Through a Different Lens

We are excited to offer a new approach to professional development for Bay Area Jewish Educators:

Through a Different Lens

A Three-Session Series led by Rabbi Joshua Fenton, Vavi Toran, and Ilan Vitemberg

Through a Different Lens explores big ideas in Jewish education through a variety of lenses.  Each exploration includes three perspectives on a specific topic presented over three sessions.  Each session is led by a different master educator, connecting participants to the best of Bay Area Jewish educators. The foci include Israel, Hebrew language, pedagogy, philosophy, the arts, movement, tradition, text and more. Jewish LearningWorks partners with a host of Bay Area organizations to connect teachers to the larger Jewish educational community.   

This year we are excited to announce that our pilot initiative will focus on Tefillah/ prayer.

Embodying Tefillah with Ilan Vitemberg, Thursday March 13, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Tefillah and Space with Rabbi Joshua Fenton, Thursday March 27, 6:30PM - 8:00P
The Art of Tefillah with Vavi Toran, Thursday April 10, 6:30PM - 8:00PM


Jewish LearningWorks exists to improve and extend Jewish learning throughout the Bay Area. Our greatest partners in that venture are Bay Area Jewish Educators.  We hope this new initiative meets the needs of our educational community and we welcome any and all feedback regarding logistics, topics, or form.

Attend all three sessions and receive a prize!

For more information, contact Rabbi Fenton at 

To RSVP, contact Robin Smith at