sense (i.e. Sight, Hearing) you will learn how to create programs that both educate people on the significance of the Jewish month on individual, communal, and global levels. Be prepared to get creative and have a little fun as we translate the practice of mussar (character perfection) into a timely and meaningful practice for today’s dynamic Jewish community.                              

Weaving Jewish Spirituality Through Words                       

Rm 101                                  

            Deborah Brodie         

We will discuss how words can be formed into different shapes and graphics, showing examples. Come and see how they can be artistically manipulated into different shapes reflective of their meaning to create midrash around their shapes.                         

Bayn Or l'Hoshech: Between Darkness and Light             

Rm 105                                  

            Debra Cantor

Jewish life and thought is replete with references to "or/light" and "hoshech/darkness."  Through text study, discussion and a simple hands-on project (based on a Japanese art form called "Notan") we will explore these terms and see how the play of light and dark illuminates our Jewish practice and our life experience. No artistic talent required!                                 

TORAH YOGA                       

Gym   (Lower Level)                         

            Melissa Kurtz

Using Yoga positions and movement to enhance our study of Torah, bible stories, holidays and the aleph bet. Together we will meditate, pray, sing, chant and stretch. As our bodies become more flexible and stronger from movement,  our minds become more enlightened by text study, we are nourishing our soul with spirituality. Each session of Torah Yoga, begins with an intent or focus of the class, a warm up exercise to get the body moving, a study session of a Torah portion, holiday or Jewish theme and an instructional yoga class. Students are taught to the level of their abilities. They will gain insightful knowledge to take back and share with their students.                                   

Misheberach: Body and Soul Restoration 101                             

Rm 115                                  

            Ellen Zucker

Explore the true meaning of the Misheberach prayer. What does it really mean to heal, body and soul? Following the discussion, we will design and create a healing tallit. The group will choose a theme and participants will design their own quilt squares for later assembly. As a group, we would create an action plan to help those in need of healing.                                   

 

ELIJAH IN LONELINESS AND DESPAIR                             

Rm 109                                  

            Everett  Fox     

A mysterious character already in the Bible, Elijah foreshadows the later prophets in his standing alone against royalty and in his spiritual isolation. We’ll look at some of the key moments in his journey in the book of Kings, especially his encounter with the divine on Sinai.              

 

 

Tuesday August 3rd, 4:30PM-6:00PM                       

 

Re-cycle, Re-purpose and Re-imagine Your Art                               

Art Room                               

            Laurie            Bellet  

There are so many ways to “green” your art program, save money and imagine your way to new art wonders. Join Laurie to discover how your dried out markers transform into new art materials and heirloom ritual pieces. Do you have leftover art works and office mailers? Would you like to explore the beauty and potential of shattered car windows? Has anyone you know offered you their old light switch and outlet covers? Have you been stockpiling paper towel tubes? Let’s explore this hot topic together, re-create (hands-on experiences), and re-imagine the possibilities.                           

 

CELEBRATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF DONA GRACIA NASI: AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO A LITTLE-KNOWN JEWISH HEROINE                

Rm 111                                  

            Andree Brooks

This session will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Dona Gracia Nasi but enabling teachers to better understand the life and contributions of this important Jewish woman leader. Included will be the latest research findings and a sample lesson.                        

 

Hip Hop Havdalah                              

Rm 103                                  

            Adam Davis  

What do an obscure 11th century Spanish Rabbi and a 21st century Rapper have in common?  More than you might think!  In many ways, the Rabbi-Poets of Andalusia were the rock stars of their day with groupies and all!  We’ll compare and contrast the liturgical poem (piyyut) Hamavdil penned by Rabbi Itzhak ibn Ghayat with the lyrics of P. Diddy (aka Puff Daddy etc.).  The session is geared toward young adults and adults, from high school on up.  In the course of the session participants will learn about the history of the Piyyut, its structure and rhetoric.  They will also gain a new appreciation for the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry, the Havdalah service and instill a new understanding of liturgical poetry.                                    

 

Out of Egypt: The Journey to Sinai                                 

Rm 105                                  

            Marilyn Z. Fine         

G-d took the Jews out of Egypt to give them the Torah.  But between Egypt and Sinai, many events transpired.  Where did they occur?  What did they teach the fledgling People? How did they prepare the people- and us- to receive the Torah?  By exploring the text and commentaries, participants in the session will consider answers to these questions.                               

