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VOL. 13 NO. 7                                                                                  JULY 2023

      Synagogue School Teachers in High Demand: South

      Florida Jewish Federations Launch Recruitment Program

         To help alleviate a shortage of synagogue school   retired educators, Jewish professionals and even college   opportunity to turn downtime into meaningful time, while
      teachers around the country – including throughout South   students, to consider this meaningful opportunity.  earning a competitive salary.”
      Florida – Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County has      The Learning Collective was created by Jewish Federation      Online training sessions are led by national educators,
      joined forces with two educational nonprofits in Broward   of Palm Beach County’s Commission for Jewish Education   designed to prepare candidates for the opportunity to teach
      and Miami-Dade to launch The Learning Collective: A   with The Jewish Federation of Broward County’s Orloff   part-time. Applicants will be interviewed and matched
      Jewish Teacher Residency. The initiative offers a flexible   Department of Jewish Education and Engagement and   with  a synagogue location and teaching level  that fits
      side hustle with $600 to applicants who complete the   the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, a   their preference and skill set.
      six free online training sessions to become part-time   subsidiary agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.     Individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience
      teachers, plus mentoring and year-round support for these      “We created this teaching opportunity to reach those   are encouraged to apply now in order to be assigned
      new educators.                                    who have a connection to Judaism and want to share their   a class by August 2023. For more information on The
         The goal is to cultivate a new pipeline of qualified   passion with the next generation,” shared Peter Eckstein,   Learning Collective, visit or contact
      applicants by bringing awareness to the increasing need   Vice President of Jewish Education at Jewish Federation   Judy Levenson, Director of Educational Excellence, at
      and encourage anyone, from parents or grandparents to   of  Palm  Beach  County.  “This  would  be  a  wonderful or 954.660.2076.
      Sunday Fun Day

         At Chabad of Palm Beach
      Gardens,  Jewish education  and
      heritage do not go on break during
      the summer months.  A week
      after Hebrew school graduation
      ceremony, they launched the first
      of their J-KIDZ Summer Sundays.
         These Sundays focus on
      bringing fun and meaningful
      Jewish education and mega
      Sunday  outings  to  the  young
      Jewish families of Palm Beach
      Gardens during the summer
      Hebrew school break.

                                                                                                            Hurricane Kits

                                                                                                            for Seniors

                                                                                                               Florida Power & Light Company and Meals on Wheels
                                                                                                            Palm Beaches recently distributed hurricane meal kits to
                                                                                                            400 seniors across Palm Beach County to assist vulnerable
                                                                                                            seniors who may not be able to leave their homes or receive
                                                                                                            home-delivered meals in the event of a storm. With 2023
                                                                                                            storm season under way, these hurricane kits help ensure
                                                                                                            that local seniors are equipped with vital supplies, including
                                                                                                            three days of shelf-stable, nutritious food, water, and snacks.
                                                           Each week has a different theme such as Torah and
                                                        trampolines, with interactive Jewish educational activities
                                                        of the day. They’ve enjoyed mezuzah and mini-golf day;
                                                        aquarium, science, and shofar day; and sukkot ice skating day.
                                                           After praying, practicing their Hebrew letters, and
                                                                                 enjoying breakfast, the kids
                                                                                 are transported to the outing
                                                                                 of the week. After lunch
                                                                                 there are interactive Jewish
                                                                                 workshops where they learn
                                                                                 about their Jewish heritage in
                                                                                 a fun, memorable way.
                                                                                   A JKidz summer Sunday
                                                                                 parent said “the kids had a   Christine Seal of FPL delivers a hurricane meal kit to
                                                                                 ball; it was fun for the body   Barbara Turnbull.
                                                                                 and for the soul!”
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