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South Pen Jewish Family Engagement Network | Case Study Workshop

  • Oshman Family JCC 4th floor above the main theater 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA, 94303 United States (map)
South Peninsula Jewish Family Engagement Network
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When you arrive at the JCC, try to park in the garage. Please allow extra time to look for street parking, in case garage is full.


JFEN is intended for professionals working with families whose children are age 5-12, but welcomes others to join too.

At today’s session we will consider strategies to design and implement high quality Jewish family engagement opportunities. Knowing what our measures of success are, we will look at our individual programs with a thoughtful eye and identify ways to ensure that we are meeting our goals.

At this second JFEN session we will use lesson or facilitation plans from members of the Network as case studies to:

  • Align program activities with desired outcomes.
  • Articulate strategies for making changes in the middle of a family event.
  • Create strategies for follow up activities or to link one event to the next.

    There is no charge for participation, but registration is recommended so that we we can be in touch with you about any last minute or day-of changes.

Presented By Jenni Mangel.
Jenni is an educator who believes passionately that Jewish education positively impacts the Jewish identity of children and their families.  Her work reflects a commitment to connect learning, community involvement, and leadership with personal and spiritual development. She has worked with youth, teens, and adults in professional, academic, and extracurricular settings since 1993.  

Over the years, she held a variety of leadership and educator positions at the Bureau of Jewish Education in San Francisco (BJE, now “Jewish Learning Works”), Berkeley Hillel, Jewish Vocational Service, Midrasha – East Bay Jewish Community High School, Mills College, San Francisco State University (SFSU), Jewish Milestones, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Habonim Dror. Before (re)joining the team at Jewish LearningWorks in 2017, Jenni worked for 10 years as a coach and consultant to help individuals and organizations develop the capacity to effectively reach their professional and organizational goals.

Jenni holds a MA in Educational Leadership from Mills College in Oakland, CA (2006) where she focused on service learning as a tool for identity formation of college students.  Prior to that Jenni earned a BA in History with a Minor in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1998) where her work centered around immigrant rights in France and multicultural education.  

Jenni is an active parent leader and volunteer at both Congregation Netivot Shalom and Harding Elementary School.  When there are moments in the day to spare, Jenni loves to be outside in her garden with her husband, two children and dog; taking photographs; making greeting cards; and connecting with family and friends.



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