One of the beautiful, yet challenging, parts of congregational life is creating relationships between lay and professional leaders. Join us for this day of learning to explore the idea of sacred partnership, the holy relationship between lay and professional leaders and a key ingredient of successful congregational life. Through sacred partnership congregational leaders can build strong education models which are crucial for congregations striving toward deeper relationships, meaning, and impact.
This session is designed for educational leaders in congregational settings - ECE directors, Directors of Education, Youth Program Directors, etc. Teams are encouraged to attend. Our day of learning will be led by Lisa Langer who will set us up to:
- Envision a vibrant sacred partnership with our lay leaders
- Identify strategies to engage and support education lay leaders in a supportive network
- Build awareness and appreciation for education throughout the congregation
- Imagine educational innovation for our congregations
Lisa Langer, RJE believes in the power of relationships, especially the impact that professional / lay-leader partnerships can make in Jewish education spaces. Lisa has served as an educational leader at the URJ, the Bureau of Jewish Education in San Francisco, and Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, California. She has been a visiting lecturer and Alumna-in-Residence at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and is currently a Clinical Faculty Mentor for the Executive M.A. program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education and a Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service from the Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her service to the field of Jewish education. Lisa lives in Menlo Park, California.