Online Learning

We offer a rich variety of learning opportunities in which you can participate from the comfort of your very own office or home. Whether your schedule allows for a one-hour webinar or a four-part learning series, we have something for everyone.

LEARNING NETWORKS LEARNING LABS INSPIRED CONVERSATIONS

EJE LEARNING NETWORKS

Learning Networks offer participants the chance to connect and learn with other members of the network linked by common areas of interest or purpose. Guided by a facilitator with expertise in the content area, these networks convene monthly to learn, practice, share successes, collaborate on new approaches to old challenges, and offer support and resources.

EJE LEARNING LABS

Learning Labs offer participants the chance to engage deeply into a particular topic of interest, learn with and from other members of the network, and practice new skills in a supportive setting. Led by an expert in the topic area, these workshops convene 3-4 times and will help you gain and enhance knowledge and skills and connect with a supportive network of colleagues.

Past labs have included “Becoming a Resonant Leader” and “Bringing Mindfulness to our Lives, Work, and Learners.”

INSPIRED CONVERSATIONS

Our Inspired Conversations feature innovators in the field who share the stories behind their work and impact, exposing educators to new ideas and providing inspiration for their work.

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Inspired Conversations : Archive

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Creating Intentional and Collaborative Space: <br />Lessons from a Jewish Coworking Community
ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us to learn how an intentional and mission-driven space can foster collaboration and innovation. Hear from Director Irene Lehrer Sandalow about the creation and mission of Sketchpad, Chicago's Jewish Innovation Space. Whether you're interested in creating your own coworking community or how to create a collaborative and innovative culture in your current workplace, you will leave this conversation inspired with new insights and ideas. SketchPad is Chicago's Jewish Innovation Space. It is a shared workspace and community for innovative, mission-driven Jewish organizations and entrepreneurs. SketchPad energizes and strengthens an open Chicago Jewish community by promoting collaboration and innovation for Jewish nonprofit organizations and professionals. SketchPad provides a coworking space and programming that stimulates cross-fertilization of ideas, further invigorating our communal landscape. MEET YOUR FACILITATOR Irene Lehrer Sandalow has worked in the Jewish nonprofit sector for over 15 years. She has expertise in coalition building, project management, strategic planning, curriculum development, community education, outreach, and organizing. Most recently, Irene was the Chicago Senior Project Manager of URJ’s B’nai Mitzvah Revolution which facilitates a change process among congregations to generate new ideas and modalities of meaningful celebrations of b’nai mitzvah. Prior to that, Irene founded the Parent to Parent Initiative at The Jewish Education Project promoting parent leadership in Jewish day schools in New York. From 2006-2012, Irene worked at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) where she educated, mobilized, and organized members of the Jewish community in local and national social justice campaigns. Irene now serves on the board of directors for JCUA and SVARA. Irene's writings have appeared in eJewish Philanthropy, ZEEK: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Journal for Jewish Communal Service, and Sh’ma: a Journal for Jewish Ideas. She and her husband, Dr. Nathan Sandalow, are the proud parents of Eli, Abe, and Chananya (Henry) current (and future) students at the Chicago Jewish Day School.
Learning by Retreating: <br />The Power of Impactful Immersive Experiences
Deepen your knowledge of "learning by doing" by exploring the impact of "learning by retreating." Immersive learning experiences are some of the most powerful models of experiential education and in this inspired conversation, you will have the chance to learn from two talented educators and EJE Network members who create these experiences for a living.
Passion Project: How 3 Camps Mastered the Art of Niche Engagement
Kids are specializing more now than ever before. This generation wants to hone and strengthen specific skills and if we want to pique their interest, then we need to understand their interests. Join our exciting virtual panel of Directors who are leading the way in specialty niche engagement. Learn how Eden Village Camp, Havaya Arts and 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy are meeting kids where they are and sparking their passions, all while offering a transformative Jewish experience, and what take-aways you can apply to your own work.
The Story Behind OneTable: Designing for Engagement
In this conversation we hear from OneTable Founding Executive Director Aliza Kline. OneTable is an online and in-person hub for millennials to end their week with intention and create unique Shabbat dinners. In its first three years OneTable has inspired and supported more than 4,000 dinners across the country, engaging more than 30,000 young adults, creating 60,000 seats at the table. Here Aliza shares how the OneTable team went from goals to impact and the role that the experiential education plays in their success.
The Story Behind JustLove: A New Approach to Community, Social Justice and Interfaith Engagement
In this conversation we talk with Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp, founder of JustLOVE, as she discusses the creation and impact of their multi-faith movement and why it’s working. Hear the story about a group of clergy from different backgrounds who brought their communities together to pursue positive dialogue, break social silos and work for systemic justice in their city.
Teaching Character: How One School Teaches and Measures Character Development
Are you interested in bringing character strengths into your teaching? Have you wondered how to measure a learner’s character development? How does one teach for character anyway? Hear from a school that is doing just that! In this conversation, we learn from Head of School Steve Freedman and Dean of Student Learning Dr. Jennifer Friedman of Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit. Join us to learn how the school not only teaches character to their students but has also created a culture of character in their community.
Community Design: How Design Thinking Can Help Build and Engage Community
In this conversation we learn from Tamara Rebick, founder of CORIPHERY Holistic Consulting Solutions and EJE Network member, as she shares her own experience using Design Thinking to reimagine community and engage leadership, and helps us dive deeper into how to apply it to areas of problem solving, decision-making and strategies for driving change. Find out how you can effectively use principles of Design Thinking to redefine your goals and transform your impact.
Bug Juice With  a Twist : Trybal's New Approach to Young Adult Engagement
In this conversation, learn from Carine Warsawski, founder of Trybal Gatherings, as she shares her exciting and innovative approach to young adult engagement. Carine shares was inspired her to start Trybal, its impact so far, her takeaways from her successes and failures, and the top 5 things she's learned about engaging young adults. Get ready to see camp in a whole new light!