Our Response

Socially Distant.
Still Connected.

Community in Quarantine

"In a time of physical distancing
it's been a blessing to have the jkidphilly community bringing a feeling of interconnectedness. The many zoom and live video programs for families have continually enriched our day-to-day learning and connecting."
— jkidphilly parent

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

FACEBOOK LIVES

VIEWERS

We went live every weekday on jkidphilly's Facebook page with songs, activities, gardening, and more. Most videos were done by jkidphilly Director Lisa Litman or other members of the JLV team. Many were also guest videos by artists, science teachers, gardeners and more.

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Webinars for Virtual Jewish Life

We held "How to Host a Virtual Seder" to help families navigate both the virtual aspects of seder and, for some, the first-time leading experience. We also held a Virtual Grandparenting conversation to share about positive ways to connect with grandchildren while social distancing.

VIRTUAL JKIDPHILLY PROGRAMS

FAMILIES
PARTICIPATED

USERS VISITED
JKIDREMOTE

to find activities and resources during quarantine Learn more!

DISABILITY INCLUSION

Supporting Families Online

With our partners JAFCO, JCHAI, Philly Friendship Circle, and Inclusion Innovations, we offer inspiration and support

  1. VIRTUAL GROUPS FOR PARENTS raising Jewish children with disabilities
  2. EMPOWERING INTERVIEWS for a national audience

PARENTS

at 9 Weekly Meetings Parent Support Groups

EVERYONE'S WELCOME

Disability conversations
with incredible guests

Early Childhood Teacher Training

Webinars for more than 150 TEACHERS in Jewish schools
with 5 EXPERTS from the field

Watch them here!

EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

VIRTUAL COFFEES

SCHOOLS
PARTICIPATED

"Virtual Coffee" began in the fall as monthly check-ins for colleagues. As soon as quarantine began, JLV staff kicked into high gear, offering weekly virtual meetings for both early childhood and congregational education directors in order to share information as well as support in these unprecedented and uncertain times.

Professional Development

17

WEBINARS

about virtual tools, disability inclusion,
and engaging beyond the screen

200+

TEACHERS AND
DIRECTORS

from early childhood and
congregational schools

Tools to Plan and Act

Through a series of scenario planning sessions and compiled data from 22 EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOOLS, we are helping our educators stay connected while also planning for an uncertain future. We are also developing a new video for social media thanking Jewish educators and boosting morale.

DIRECTORS

over 8 hours for the
Scenario Planning Series

DIRECTORS

responded to the
Early Childhood in Quarantine Survey
to create local benchmarks