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A Community Model for Supporting “Beyond the Classroom Experiences” by Judith Schiller, Director of the Retreat Institute of the JECC

Through our involvement with Shinui: The Network for Innovation in Part-Time Jewish Education, we have seen first-hand the benefits of sharing an effective model with colleagues. In this spirit, we are compelled to share the model of the Retreat Institute (RI), a program of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC) that receives generous support from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The RI supports congregations, schools, and other Jewish organizations plan and implement “beyond the classroom” experiences – uniquely impactful opportunities for deeper learning, community building, and for fostering a love of Judaism.

Eleven years in. Teens’ Engagement Starts Every Day – from Akiva Hebrew High School to @Akiva Teen Center and Back Again

For eleven years now we have been working very hard to transform the Akiva Hebrew High School into @Akiva, a center for teens. The transformation is ongoing. Ironically, the tale ends with a major project of @Akiva to further Hebrew literacy, professional development, and advocacy in the academic year 2015-16. In a certain, way it marks a curious coming full circle to the “hebraic home” of the project. Like all journeys, the path of innovation is more than linear.

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jDiscovery (K/1 and parent) - Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Date: 7/31/2016, 2 PM 4 PM
Erev Tish'a B'Av
Date: 8/13/2016
Tish'a B'Av
Date: 8/14/2016
Tu B'Av
Date: 8/19/2016
Shin.Shinim Arrival in Cleveland
Date: 8/29/2016
Date: 9/6/2016, 12 PM 2 PM
"A Taste of Judaism"
Date: 9/6/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Beth Israel - West Temple
"A Taste of Judaism"
Date: 9/7/2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Location: Temple Israel Ner Tamid
Date: 9/13/2016, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: Akiva High School
"A Taste of Judaism"
Date: 9/13/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Beth Israel - West Temple
Hebrew Through Movement Community of Practice
Date: 9/13/2016, 7:15 PM 9:15 PM
Location: The Temple Tifereth Israel
Date: 9/14/2016, 12 PM 2 PM
Location: JECC
"A Taste of Judaism"
Date: 9/14/2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Location: Temple Israel Ner Tamid
"A Taste of Judaism
Date: 9/20/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Beth Israel - West Temple
Early Childhood Director's Meeting
Date: 9/21/2016, 12 PM 2 PM
Location: JECC

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