 

Hand in Hand: How to integrate occupational therapy activities for all students in your Jewish Early Childhood classroom                              

Rm 107                                  

            Debbie Ellenbogen and Marcie Lipsey

OT activities are great for all learners!  Promoting good hand skills, providing foundations for writing and offering opportunities for sensory processing at an early age are crucial for classroom success.  Come and find out about typical fine motor and sensory skill development and how to easily integrate OT activities into your Judaic classroom.                              

 

The Rebbe's Tisch: Getting In The Mood for Elul with Helene Kates (of the Baal Shem Tones) and friends                           

Music Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Helene Kates  

Let's sing, share stories and open our hearts in preparation for the month of Elul when "The King is in the field" and our prayers have an extra level of power.  Bring a taste of Shabbat to the middle of a week.  Gather around with old friends and make new ones. Join Helene in some old favorites and learn new ones as we "sing unto G-d a new song".                             

 

Avadim Hayinu: Dance Your Way To  Freedom Through the Holidays       

Gym   (Lower Level)                         

            Aliya Cheskis-Cotel 

Dance your way through the holiday cycle with new dances for Yamim Noraim, Chanuka, Tu B'Shevat, Purim, Pesach, Yom Ha'atzmaut, Shavuot, Shabbat, and Hallel. Come, kick up your heels and add rhythmic, simple, and fun folk dances to your holiday teaching. Guaranteed to get children and adults on their feet with enthusiasm.                            

 

Alef Bet Quest:  The Secrets of Hebrew Reading Success                                  

Rm 211                                  

            Dina Maiben           

Despite its centrality to the curriculum, Hebrew reading is the most controversial & least understood aspect of Jewish education.  In this session we will explore the system that best leads to Hebrew decoding mastery & will learn what research tells us about why some students struggle with Hebrew.  Sample copies of Alef Bet Quest will be provided.                                

                                   

Taking Talmud Learning to a Different Place:  Using Active Learning Activities and Protocols for Text Study                         

Rm 113                                  

            Karen Medwed         

Do you want to take a break and study some text?  Are you curious about how practitioners implement constructivist learning protocols in Jewish studies environments?  Do you want to explore ways that the non-Hebrew speaking learner can actively engage in authentic text centered learning experiences?  Through the Power of Protocols and other active learning tools, constructivist educational pedagogies offer us opportunities to explore ways to engage diverse learners across Jewish text.                             

 

MEETING THE NEEDS OF A DIVERSE JEWISH SCHOOL POPULATION

Rm 115                                  

            Fran Pearlman        

We will explore specific strategies to meet the needs of students with language based learning disabilities and ADHD. A variety of specific classroom strategies and techniques will be discussed for input. All participants will leave the session with methods and strategies in responding to the various learning needs of their students.                                 

 

Shabbat Celebration in Early Childhood Education: The Why and How               

Rm 205                                  

            Rachel            Raz     

The celebration of Shabbat has a significant place in Jewish tradition and in the Jewish educational setting.  In this session we will explore several Biblical, rabbinic and modern texts in order to enhance our understanding of the essence of Shabbat and explore ways to bring it to the early childhood classroom.                              

 

Voices from the Archive: Teaching a Living History                                  

Rm 207                                  

            Emily Scheinberg     

History has been described as "a conversation and sometimes a shouting match between present and past." How can we engage our students in this conversation? This workshop will explore history as a living text on Jewish experience and values. Participants will consider ways to teach historical texts and will take away a sampling of documents.                             

 

No! Stop! Don’t! Managing Misbehavior                         

Rm 209                                  

            Dina Schiff 

There must be at least a hundred ways that students can misbehave-both intentional actions and unintentional distractions. However creative students can be in their behavior, we can have just as many tricks up our sleeves! In this session, we will look at the primary causes of misbehavior (boredom, inability to do the work, peer fear, and peer recognition) and how to prevent them. We will also examine the rewards and consequences of rewards and consequences. Expect to walk away with a large bag of tricks for how to not only correct, but how to prevent misbehavior. Appropriate for teachers, people who train teachers, principals, and frustrated parents.                                   

