A day-long summit to elevate the practice of Jewish education, and inspire profound changes in the outcome of the learner's experience.

Monday, January 13, 2020
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA, 94111 

ELEVATE is a day-long summit in San Francisco, that will bring together Jewish educational leaders and innovators from across the country. It will offer an interactive learning space for educators, parents, grandparents, clergy, and community leaders. Join us for this opportunity to learn and discuss big educational ideas and take away practical knowledge that can be used in classrooms and at home.  

We created this summit to advance state-of-the-art approaches to Jewish learning, to share best educational practices and innovations, and to develop a common understanding among educators, parents, clergy, and lay leaders. 

Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Wendy Mogel

Dr. Wendy Mogel is a clinical psychologist, international public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, The Blessing of a B-Minus. Her latest book is Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen. β€œHer mission is the protection and promotion of self-reliance, resilience, accountability, and exuberance in children.”

Our Distinguished Presenters Include:

Rabbi Adina Allen & Jeff Kasowitz, Co-founders, Jewish Studio Project
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Faith in Action
Dr. Dan Glass, Head of School, Brandeis School of San Francisco
Dr. Orit Kent and Allison Cook, Co-Creators, The Pedagogy of Partnership
Lisa Langer, Union of Reform Judaism
David Lieberman, Moving Traditions
Deborah Meyer, CEO and Co-Founder, Moving Traditions
Nancy Parkes, Founder and Lead Education Consultant, JTeachNOW
Dr. Jane Sherwin Shapiro, Co-founder, Orot Center for New Jewish Learning
Tikva Wiener, Co-Founder and Director, I.D.E.A. Schools Network
Dr. Orit Wolberger, Jewish Early Childhood and Reggio Emilia inspired practitioner


Where is it?

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco

Who should join us at Elevate?

Teachers, educational leaders, parents, grandparents, community leaders, philanthropists; anyone who is passionate about Jewish education.

How long is the summit?

The summit begins Monday morning and ends late Monday afternoon.

Our Tentative Schedule:

9:00 am : Welcome and Setting Intentions

Morning: Workshops/Learning Space

Lunch: Plenary with Keynote Dr. Wendy Mogel

Afternoon: Workshops/Learning Space

4:30 pm : Final Program and Community Reflection

How much does it cost?

$50 Registration Fee includes admission to all workshops, lunchtime plenary.

$36 Registration Fee includes admission to lunchtime plenary.

If you are interested in paying by check, please contact Jenn Brysk at 415.751.6983 ext. 153 or jbrysk@jewishlearningworks.org 

How do I register?

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