Strategic Plan Outcomes

Dear Educators,

Last week, we shared the results of our strategic planning process with our community. 

On one foot (in case you missed it):

We remain dedicated to advancing Jewish learning in our community. We will empower teachers, educational leaders, and parents with skills, tools, and resources to help their students flourish as human beings and as Jews. The result for our children: the ability to apply the wisdom of our tradition to their lives and thus to thrive and deepen their impact on their families, their communities, and the world. Work that does not fit within this focus will end or will continue to run outside of Jewish LearningWorks.

Below we're excited to share the following opportunities for learning and connection among our community of educators. Registration is now open!  

If you have any questions about our focus moving forward or about the offerings listed below, please email Dana Sheanin -


September 8 – Dialogue Across Difference for Teen Educators, with Resetting the Table (SF)
September 17 – INCLUDE Teacher Learning Network launch (East Bay)


October 22 – On the Map Israel curriculum Day of Learning (SF) 
Week of October 30 – Sacred Dialogue for Congregational Educators with Rabbi Amy Eilberg (Six weeks on the Peninsula)
Week of October 30 – How Jewish Values and Compassionate Dialogue Meet in the Classroom with Kathy Simon PhD (Six weeks in the East Bay)
October 31 – Jewish Family Engagement Network (East Bay)


November 7 – Jewish Family Engagement Network (South Peninsula) 
November 16 - Maggid & the Creative Power of Storytelling Arts Day @ CJM (SF) 


Senior professionals and educational leaders will receive our first annual Teacher/Educator needs assessment survey during the week of August 28th. We encourage you to complete the survey and forward it to your teachers so that we can learn more about YOUR professional development interests and needs.


Are you interested in being paired with a mentor or mentoring a new professional?  Please contact Dana directly –


The Jewish LearningWorks staff is available to come to your school or community to provide customized workshops on Exploring Israel, Engaging Jewish Families, and Special Needs Inclusion. To learn more about available workshops and fees, please click here.

We look forward to learning with you in the coming months!

The Team at Jewish LearningWorks