 

Teaching Like an Actor Means Acting Like a Teacher                                 

Rm 101                                  

            Peter A. Stark          

As educators, what is the most important thing we teach? Books? Ideas? Concepts? Values? No. Students are the most important thing we teach. We will explore how the kind of observations of behavior that actors are trained to do are also useful for classroom teachers.                                 

  

That’s Not Fair!: Addressing Power, Privilege, & Oppression in the Classroom Toward Social Change                                  

Rm 109                                  

            Alissa Wise   

That’s not fair! Is a phrase often thrown around by young people and there is a lot underneath that statement. It can be a useful way in to addressing societal and cultural issues that underly your tzedakah or tikkun olam project.  Nancy Gruver, the founder of New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and their Dreams, identifies the complaint, “that’s not fair,” as the seed of what she calls girls’ “natural feminism.” Recognizing something as unfair creates a teachable moment, when an educator can help develop that intuitive sense into a principled critical awareness of injustice.  Thus the moment of “that’s not fair,” rather than being just a petulant or entitled complaint, is a great moment of possibility in our work with teens. At this workshop you will get concrete ideas for activities, supplementary texts, interesting projects, and engaging lesson plans to address these issues constructively and effectively in your unique Jewish context.           

 

Storytelling and drama games for the Jewish classroom                  

Rm 111                      

            Jordan            Hill

Storytelling and drama games are a tremendously effective means for giving students a hands-on way to access and directly engage with the material being taught in a classroom in a fun and exciting way. This hands-on workshop covers a number of easy-to-learn games and activities that can be used in a wide variety of contexts. Be ready to play! 

 

7:15PM-8:20PM

Dining Hall

TUESDAY: Panel Discussion

Israel Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

in a Changing Landscape with Rabbi Reuven Greenvald of MAKOM-JAFI, Anne Lanski of the iCenter, and Rabbi Eric Lankin of JNF. Moderated by Rabbi Alvan Kaunfer, Adjunct Professor of Jewish Education, Hebrew College with Questions from the Audience.

Tuesday Evening

TUESDAY EVENING CLOSING PROGRAM @ NewCAJE

Black Box Theater

9:15 PM – 11 PM

 

We came together a few short days ago, creating holy time and space with blessings and words of Torah. Tonight we begin our Havdalah, ending, as we began: with song, story, laughter, with drum and dance. But tonight’s celebration is of a different kind.  Renewed and refocused, we see the path before us. Tonight we draw strength from one another as we set out on a new chapter of the journey.  Chazak v’nitchazek, may we be strengthened!

 

Shir Tzion, the School of Jewish Music Choir from Hebrew College in Newton, MA, begins our program with harmonies from a new generation of cantors. Musical performers include superstars of Jewish kids music Peter and Ellen Allard, and Rabbi David Paskin (of the duo Shirav) who brings Torah, song, and spirit together like no one else. Peri Smilow shares her unforgettable songs of freedom hope and justice, while the phenomenal Josh Nelson reminds us why his star continues to rise.

 

Let us not forget this evening’s MC & DH (designated humorist) Rabbi/Comedian Bob Alper, and storyteller/performance artist Judith Black, who will surprise us with whatever she does. A singing finale with Josh, Peri, and friends concludes our program.

 

 

TUESDAY LATE NIGHT

11:00 PM – 12:15 AM

Black Box Theater

Storytelling  (Hosted by Janie Grackin and Dante Gordon)

 

11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Gann Main Lobby

Round Robin/Singing (Hosted by Jeff Klepper)

 

11:15 PM – 12:00 AM

SAC

Drum Circle (Bring your own drum)

 

11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Outside (weather permitting) or Dining Hall

Israeli Dancing

 

AFTER HOURS

12:30 AM - 2:00 AM         

Kumsitz

North Campus Dorm D Lounge

 

NewCAJE Café and Bar

North Campus Dorm B Lounge

Wednesday, August 4th

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

 

7:15 AM- 8:15 AM --------------------Shacharit or Yoga

7:30 AM- 9:45 AM ------------------------------Breakfast

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM -----------------------------------Expo

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM ----------------------3 Hour Sessions

8:45 AM- 10:15 AM -------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM ------------------1.5 Hour Sessions

