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Job opportunity available with us!

 

The Lorraine and Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches is looking for a skilled and professional

 

Community Engagement Associate

 

Please click here to read a full job description 

 

 


 

 

Friedman CJE to Host 2015 Early Childhood Conference with Focus on Arts-integrated STEM Learning.  

 

On February 16, 2015 the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education will be hosting its 24thannual Jewish Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference. The conference attracts teachers from all over South Florida to engage in dynamic lectures and workshops to enhance their early childhood teaching skills.

 

This year, the conference will highlight master teaching artists from theWolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts, an internationally respected program that provides innovative arts-based teaching strategies.   Presenters will focus on how intentional, creative performing arts experiences can interplay with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) knowledge in the early childhood classroom.

 

The keynote speaker will discuss why this approach to learning promotes essential habits of mind that will prepare students for the requirements of the 21stcentury workplace by promoting critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Two breakout sessions will allow participants to create and explore methods for enriching their classrooms through arts-based practices and experiences. 

 

One hundred and eighty conference attendees look forward to participating in what is designed to be a rich and rewarding Friedman CJE learning experience for early childhood educators.

 

For more information about the conference contact Robyn Hurvitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 561-209-2621.

 

 

 


 

 


It's a Balancing Act - Nurturing the Social, Emotional and Educational Balance in Your Child's Day - Workshops with Dr. Robert Brooks
        

 

On February 22, 2015 the Friedman CJE will be joining the Arthur I. Meyer Academy and Mandel JCC in hosting ateacherworkshop and aparentworkshop withDr. Robert Brooks.  The Resilient Childis designed to help parents and teachers ensure children experience a healthy, balanced lifestyle that promotes overall well-being.

 


 
Dr. Brooks is one of today's leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, motivation, school climate, a positive work environment, and family relationships.  During the past 35 years, Dr. Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and business people.  His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions, and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

 At Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy

 5225 Hood Road

 Palm Beach Gardens

  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Sunday February 22, 2015

 At Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy

 5225 Hood Road

 Palm Beach Gardens

  Lunch will be served. 

 

RSVP: 

Meyer Academy parents, teachers, synagogue schools and synagogue school teachers:

Please RSVP to Deborah Rubin by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

JCC parents and teachers:

Please RSVP to Letrice by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

For more information about the workshops contact Robyn Hurvitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 561-209-2621.

 


 

 

Friedman CJE's Family Event Calendar Features Collaborative Events for Families.  

 

Friedman CJE is collaborating on a host of opportunities for family fun this February:

 

Temple Beth El and Temple Israel will be hosting a Teva Trek with Shabbat Puppy on Saturday, February 7, 2015in the Northwood neighborhood.

 

Temple Beth Am is hosting a Kids Shabbat Program with Shabbat Puppyon Friday,February 13, 2015.

 

Temple Beth Torah is hosting another Tot Shabbat on Friday, February 27, 2015.

 

For more information about local events in the community see our list of collaborative programs for 2014/2015.  

 

 


 

 


CJE's Director of Jewish Family Life, Amy Bergman Teaching PJ Library Track at the 2015 Songleader Boot camp.
  

 

PJ Library┬« and Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) are offering a brand new collaboration to expand the skills and leadership abilities of musicians, storytellers, and those who lead PJ Library Programming throughout North America.  Friedman CJE's Amy Bergman, Director of Jewish Family Life will be teaching at the conference as a faculty member. The conference will be held February 15-17th in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

 Participants will learn to create powerful, interactive connections, expand leadership abilities, and learn specific skills and techniques to inspire young children and their families. Musicians, storytellers and those who lead, or aspire to lead, will be attendance.

 

For more information about the conference visit www.songleaderbootcamp.com or contact Amy Bergman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 561-209-2608.

 

 


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Please visit our new Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education BLOG: 

 http://cjepb.wordpress.com/ 

 

 


 

 
Conversations with Jewish Women Writers Off to a Dynamic and Inspiring Start.   

The Friedman CJE hosted the first of two authors at its annualConversations with Jewish Women Writers this past January 21st and January 22nd in Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Conversations participants enjoyed an interesting and thought-provoking discussion of In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist with author, Ruchama King Feuerman. 

 

Nomi Eve, author of Henna House will discuss her work on February 25th and 26th, 2015."An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century, from the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard.  In the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent, Henna House is the enthralling story of a woman, her family, their community, and the rituals that bind them." 


