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Building a Culture of Continuous Engagement

  • Jewish LearningWorks 601 14th Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94118 United States (map)

Building a Culture of Continuous Engagement


The world of Jewish education could look very different if all of our children transitioned seamlessly from our early childhood centers, to our schools, to our teen programs. To counter drop off rates between stages of learning, institutions must seize the opportunities offered at that these pivotal decision making points in people’s lives. While breaking down the silos in our institutions is part of the equation, the more proactive steps involve creating a pipeline that brings our learners and their families from one stage of Jewish learning to the next. Learn how to seize these opportunities to help families experience a journey of continuous engagement.


This Workshop Will:
Help our congregational teams understand more about families in these transitions.
• Share up-to-date research on these liminal moments in people’s lives
• Provide a guided opportunity for participants to develop strategies for bridging that they can bring back and implement in their institutions.

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This workshop will be led by Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith

Jennifer is the Managing Director of Congregational Learning at The Jewish Education Project. Jennifer received rabbinic ordination from HUC-JIR in 2007 along with her Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her current work concentrates on fostering and spreading educational innovation through consulting, grant initiations, online resources, and professional networks. She has facilitated workshops and seminars on innovation in part-time Jewish education across the country. Jennifer is also an integral part of Shinui, a national network funded by The Covenant Foundation that works towards sparking and spreading innovation in part-time Jewish education. She lives in New Rochelle with her husband, Rabbi Howard Goldsmith, and their two children Lev (6) and Talia (4).