The Jewish Education Center is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2021 Educator Awards. The Awards will be formally presented at the JEC’s 28th Annual Celebration, to be held on March 6, 2022.
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The Cleveland Jewish News 2021 Class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe – are attuned to the economic and social challenges facing all of us. And they are dedicated to practicing acts of tikkun olam to help those in need.
Cleveland Educators to be Honored at the Jewish Education Center’s 27th Annual Celebration May 11, 2021
The Jewish Education Center (JEC) is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2020 Educator Awards. The Awards will be given formally at the JEC’s 27th Annual Celebration, held virtually on May 11, 2021.
Jessica Robins, Early Childhood Director at the Mandel JCC, and Katie Theobald, Early Childhood Director at Temple Emanu El, are the leadership behind a campaign to get early childhood educators vaccinated sooner rather than later. They established a petition on Change.org that is heading to 15,000 signatures and since then have been interviewed by a number of media outlets including local TV stations, NPR and the CJN.
Thanks to The Plain Dealer for writing such a sweet article about this past weekend's Young Adult Hamantashen baking event at lucy's sweet surrender bakery! We has so much fun and we are thrilled to be front page news! Check us out!
Nachama Skolnick Moskowitz describes the JECC's exciting curricular work for tweens done in partnership with The Temple-Tifereth Israel and Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
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.
An article published in e-Jewish Philanthropy about the JECC's Text Me Initiative, an initiative designed to help parents navigate technology in the lives of their teens.