Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Addressing Teen Sexuality: Our Role as Educators
Presented by Youth Development Specialist Mara Yacobi, MSW
We are living in a culture that is bombarded by sexualized imagery and messages, making sexuality education more of a responsibility to our children than ever before. Parents are their children's primary educators when it comes to this topic; however, professionals who work with youth can also play an important role in sexuality education as many facets of learning about sexuality occur under their care. This webinar has been designed to help educators understand the many complexities of sexuality. In turn, educators will become better resources for parents and gain new strategies for programming, engagement and curriculum development.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
As we approach the season for beginning contract negotiations with our institutions, join us for a special webinar with Rabbi Stan Schickler about negotiating contracts. This session will help participants learn some of the strategies and techniques that can help in this difficult but important process.
Fall/Winter 2013 (specific date TBA)
New Member Orientation Webinar
This will be an opportunity to join with other new NATE members to explore the many benefits of your NATE membership. Please watch your email for a personal invitation.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Meet the Author: Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community
Presented by Dr. Ron Wolfson
"It's all about relationships." With this simple but profound idea, noted educator and community revitalization pioneer Dr. Ron Wolfson presents strategies and case studies to transform the old model of Jewish institutions into relational communities. He sets out twelve principles of relational engagement to guide Jewish lay leaders, professionals and community members in transforming institutions into inspiring communities whose value-proposition is to engage people and connect them to Judaism and community in meaningful and lasting ways.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Hiring & Firing...What Every Jewish Educator Needs to Know
Presented by Arthur Ehrlich, law partner in Goldman and Ehrlich, a Chicago based law firm.
This webinar will give us a brief review of pertinent laws relating to discrimination and other laws affecting employers and employees (e.g. American with Disabilities Act and the rights to accommodations: but keeping it simple.) Arthur will explain the hiring process as to what you can and cannot ask, and what your hiring decisions can and cannot be based on. He will also help participants through the often difficult termination process and steps leading to termination. He will discuss a little about contracts, but mainly in terms of written expectations and provisions relating to termination.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Meet the Scholar: The Future of Israel & World Jewry - 2050
Presented by Professor David Passig
For a century, most of the scholars have failed miserably to predict the future of Israel. This lecture explains why and suggests a valid methodology with which one can predict with higher reliability the future of Israel and world Jewry.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Accreditation Webinar - How to Make a Good School GREAT!
Have you ever considered getting your religious school accredited? On this webinar, Marlene Myerson, Robin Eisenberg, and Melanie Cole Goldberg, present and past chairs of the NATE Accreditation committee, will inform you of this process and the value-added it can bring to both your school and community.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Purim Superhero: Using Children's Literature to Build Community and Celebrate Diversity
Presented by Elisabeth Kushner and KESHET
Join author Elisabeth Kushner of Kar-Ben Publishing, together with an educator from Keshet, for a lively discussion about using children's literature as a way to simultaneously celebrate individuality and build community. In Kushner's book The Purim Superhero, a boy named Nate learns from his two dads about the superhero of the Purim story, Queen Esther, a woman who discovers that being different can sometimes be a good thing and finds the courage to speak up for who she really was. Nate's story helps children recognize that they can be all the parts of themselves at once. Participants will come away with tools to create a literature-based program that values the individual, builds tolerance, and celebrates families of all kinds.