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Carla Adivi

BJE Builder - Carla Adivi, Valley Outreach Synagogue

Dec 29, 2020

Jewish education provides our young people the space to learn about their heritage and culture, to understand themselves as individuals and as part of a larger community. This enables them to build their desire and capacity to serve others, to develop strong values that will allow them to make good decisions and develop healthy relationships in their lives, to build their leadership skills so that they may take an active role in making the world a better place, and to know that wherever they may be in the world, they have a community.

Of Gratitude, Resilience and Hanukkah

Dec 08, 2020

Each year, at Hanukkah, I reflect on the story beyond the story.  In the face of the pervasive power of Hellenism, a popular uprising in Judea, led by the Maccabees, succeeded in pushing back Syrian-Greek forces, rededicating the Temple and establishing a dynasty that governed Judea for a century.  Yet, self-rule – much of the time characterized by internal conflict -- under that dynasty lasted only a century and, a century beyond that, the Temple was destroyed by the Romans. 

ECDN PD: Five Non-Negotiable Skills for Increasing Enrollment

BJE, JTS, and the Jewish Federation's JECELI-LA would like to invite you to a special professional development opportunity with Julie Wassom on:

In this 3-part series, Julie will be introducing marketing strategies to rebuild enrollment in our ECCs during these COVID times.

In session 3, she will review essential skills for turning inquiries into school visits and prospect tours into registered enrollments, including tips for effective virtual tours. 

ECDN PD: Easy Ways to Recruit Qualified Prospects for your Preschool

BJE, JTS, and the Jewish Federation's JECELI-LA would like to invite you to a special professional development opportunity with Julie Wassom on:

ECDN PD: Keys to Rebuilding Enrollment in the Wake of Covid-19

BJE, JTS, and the Jewish Federation's JECELI-LA would like to invite you to a special professional development opportunity with Julie Wassom on:

Early Childhood Director's Network Meeting - January 19, 2020

Monthly gathering of the Directors and Assistant Directors in our ECC network.

Open to Early Childhood Director's Network

Contact person: Carly Rosenstein


Upcoming dates:

Feb. 17th
Mar. 17th
Apr. 21st
May 19th

BJE Student Services CoP Virtual meeting on Classroom Management

Ongoing virtual meetings about meeting the needs of diverse learners during COVID and during virtual learning.  Positive Classroom Management in the Age of Covid-19   In these unprecedented times, how can educators manage a socially distant and/or remote classroom in a compassionate yet effective manner? This workshop outlines how teachers can inspire children to “buy in” to new rules and routines and empower students to self-regulate in challenging moments.

Open to Student Services personnel from schools, HOS, GS and JS Principals

Gavel and scales of justice

Day school operations during the pandemic: court order in connection with Yavneh v. Newsom

Nov 15, 2020

Recently, a court order was issued in connection with a case brought by a number of private religious schools relating to state mandates during the pandemic.  The text of the stipulated order – an agreement between plaintiffs and the state – reads as follows (full text).

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAMUEL A. FRYER YAVNEH ACADEMY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. GAVIN NEWSOM, et al., Defendants. No2:20-cv-7408 (JAK) (PLAx)

STIPULATED ORDER OF DISMISSAL (JS-6)

ECDN PD #2: Emerging Legal Issues in ECC

Liebert, Cassidy, and Whitmore will be presenting for the ECDN's second PD of the year. This workshop is designed to inform California’s Jewish Early Childhood Education Centers of emerging legal issues and to help them anticipate and manage these trends. It will cover recent court cases from around the country as well as recently enacted and revised statutes. The workshop will explain how these cases and statutes are relevant to Jewish ECCs.  

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