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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Sunday, January 19 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Boys, Girls and the Rest of Us: Creating a truly inclusive community of B'Tzelem Elohim

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As Jewish Day Schools aspire to be inclusive communities for all Jewish children, this workshop will educate the participants about the character of inclusive communities, as it pertains to the nuances of gender diversity and variances. The sessions learning and activities will draw on secular and Jewish resources to give practical guidelines for creating a more inclusive classroom. Through discussion, role play and meaningful resources, participants will leave the workshop having had the opportunity to vet their own questions and gain a wealth of insight towards the tikkun of inclusion in their school.

The goals of this session are to educate and dispel myths about gender variance. The workshop will explore the values inherent in an inclusive community, and the stumbling blocks to inclusion. Participants will take away practical strategies for making a classroom and school more welcoming to this population.

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Yechiel Hoffman

Director of Youth Learning and Engagement, Temple Beth Am
Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman serves as the Director of Youth Learning and Engagement for Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, where he enriches Jewish journeys through an inclusive Jewish community and meaningful Jewish learning experiences. A recipient of the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize in 2013, Rabbi Hoffman created innovative learning programs as LimmudLA’s Executive Director and as the experiential educator and Jewish studies... Read More →
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Rebecca Weiner

Education & Training Manager, Keshet Online
Rebecca Weiner, MA has been working in the Jewish community for the past twenty-five years. She has worked as an educator, consultant, and program manager. She is currently the education director at Congregation Sha'ar Zahav. Rebecca was an interculturalist and trainer for the high tech industry with a focus on helping Israelis become thriving members of global teams. Rebecca brings to her position at Keshet her expertise in... Read More →

Sunday January 19, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
National Room Westin LAX

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