Bethany Leinweber is the Director of Youth Education, Outreach & Engagement at Temple Sinai in Sarasota, FL. She has been with Temple Sinai since 2006 first founding the Gan Preschool Program and eventually transitioning into her current position. In 2020, outreach and engagement was added to her portfolio.Continue Reading →
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Choose one or more of the following poems to read or listen to together and discuss. As you will see these poems are intended to make space for emotions and empathy, not to spur a political discussion. Then, consider inviting participants to write a poem or prayer in…Continue Reading →
By Rabbi Daniel Brenner, eJewish Philanthropy
How will a year plus of touch depravation change the way adolescents and young adults interact in large groups of their peers? What are the possible dangers, as well as the clear benefits, connected to this return to physical contact and touch?
Our 2021 seder resource offers you—and others around your table or online—the opportunity to consider the weight of the challenges you have been carrying over the past year, and the burdens shouldered by so many others who have helped us persevere and arrive at another Passover.Continue Reading →
With the pandemic, many Jewish families are having to let go of long-held expectations about the b-mitzvah they imagined for their child to embrace the unique possibilities of the moment—and Moving Traditions has a new guide to facilitate…Continue Reading →
Introducing Moving Traditions’ Thanksgiving Discussion Guide. The guide prompts you to consider your values and hopes for society.Continue Reading →
Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leading Your Group This Weekend For those of you who are leading teens this weekend, here are a few questions to consider with reflections from our education and training team: 1. How…Continue Reading →
As Jewish feminists of many genders, across generations, who are queer and straight, white and of color, today we give each other comfort and stand together as we prepare for a Supreme Court likely to carry out a more conservative agenda.Continue Reading →
Here is an activity you can use with teens to consider the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, z”l. The full session can be found in the Current Events section of our password protected curriculum. If…Continue Reading →
By Danielle Gruber, Kol Koleinu Fellow Personal values play a large role in deciding which issues are meaningful to you as a voter and which decisions you make on election day. The purpose of this workshop is to…Continue Reading →