Back to School!
It’s that bittersweet time of the year again when we trade in our beach bags for backpacks and get ready to take on a new school year. The freedom and slow pace of the summer is hard to see go, but we are equally excited about what a new year brings. You’ll notice for us that the new year brings a new and improved format for our newsletter. Don’t forget to make sure that all of your teachers are signed up, as well as any board members or education committee members that you want to keep informed.
The first day of school always feels exciting. Teachers start fresh with a new class and friends are reunited. Getting to that first day though takes a tremendous amount of planning! We at the ISJL love planning and finding ways to make this process as easy for you as possible!
We have ideas for how to set the tone for the year, how to execute excellent teachers trainings, how to set parents up for success, checklists galore and more. We hope you get some great inspiration here and that you will reach out to your Education Fellow for anything you need!
Chai Lights: Conference 2016
This year's conference was full of life! Here are some of the "chai" lights of our time together... and enjoy the image collage to re-live each great moment! Read More...
Creating A Culture of Parental Involvement
Every religious school educator knows that the few hours spent in a religious school classroom each week is not enough to provide students with all of the Jewish education they need. While it certainly provides a foundation, these hours fall flat if families are not bringing Judaism back into their own homes at the end of religious school. So how do we do that? Read More...
Spotlight On: Galveston, Texas
Teacher Training Makes All The Difference
As we head into a new school year, it’s critical to equip both teachers, as well as students, with the skills to succeed. Before the semester starts, it's helpful to think about who your teachers are, what you can offer them, what you should expect from them, and how to make the most of everyone’s time. Read More...
The ISJL Program Bank: Making Your Jewish Education Dreams Come True!
Have you ever wondered what sort of crazy ideas and programs the Education Fellows have created? Every program that is requested or dreamed up by a Fellow is placed in the ISJL Program Bank. The Program Bank is full of over 700 fully scripted programs that can be sent or brought to any community, whether your Fellow is around for the event or not. Read More...
Space Jam: Making Physical And Emotional Room for Learning
The ISJL Education Team
We're proud to provide our partners with monthly additional resources and enrichment to share with your classrooms and communities! If you have newsletter questions or requests, email Director of Education Rabbi Matt Dreffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.