12:15 PM- 12:45 PM ----------------Closing Ceremonies

1:00 PM- 2 PM ----------------------------------------Lunch

 

 

Wednesday August 4th, 7:15AM-8:15AM                       

 

Morning YOGA

Gym (Lower Level)

            Melissa Kurtz

Come join us for some Jewish music and chant, while we stretch, strengthen and breathe with yoga movement.  Find out how a little yoga in the morning will help you sit and focus through the rest of the day at the CAJE workshops. This class is open to participants at all levels and experience. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

 

 

Wednesday August 4th, 9:00AM-12:00PM                      

 

 

The Place of Israel in North American Jewish Education                             

Rm 205                                  

            Reuven Greenvald       

Educators today are confronted with major challenges regarding Israel engagement. How do we educate for sustainable engagement with Israel within a vision for Jewish education? Participants learn theories and tools that will allow them to establish more thoughtful goals for their settings, aligning vision with practice.                          

 

 

Lots of Folk Dances (and more!) for Little Folk                            

Gym Annex (Lower Level)                         

            Ora Kurland          

Bo'u Lirkod-Come and Dance! Join us for a high-energy workshop designed to provide participants with an easily accessible repertoire of Israeli folk dances and movement activities. Activities designed to teach Hebrew language through movement as well as dances appropriate for holidays will be taught. A syllabus will be distributed to participants.                        

 

 

Old Wine in New Bottles                          

Rm 207                                  

            Neil Schwartz         

Come and learn some new technologies for teaching ancient Jewish chanting.  We will meet software, Internet, and online distance learning modalities as we study some basic Cantillation, Biblical Hebrew grammar, and Nusach HaTefillah musical prayer modes.                        

 

 

The School of Your Dreams                        

Rm 209                                  

            Paul Solyn  

Forget the mission statement! What are YOUR goals for a school? In this session we’ll articulate and share our own goals (no matter how radical) for a Jewish school, envision environments and structures that would realize those goals, and work together to come up with strategies for approaching our goals in the settings in which we actually work.                         

 

 

Building Relationships with God                            

Rm 211                                  

            Leah Wolff-Pellingra         

Over the past 5 years, the presenter and her colleagues have built a prayer curriculum that integrates weekly Hebrew School assemblies with monthly Family Worship experiences. Through music, creative expression, story and discussion, we have worked toward the goal of increasing our students’ comfort on the bima and in the pew by inviting a deeper understanding of prayer. We have encouraged the growth of personal prayer, while giving our students tools with which to forge personal connections to the Divine. During this workshop, participants will experience a lesson, will be given the opportunity to create one of their own, and will leave with the tools to apply what they’ve learned within their own home congregations.                        

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday August 4th, 8:45AM-10:15AM                     

 

 

Jewish Art Education for the 21st Century                                 

Art Room                               

            Laurie Bellet  

Imagine letting your students choose how they will encounter your curriculum through art. A meaningful art component of any subject demands that the student artists enter the work with a reflective mindset and a personal connection to symbolism and metaphor. Using the art program at Oakland Hebrew Day School as our guide, we will journey into a bright, new world of art learning that allows each student to articulate a unique perspective on Jewish study. Bring your own curriculum to the table as you create art work that deepens your own passion for Jewish learning.                                 

 

 

Finding the music in prayer                        

Music Room (Second Floor)                                   

            Arnie Davidson        

This interactive and participatory explores the process of writing new prayer-based music, with examples of music that is currently used in worship.  You'll be learning new music, and you will leave with a clear understanding of the process of creating new music from traditional text, as well as practical ways to integrate music into worship.                                 

 

 

Real, Live Women of Valor                         

Rm 101                                  

            Marilyn Z. Fine         

The Biblical text, Eishet Chayil (The Woman of Valor) describes a remarkable woman, one who embodies twenty-two laudable traits.  But can any one woman have them all?  Perhaps not, but participants in this session will encounter an array of Jewish women throughout post-Biblical history who exemplify the various traits.                          

 

 

Stories We Pray                           

SAC (see map for details)                              

            Joel Grishaver        

Every prayer has a story. Most of them come from the midrash. When we know the story of where in Jewish history the prayer emerges, we learn the secret of its inner meaning. This workshop will change your relationship with the Siddur.                       