Registration for Conversationsis still open for the second session. The fee for second session participation is $75.  The book is not included in this price.  The book is available for download as an e-book or by purchase at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. 

 

The session will be held at the following times:

 

Wednesday, Feburary 25, 2015

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Palm Beach Country Club

 or

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Palm Beach Country Club

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Frenchman's Creek Country Club

 or

1:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Frenchman's Creek Country Club

 

You can find the second session registration form here. 

 

For more information or to register, please contact Erika Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 561-209-2616. 

 


 


YAD to Host Simchat Bats - Namings for Students 

 

The J.N. Somers YAD Hebrew School for Children with Special Needs will be hosting Simchat Bats on Sunday, February 8th.  The special occasion will be an opportunity for students who have not formally received a Hebrew name to be named and celebrated.  The namings will be guided by Wilma Turk, Director of Special Needs Education.   

 

YAD is the only Sunday religious and Hebrew school in the greater Palm Beaches specifically designed to ensure that children with special educational needs receive a meaningful and engaging Jewish education.

 

Details of the program, under the leadership of Wilma Turk, Friedman CJE's Director of Special Needs Education, are available on our website at www.cjepb.orgor by contacting Wilma Turk directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   


 

                                    

What's the point of living Jewishly?
 

Find out why The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is so popular nationally and

 

internationally.   


 

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Purposes of Jewish Living

 

            What's the point of living Jewishly? What are the ideas, beliefs, and practices of Jewish living?Why do Jews believe as they do? How do Jewish thinkers answer the big questions of life?

This course examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, life cycle observances, and Jewish practice, thought, and theology. 

 

Next class meets January 29th, 2015

Running through April 30, 2015

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 11:45 am

Temple Shaarei Shalom,

9085 Hagen Ranch Rd., Boynton Beach

 

Here's what students are saying:

 

"This is a great university level learning experience which ties together the bits and pieces I've learned over the years. It's equally great for total beginners or people with advanced learning. We level the playing field by reading the texts together and then have terrific class interaction."-Alan L. Shulman 

 

"Although I had a good Jewish educational background, I still find every class broadens my knowledge."   - Sandi Rosen

  

"It's very good to be sitting in a class with people who are as enthusiastic about Jewish learning as I am. It whets your appetite to learn more. The more you learn, the more you appreciate the gift that we have in Judaism."   - Belle Winston

 

Reserve your seat by contacting

                   Joyce Siegel at 561-209-2612, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /Debbie Kaplan at 561-209-2618, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  

What Sets The Florence Melton School  

of Adult Jewish Learning Apart?

 International program

Text-based study

Curriculum created by experts at Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Interactive teaching techniques

Pluralistic perspective

 


 


Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens OfferingThe Art of Parenting Six-Session Course 

 

 

Whether all is going well or you're facing challenges,The Art of Parentingwill equip you with insight, skill, and technique to raise self-reliant children.

 

 

Drawing on three millennia of Jewish wisdom and skillfully crafted into an enthralling expose addressing the unique situations parents face today,The Art of Parentingwill ensure that you have the know-how to navigate challenges, the tools to be effective, and the confidence to know you're doing your best to secure you child's future.

 

 

Option 1:

Six Wednesday Evenings,

Starting January 28, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens 

7025 Fairview Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

  

Option 2:

Six Tuesday Mornings,

Starting March 10, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Mandel JCC

5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

For more information e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;  To RSVP go towww.MYJLI.com,www.JewishGardens.com, or call 561-624-2223

 

 


 


To Feed Your Jewish Soul...
 

On February 4th we will be welcomed into our Jewish festival for the trees - Tu B'Shevat. Tu B'Shevat marks the new year for the trees.  In Israel this was an important demarcation in the Shemita cycle as there were tithes associated with new fruits.  To celebrate we eat the fruits of the holy land as spoken about in the Torah.

 

Do you know what the seven species of the Holy Land are?

They are grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, dates, wheat, and barley.

 

Enjoy these resources related to Shevat:

 

Shevat 

Aish  

My Jewish Learning 

Hazon

 

Rosh Chodesh - Blessing of the New Moon 

My Jewish Learning    

Chabad 

Lesson Plans and Activities-Lookstein Center 

Ideas for Kids from Shlock Rock 

How to Start a Rosh Chodesh Group 

 

Jewish Calendar

Hebrew Date Converter 

Chabad Calendar for Candlelighting Times, Torah Reading and Much More

Aish.com Jewish calendar  

 


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