MaTaRoT Monthly Workshop Recordings

Hebrew College partners with national and local organizations, as well as individuals both within and outside of the College, to offer nine stand-alone seminars on a variety of current topics. These may include topics such as, Equity and Justice in Jewish education; inclusion & equality in Jewish life; Jewish arts; book discussions, etc. Organizations will likely include JArts, Gateways, Facing History and Ourselves, Keshet, and more.  These subsidized seminars are available to all schools in the CJP catchment area.

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Past Workshops

Hebrew in Supplementary Schools: How do we get to “keyn”?

Instructors: Lori B. Sagarin, RJE & Tal Gale
Dates: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Teaching Hebrew in a supplementary school can be stressful, lonely and at times frustrating. In this session, we will explore what can be accomplished for students, supporting feelings of success in teachers. Resources will be shared for bringing fun, interactive techniques into your classroom or zoom room. There will be opportunities to share best practices and methodologies and you will leave this session with ideas you can implement immediately. Presented by Lori B. Sagarin, RJE and Tal Gale from Hebrew at the Center.

Pedagogy of Partnership: Exploring the Hevruta Experience

Instructors: Allison Cook & Dr. Orit Kent
Dates: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Havruta learning, a traditional form of Jewish study in pairs, is more than two people learning together. Havruta constructs a space built on humility and creativity – of generative collaboration and attuned responsiveness to one another and the texts or content we are learning. Come explore some of Pedagogy of Partnership’s core frameworks and harness the power of havruta to shape the values, skills, and experiences of learners in your program.

Understanding & Navigating Challenging Behaviors in a Supplemental School Setting

Instructor: Sandy Gold
Dates: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

In today’s formal and informal Jewish educational programs, children’s behavior is an important factor in their social and academic experience. Just as students’ behavior impacts their learning, their learning needs also impact their behaviors. During this workshop, we will explore the interaction between learning issues and behavior and we’ll examine strategies that can help teachers navigate challenging classroom situations.

Educator as Allies & Advocates

Instructor: Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael
Dates: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Study after study has shown us the importance of inclusion, dignity, and diversity in the classroom. Students truly thrive in their learning when they are able to see themselves in their learning, and feel that they and their families are valued, seen, and embraced. All to often, LGBTQ students or students who are part of LGBTQ families encounter curricula, policies, and classroom practices that do not affirm them. Join Keshet to learn about classroom practices that can build LGBTQ-affirming learning environment in which students can thrive.

Teaching Primary Sources

Instructor: Lucy Marshall
Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

Join the Jewish Women’s Archive Twersky Education Fellow, Lucy  Marshall, to learn about incorporating historical sources into your teaching. Together we will dive into a primary source document that helps bring Jewish women’s history to life. We’ll explore how primary sources can bring the past into focus and provide us and your students with rich images and content to inform our lives as Jews today. Lucy will also give us a  guided tour of the extraordinary wealth of teaching resources available on jwa.org.

Teaching about God & Faith

Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire
Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021

Children have the innate ability to be curious about God and Faith. Join Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire as we explore together pedagogies that provide us as educators the keys to unlocking that curiosity.