Category Archives: Teen Network

Transforming Education Through Technology

Join us! The Bureau of Jewish Education is partnering with the Jewish High Tech Community of Silicon Valley and featuring the voice of Jewish educator Evan Wolkenstein to explore the impact technology is having in the classroom.

DATE: Tuesday May 8th TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION: Fenwick & West, 801 California Street, Mountain View Together

BJE and JHTC assembled a panel to explore how to pair an investment in technology pedagogies, best practices and creative employment of these new technological advances, in order to really harness the potential they promise. It is imperative that investment in technology not be about the technology itself, but about enabling students to learn more dynamically and teachers to teach more creatively. How are personalization, social networks, learning analytics and other trends transforming education and learning? BJE’s Debby Jacoby will open the show, along with JHTC’s Tanya Okmyansky. Participating on the panel is Evan Wolkenstein, the Director of Experiential Education at Jewish Community High School of the Bay. The moderator is Martin Griss, Director of Carnegie Mellon of Silicon Valley. Also participating on the panel are Isaac Segal, President and CEO of Tegrity, a division of McGraw-Hill Higher Education and David Strauss, a Vice President at Kno, Inc. Click here to register, see the program and bios of the panelists. Click here to read more about Evan and his “paperless” class. JHTC and their President Tanya Okmyansky were prominently featured in the J Weekly this past week. Hope you can join us!


Resources from Tuesday’s Network Meeting

Here are the handouts from Tuesday’s Network meeting:

Youth Empowerment Text study

Youth Empowerment Definition

Adultism Definition

Principles for Allies of Young People

Step Into the Circle

Resources from 10/4 Network Meeting

Tuesday Oct 4, 2011

“Setting Ourselves Up for Success: Healthy Relationships, Healthy Boundaries

With Zephira Derblich-Milea, Youth Program Coordinator, Shalom Bayit

Healthy vs Unhealthy Boundaries

Jewish Quotes, Texts, and Concepts on Equal, Respectful Relationships

Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

Bottom lines activity

These materials are generously provided by Zephira Derblich-Milea, Youth Program Coordinator @ Shalom Bayit.  Click here to learn more about Shalom Bayit and click here to learn more about their Love Shouldn’t Hurt program for teens.

If you wish to use these materials in a professional setting, please contact Zephira.  Thank you!

Don’t Forget: Oshman Family JCC’s Teen Expo coming up next Sunday, August 28th!

We are delighted to invite you to the first Teen Expo at the Oshman Family JCC. Make informed decisions about teen programming, safety and supervision and have a blast at Oshman Family JCC’s Teen Expo.

You’ll meet directors of teen organizations from all over the Bay Area and learn about youth movements, community service, mitzvah projects (for Bar & Bat Mitzvah prep), sports and Maccabi Games® sign-ups, religious schools, video and photography classes, Israel advocacy programs and much more.

Plus, there will be opportunities to win prizes, teen performances, sports and more. So come join the fun and bring your friends if you’d like to sign up for a program together.

Click here for more information. 

Teens in grades 8-12, join us the night before the Expo for our Teen Takeover Night!

For: Teens in grades 6-12 and their parents
Date: Sunday, August 28
Time: 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Location: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Contact: Noya Adler-Abramitzky
(650) 223-8649

Help JTA Create a Fantastic One-Day Event for Parents of Teens!

JTA is planning a one-day learning event for parents of teens.

In order for this to be the most helpful event possible, we are asking for YOUR input.

Fill out this brief survey and let us know your needs.

Questions?  Contact Julie Emden, 415-751-6983, ext. 125

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Shabbat Shalom!

BJE’s Annual Celebration is Coming Up May 19th! You don’t want to miss this!

The Bureau of Jewish Education’s
114th Annual Celebration
Guest Speaker Rabbi Noa Kushner
“Building a connected and spiritually alive Jewish generation”
Thursday May 19 · 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF · 3200 California Street, San Francisco
Free of charge  ·  Light Supper Served
Five Bay Area synagogues are transforming religious school education through the NESS initiative. Teams of synagogue school educators, clergy, families and lay leaders deconstructed their programs, and together with BJE’s guidance built unique religious schools that incorporate their synagogues’ missions and values.
BJE builds partnerships. Partnerships like NESS, where a community’s shared work creates a new and enduring vision of Jewish education.
Join us to celebrate NESS, our volunteers, and the future of Jewish learning.