Who’s at the Table?


“Passover is more than just one or two nights or even eight days. When we think of all we do for the Seder, sharing recipes and making them, selling hametz, enlisting our children in cleaning the house, running school car washes, inviting guests from all over, creating games and activities to make the Sedarim more […]

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Wilderness Torah launches training program

Wilderness Torah has opened registration for its new training institute, and in the first week people from Israel, California and across the U.S. registered to attend the inaugural program set for July 20-24 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Read the full article here.

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I am a Neurotypical Learner and was Denied a Jewish Day School Education

Learn how Dana Keil, founder and director of Room on the Bench, is a neurotypical learner that was denied a Jewish day school education. “In 1991, my parents decided to enroll my older brother in a Jewish day school. Though not particularly observant, it was their value to give their children a Jewish Education, so […]

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Building Jewish Adults: Learnings of a Young Gap Year Program


“When we started Tivnu: Building Justice five years ago, and when we launched the Gap Year two years ago, we thought we were creating a program about integrating Jewish learning and living with concrete, hands-on social justice work. And that is still a crucial part of what we do. The program brings high school graduates […]

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Creating Positive Memories: Rapping in the Last Three Minutes and Other Ideas in EJE


JVG Alum Matt Bar shares his experience as a graduate of the Yeshiva University Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education. “Over the past eight years, Bible Raps has organized upwards of 250 half ­day workshops nationally and internationally. We make use of a broad array of textual, visual, and audio approaches and often – using such […]

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JVG’ers Among Country’s Most Innovative Organizations

It’s been another huge year for JVG’ers!                      Slingshot recently shared its annual list of the Jewish community’s 50 most innovative organizations. We are proud to see so many JVG Fellows and Alumni recognized for their continued groundbreaking contributions to Jewish life. JVG Fellow/Alumni featured in […]

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Rekindling Shabbat


How does one “set the table for people who set tables”? JVG alum Alison Laichter designed and facilitated Rekindle, a conference about innovative Shabbat, through a collaborative partnership between the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Leichtag Foundation. “In order to construct Rekindle, we deconstructed Shabbat into key elements that were woven into all […]

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Applications are now open for The Collaboratory 2016: Catalyzing Change from the Inside Out

The Collaboratory is back. This year, we are catalyzing change from the inside out! Our gathering will focus on building a values-driven workplace and gaining the tools necessary to move bold visions forward. Apply now to connect with fellow visionaries, activists, and catalyzers of change from across North America, Israel, Europe, and beyond to sharpen skills, build relationships, and advance your work […]

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