Behrman House on the Road: Spring 2017

Written by Behrman House Staff, 24 of April, 2017
Behrman House on the Road

Behrman House may be located in Springfield, New Jersey, but as often as possible, our staff hits the road to meet and communicate with educators all over the country. The future of Jewish education is shaped every day by educators like you so why not learn from the experts? We attend conferences, run workshops, speak to groups, visit educators, and seek opportunities to learn about trends and issues that affect our customers and our work. Here’s where we're off to in the next couple of months, and what we've been up to this past season. Are we going to be in your area? Let us know--we'd love to see you while we're there!

Where We're Going This Spring

Ths Strozzi Institute, Petaluma, CA April 23-28
In a retreat called "The Harmony of Conflict" David Behrman will be experimenting with ways to embrace rather than avoid conflict, and turn it into a positive force that can strengthen relationships of all kinds.

ARJE, May 11, 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT
Marlene Myerson will be presenting a webinar on "ARJE Accreditation: How to Make a Good School Great!" along with Robin Eisenberg, RJE. Those interested may sign up here.

HUC-JIR, New York May 3
At the diyyunim presentations of graduating students of the Executive Masters in Religious Education at HUC-JIR, Vicki Weber will be examining some of the enduring dilemmas we face as Jewish educators and celebrating the accomplishments of Cohort 5. Yasher Koach!

iCenter, Chicago May 22-25
Vicki Weber, as part of her Masters Concentration in Israel Education, will be participating in an iFellows seminar and discussing Anita Shapiro's book Israel: A History as well as presenting her project proposal for an online professional development class for educators on how to feel ready to engage with learners when it comes to Israel. 

BookExpo, New York, May 31-June 2
Dena Neusner will be attending BookExpo and will be available to speak with you. Specific dates TBA.

The Association of Jewish Libraries Conference, New York, June 19-21
Dena Neusner will be speaking on a panel about 'Trends in Jewish Children's Literature' on Monday, June 19. Ann Koffsky will also be in attendance. Dr. Ruth, author of the forthcoming book, Roller Coaster Grandma, due out from Behrman House in spring 2018, will be speaking at a dinner hosted by the conference on the night of June 19.

ISJL Education Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, June 25-26
Aviva Gutnick will be presenting about Hebrew in Harmony at the Institute for Southern Jewish Life's annual education conference. 

Where We've Been This Spring

Parkland, Florida, April 2nd
Marlene Myerson presented a teacher training session at Congregation Kol Tikvah.

Boca Raton, Florida, April 7th
Marlene Myerson attended the Shabbat dinner and service at Temple Beth El in honor of Robin Eisenberg's retirement.

Monticello, New York, April 10-18
Ann Koffsky was a featured speaker at the Honor's Haven Passover Program in the Hudson Valley this year. She spoke about the process of making books, and about women in pictures. She also ran classes in painting, papercutting, and adult coloring.

Terry Kaye and Aviva Gutnick ran a series of informational webinars about the Online Learning Center. Were you not able to attend? You can find the recordings on our website here.