"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
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.
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.
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at 9 Weekly Meetings Parent Support Groups
with incredible guests
Webinars for more than 150 TEACHERS in Jewish schools
with 5 EXPERTS from the field
"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.
about virtual tools, disability inclusion,
and engaging beyond the screen
from early childhood and
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.
over 8 hours for the
Scenario Planning Series
responded to the
Early Childhood in Quarantine Survey
to create local benchmarks
“JLV's early childhood directors group has been my compass, my guiding light and my lifeboat that gives me the support, love and guidance that I need to lead my ship again!"
“I'm addicted to jkidphilly!"
“I got so many new ideas!"
“I feel like connecting together is a form of self care for all of us. It’s very nourishing."
“I want to thank you for your zoom trainings. I became a valuable member of my schools (public and religious) because I got to train others."
“JLV has allowed Jewish and interfaith families, including my own, to continue to feel a sense of community and Jewish connection. The past nearly 4 months have been a roller coaster for many of us and as we continue through the Covid-19 pandemic, we know JLV will continue to adapt and be there for each other during this time and this new normal."
“It's nice knowing there are friends in our Jewish community that are there to support each other during these difficult times."