Offers various educational programs for adults and families:
One Jewish Community (OBOJC) is the largest community-wide Jewish literacy program in the country. Each year, Jewish Learning Venture develops resource materials about the selected book and partners with synagogues and agencies that adopt OBOJC as a vehicle for discussing, studying, and celebrating the book and the values and issues raised in it.
The PJ Library Philadelphia supports families in their Jewish journey by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from six months to five and a half years old living in the Greater Philadelphia area. PJ Library Philadelphia is funded by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Jewish Learning Venture, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and private donors.
The JKidPhilly.org website is a resource for Jewish families with young children, ages 0-12. The website includes a community calendar of events and programs, holiday resources, and a searchable directory for schools, early childhood programs, camps, Jewish community centers and more. 215-320-0398
New Beginnings reaches out to expectant parents to promote early connections to Jewish community and Jewish learning. In a New Beginnings class, expectant parents learn about raising a Jewish child, Jewish rituals for newborns (like brit and simhat bat), Jewish thoughts on baby naming, the vocabulary of Jewish living, and making Jewish choices for one's child that are comfortable for each family.
Making Connections presents programs for families celebrating Jewish holidays in public spaces, providing educational resources and creative activities.
Our Jewish Home is an in-home Jewish education program designed to build Jewish identity at the kitchen-table level, training parents to be teachers and empowering them to take on the Jewish education of their children. Families receive personalized learning experiences with an Our Jewish Home educator in their own home. Our Jewish Home is most appropriate for families with children ages 2-8. No prior experience necessary.
And For Jewish Educators:
Jewish Education and Leadership Development, provides opportunities to increase educators’ Judaic and pedagogic skills. Learning opportunities include conferences (Yemei Limmud), single-session workshops for educators, multi-part educational series for education directors, multi-part workshops for lay leadership, monthly webinars, collaborative cross-congregational working groups and more.