Through jkidphilly, Jewish Learning Venture engages families with young children. Across Greater Philadelphia, young children experience Jewish learning, celebrations, and relationships. Through PJ Library subscriptions, low-barrier programs, and Do-it-Yourself resources, families take active steps along their Jewish journeys.
childrenreceived monthly PJ Library books, cds, and family activities
families participated in jkidphilly programs
“This was our first time having a traditional Shabbat dinner, and the information we received along with the 'supplies' helped me a lot."
“The Berger Network helped us make the connection between the community and our synagogue family members and has shown that the younger generation is looking for a connection to the synagogue."
“As a Parent Ambassador for jkidphilly, I have gained important leadership experience in my local Jewish community by connecting with other families and facilitating meaningful programs."
“We're an interfaith family, and I really want my kids to understand their Jewish heritage, even though we don't belong to any formal faith community. The [Purim Package] story was really easy to follow, the crafts were really cute, and we even managed to pick up some hamantaschen at the bakery. If I hadn't been part of this group, we definitely would have missed the opportunity to celebrate Purim, so thank you!"
“Met wonderful people and kids."
This year, Jewish Learning Venture launched the Parent Ambassadors initiative, empowering parents to lead programs and build relationships with families in their neighborhoods.
in Center City, Doylestown, Lafayette Hill, and Lower Merion
families participated in Parent Ambassador programs
Berger Network synagogues actively reach out and engage families with young children using successful Jewish Learning Venture strategies.
in the Berger Synagogue Network for Young Families
attended Berger Network engagement programs