 

 

Classroom Management Tips and Techniques:  As simple as Aleph, Bet, Gimel. In this seminar you will learn to quickly analyze student behavior and intervene so you WILL have more time to teach.  Come away with techniques and context that you can apply NOW                          

Rm 103                                  

            Bonnie Halprin           

The perfect blend of actions and reactions, techniques proven in hundreds of classrooms, create a classroom of SHALOM.  Learn how to quickly and effectively analyze a situation, intervene or refocus a student’s actions, and allow the student to be integrated back into the learning environment.  Teach each student to be a mensch from day one.                                  

 

 

Activities and Materials to Spice Up Grade 4-6 Hebrew                                  

Rm 105                                  

            Eric Komar

There's lots to do with students who are past learning the Hebrew alphabet but still have time before bar/bat mitzvah prep. This workshop offers ideas to enhance study in these grades. "Survivor"-style activities for individuals, pairs, and teams will be demonstrated. Materials for Prayer Hebrew and Modern Hebrew will be available to take home.                              

 

 

 

Teaching the Environment and Israel                  

Rm 107                      

            Eric Lankin

The present generation in the classrooms from elementary school through college is concerned and interested in the environment. Jewish National Fund has educational materials which teach the environment in the context of Israel. Moreover, the environment in Israel is an outstanding platform to discuss issues of peace in the Middle East as nature knows no boundaries.            

                            

 

 

Celebration: The Jewish Holidays for School and Home                         

Rm 109                                  

            Lisa Micley

Come and view online resources to enhance your teaching of Jewish holidays in the coming school year.  Selections from BabagaNewz.com 5770 holiday collection will be presented with suggestions for how to use these materials in your classroom and what to share with families as a resource for Jewish family life.                              

 

 

Wednesday August 4th, 10:30AM-12:00PM                      

 

Wondering About Wonder: God and Young Children                               

Rm 101                                  

            Idie Benjamin        

Young children wonder about their world.  They as so open to wonder and to God.  As we focus on their development, we must not neglect their spiritual selves.  We can bring that sense of awe into our classrooms with conversation, prayer, song, stories, and more.                          

 

 

I Only Have Two Hours a Week to Teach Everything!                          

Rm 103                                  

            Shoshana Hantman    

A single sheet of paper composed before the school year begins is the blueprint for accomplishing a teacher's goals.  We'll learn to sequence weekly classes, maximize transition times, and cut out the fat that creates boredom.  The session teaches keeping records and avoiding repetition, and allow him/her to teach 6-7 subjects per class.                          

                                 

Cutting Edge Resources for a 21st Century Learner                                 

Rm 105                                  

            Anne Lanski

This session is intended for educators who are looking for new ways to infuse Israel into their classroom experience. Together we will explore a variety of resources that incorporate technology, arts and culture, and personal narrative as unique lenses that speak to a 21st century audience. Our goal is to leave the session with both practical activities and resources to connect students with Israel, as well as some inspiration for new ways of thinking about Israel education in the classroom. Many of these resources are technology-based, an added incentive to the 21st century learner who most often uses technology to explore and learn. Hence, this workshop will also introduce how to more extensively use technology in a range of educational settings.                                  

 

New Wine From Old Casks:  Applying the Lessons of Israeli Hebrew Reading Research to Today's Challenges                            

Rm 107                                  

            Dina Maiben           

In the 1950s, Israeli schools experienced skyrocketing rates of reading failure. With resources stretched thin, Israel turned to an elite group of educators to solve the problem.  You will learn how this team uncovered the secrets of Hebrew reading instruction and the surprising things we can still learn today from both their findings and approach.                                

 

Jewish Feminism for the 21st Century                                 

Rm 109                                  

            Rosie Rosenzweig

For all those interested in the wave of the future, this presentation, will review the four waves of feminism and discuss the present state of the movement. Are we in a post-feminist era or is this really can be called the New Haskalah, the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Post-triumphalism, a new pertinent term, will be defined and discussed.       

                       

Click! Ding! Buzz! Incorporating Technology Quickly and Easily            

Rm 111                      

            Anna Salomon

SMARTBoards, Interactive White Boards, automated response systems, blogs, webpages, online field trips. There’s so much technology and so little time. What’s a teacher to do? This session will give you fifteen quick and easy ways to use technology in your classroom – and you’ll leave with a list of resources to find even more!

 

The Gift of Getting:  Ten Steps to Move from Idea to Grant Proposal                                

 Rm 113                                 

            Karen Medwed         

In this session we will review the steps involved in writing a grant, growing from your idea and into a full blown written proposal.    Though we will not write proposals in this session, we will examine the ten steps everyone wants to take to grow a proposal from an idea.  Participants are asked to come to this session with at least two ideas in mind for which they might hope to write a grant proposal.  We will explore different exercises that support the development of an idea into a grant proposal, the notion of “audience” and the prose of “authentic passion” all of which contribute to the successful grant writing process.                                  

 

Goal setting for School Leadership               

Rm 115                      

            Fran            Pearlman

This session will provide an opportunity for educational leaders to look at what is and set goals for what can be. Some of the components that will be addressed are the teacher handbook as an organizational tool, setting professional goals and developing a special needs inclusion program.

 

 

Wednesday August 4th, 10:30AM-12:00PM                      

 

Black Box Theater

MAKOM Bracha (a place of Blessing) In our conference-closing event, we will find a place for gratitude and blessing. Join in song and prayer with Cherie Koller-Fox, Josh Nelson and Peninnah Schramm.

All Photos Below Should Be Attributed to R. A. Smith

A special thanks to Roger for these gorgeous photos.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

In the weeks ahead, you will hear much more about this conference. Keep checking back! But we only have room for 300 participants and we don’t want you to be disappointed, so sign up now. The early bird deadline is June 30th!

REASONS TO COME TO NEWCAJE 1 IN 2010

The Arts:

  • The storytellers are coming! Peninnah Schram, Janie Grackin, Dante, Judith Black are definites and Cherie Karo Schwartz  is trying her best to be here. In addition, we are expecting new talent including exciting up and coming storyteller, Jordan Hill.
  • The musicians are coming: I can only mention a few so far: Julie Silver! Jeff Klepper!
  • Peter and Ellen Allard! Lisa Baydush! Many more to come—we have great evening programs scheduled for you!
  • Comedians: Again just the beginning—the hysterical Joel Chasnoff will be here!
  • Artists: Nancy Katz is chairing our art program and we have two art rooms at the high school that will be running every session.
  • Israeli dance—every day!

Education:

  • The proposals for sessions are due on JUNE 30th so I can’t give you names yet, but I’ll whisper that Joel Grishaver is coming! If Gris is teaching, you know the rest will be great too. Hear more specifics in the first week of July.
  • Early Childhood: Paula Hoffman of LA and Dede Solis also of LA are planning a fabulous Early Childhood Program. Another whisper? Lorraine Arcus is coming! All of the people on our arts staff are going to do workshops geared for early childhood teachers. They’ll be something planned every hour for Early Childhood teachers/directors
  • Day School Teachers: We are so happy that a group of Day School Educators will be part of this conference. There will be sessions geared for both elementary school and high school teachers.
  • Special needs: Sessions are planned to help all of us learn more about special needs students and how to help them.
  • Family education, Hebrew, Bible, Prayer, Holidays, Israel—we have great proposals in all these areas that are our Bread and butter in Jewish ed—we’d love to have more!
  • Sessions for Ed Directors and School Administrators will also run through the conference.

On-going Beit Midrash will be part of the conference for those who yearn to learn!

Young professionals, food for the soul and stomach, night life, and more!

  • You can become a founder of NewCAJE just by coming to this conference! Some of you probably wished you had been at Brown or Rochester and now you can! Some of you were there and can do it again. How many people can say they did something cool—again!
  • Young Professionals: We are bringing 50 young professionals—the best and the brightest leaders of Jewish education together at NewCAJE. They are going to learn from us and they are going to teach us—equal partners in building a NewCAJE. If you know or you are a Young Professional 25-40ish and want to be part of this group, write to youthleadership@newcaje.org
  • Feed your soul! There will be a special time set aside each day to learn text and to deepen the spiritual side of yourself. You deserve this after a long year of working in the Jewish community.
  • Food! The conference will be catered by the premier Boston kosher caterer. We will have an exquisite Barbeque on Sunday night to welcome you to the conference. There will be meat each evening as well as vegetarian selections. Special food needs will be catered to—just let us know what you need.
  • All sessions will be in one building—the beautiful campus of the Gann Academy. Its all air conditioned—no need for golf carts! And the dorms are very nice—suites with bathrooms in each room and kitchens. Bentley is a business school and they are training people to live the good life. There are also hotels nearby for those that want to stay off campus.
  • LATE NIGHTS after midnight: We are going to copy our Limmud London friends and have a nightclub pouring drinks each night and letting you relax and talk with friends old and new. For you singers - there will be a club where you can grab your guitars and sing the night away. Come to NewCAJE to have Fun!

 

 

PROGRAM BOOK

Coming soon!

Let Everyone Know You Will Be Coming!

Date 10/12/2014

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Date 02/12/2014

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Date 01/12/2014

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Date 24/11/2014

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Date 15/11/2011

By Linda Wertz

Subject email list

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Please add me to your email list. Thanks

Date 02/08/2010

By Wendy Frederick

Subject missing all the excitement :-(

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I know that all of you will make this a GREAT conference. I can't wait till next year when I will be able to be with all of you. Have fun and learn! Miss all of you.

Date 28/07/2010

By Lisa Baydush

Subject 4 more days...

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Can't wait to see old friends and make new ones, to share our music and ideas, and to have FUN! If you work with preschoolers, I have a gift for you, so find me and say hi!

Date 28/07/2010

By EJ Cohen

Subject I can't wait!

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I have been at most of the CAJE conferences since 1992 and always left with an energy that carried me through the year. I can't wait to be part of this, as a participant, presenter and interpreter. Kol hakavod to all who have planned an amazing experience!!

Date 30/07/2010

By Gay Griffith

Subject Re: I can't wait!

Reply

I can't wait to take your session on Visual Prayer!

Date 01/08/2010

By Carole

Subject Re: I can't wait!

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Wish I could be there with you! Miss you lots, sending love!!

Date 27/07/2010

By Susan Silver

Subject Looking forward to CAJEnet

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I have attended two CAJE conferences - St. Louis and Burlington and I am now thrilled to be a part of this CAJEnet founding conference. Can't wait to see old friends and meet new ones, attend workshops, and be a part of the singing and dancing!

Date 26/07/2010

By Gay Griffith, Congregation Gates of Heaven, Schenectady, NY

Subject Can't Wait!

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The first CAJE I attended was in Burlington VT. I am so looking forward to be able to participate in this year's NEWCAJE event. I have already planned out my schedule for each day and I am already energized by what is to come!

Date 26/07/2010

By Joan Hersch

Subject Shalom Chaverim!

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So pleased to be a part of the this new beginning of bringing Jewish educators together to learn from each other. Can't wait to see old friends and make some new ones!

Date 25/07/2010

By Laurie Bellet

Subject Come for some Art

Reply

I am so excited to be part of the NewCAJE1 conference. I will be presenting art learning and making sessions throughout Tuesday and again Wednesday morning. I can't wait to see you all again (or for the 1st time)!

Date 22/07/2010

By Deborah Grayson Riegel, MyJewishCoach.com

Subject Looking forward to seeing old and new friends!

Reply

I am so excited to be back among friends at the newCAJE conference. I'm facilitating three sessions so I'm bringing my comfy shoes -- and I can't wait to attend many more so I'm bringing my open mind!

Date 01/08/2010

By Lee Brice congregation Gates of Heaven

Subject Re: Looking forward to seeing old and new friends!

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Looking forward to learning with you again! I read your column each week, enjoy, learn, and pass it along!

Date 20/07/2010

By Cindy Rivka Marshall

Subject stories to tell

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I am looking forward to joining many Jewish storytellers at NewCAJE, and offering my workshop for educators who would like to develop skills and confidence to tell stories in their classrooms.

Date 21/07/2010

By Joyce Siegel

Subject Re: stories to tell

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Hi Cindy,
I'm so glad you will be coming to the conference. I look forward to catching up with you....
Joyce

Date 23/07/2010

By Cindy Rivka Marshall

Subject Re: Re: stories to tell

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Great! Looking forward to seeing you too!

Date 20/07/2010

By Bonnie Peskin Halprin

Subject Classroom Management Session

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I am looking forward to being at NewCAJE! I will be doing a session on Classroom Management that will be beneficial for all teachers and administrators, k-12. This is the only session on Classroom Management so I hope you will plan on attending! It is sure to offer you plenty of great ideas to take back to your class/school!

Date 29/07/2010

By Jeni Hirschorn

Subject Re: Classroom Management Session

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Bonnie, I am unable to attend the conference, but I am interested in learning what you have to say about classroom management. Could you please send me any handouts you may be sharing? Thank you!

Jeni :o)

Date 18/07/2010

By Wendy Zohar

Subject As a newcomer to CAJE

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I mourned its demise, but rejoice in the rebirth of NewCAJE! We shall not be stopped! Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends, singing, playing, learning!
WCZohar@comcast.net

Date 16/07/2010

By Emily Sper

Subject I'll be there with books and games!

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I'm looking forward to being an exhibitor again with my Jewish Go Fish Games and various kids' books. I'll be happy to sign any books you bring. If I can get my hands on a copy of the new "Hanukkah: A Counting Book" board book Scholastic is bringing out this September, I'll bring it along! L'hitraot!
www.emilysper.com

Date 14/07/2010

By Marilyn Z. Fine

Subject Looking forward...

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...to attending, teaching (about sex, booze, lies, journeying from Sinai and real women of valor...but not all in one session!!) and reconnecting with my CAJE/MANAJE "family." See you there, please G-d!

Date 14/07/2010

By Paul Solyn

Subject We'll be there

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I'm pleased to say that our tiny school will be represented by THREE people.

Date 14/07/2010

By Arnie Davidson

Subject ...and the music.

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Kol Hakavod for lining up such great entertainment and music from the opening moments, accoustic cafe and closing program. Everyone will leave NewCAJE singing!

Date 14/07/2010

By Randee Leffler - The Magnet Mogul

Subject Mazel Tov newCAJE...you're off to a great New start!

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As a previous vendor, I look forward to serving all of your Jewish Magnet and Gift needs for the classroom and home. The Magnet Mogul produces quality Jewish educational Holiday Magnets, Frames, Posters, Magnetic bookmarks, Games and Cards. Use these Magnets to support your educational mission! See you soon!

Date 14/07/2010

By Rosie Rosenzweig, Resident scholar Women's Studies, Brandeis University

Subject Old time CAJEnik

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I am collecting my 10 or 13 CAJE t shirts, including a tuxedo one from Debbie Friedman's choir, and am delighted to have the opportunity to wear them again. Also delighted to be giving workshops again including one on Jewish Meditation.

Date 13/07/2010

By sherry fink

Subject first timer

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This will be my first time at a CAJE conference. I also am relatively new to teaching Jewish Education, even though I was a public school teacher for 20 years. I'm really excited to be with so many other Jewish educators for the 4 days of the conference.

Date 09/07/2010

By Chuck Lisner

Subject One building WOW

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I was in Baltimore last year and being together in one building for all the sessions with so many Jews adds to the experience.

Date 05/07/2010

By Sherry Barsky

Subject i will be there

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Can't wait to get to Mass. and be a part of NewCAJE. Time to learn and see old friends and meet new ones.

Date 02/07/2010

By Roger Smith

Subject I will be there

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Looking forward to meeting up with old friends, and new ones. A note to fellow performers: I will have percussion.

Date 01/07/2010

By Joyce Siegel

Subject The conference will be one of the best!

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I'm so happy to be part of this awesome opportunity to learn with scholars and meet other educators, music, entertainment and learning!!!

Date 06/07/2010

By Laurie Shapiro

Subject Re: The conference will be one of the best!

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Hi Joyce, I look forward to seeing you at CAJE! So happy it's back!
Laurie Shapiro
lshapiro41@msn.com

Date 01/07/2010

By Rabbi Larry Karol

Subject I will be there

Reply

It will be an honor to be a part of the first newCAJE conference.
I look forward to learning, singing and sharing!

Date 23/07/2010

By Deborah Salomon

Subject Re: I will be there

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Hebrew Wizards will be there and ready to enjoy an amazing 4 days! Teaching our stuff on Tuesday 10:30 class! Wanna be a Wizard?
Www.hebrewizards.com
can't wait!