Please see below for all the course descriptions (click on the plus button (+) to open up each course).

Pamela Hartog and guests

TIPS, TECHNIQUES AND TOPICS FOR JEWISH TEACHING

6-week live online course

Wednesday 7.30-9.00 pm UK time

Dates:

31 January,

7, 21, 28 February 2024 (no class on 14 February)

6, 13 March 2024

Please note this course has been postponed by 2 weeks and will be now starting on 31st instead of 17th January.

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students for 7 days after each session.

The price for this 6-week course is £90.

Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism (UK) are happy to sponsor this course at half price for LJ and RJ members. Please confirm your LJ or RJ membership in the email. To pay discounted fee £45 please tick the discount box on the Register and Pay page.

 

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Course Description:

If you are a teacher or an assistant in a Jewish Supplementary School (Religion School or Cheder) and you would like to enhance your skills and knowledge, then this online course is for you.

All participants will receive a Leo Baeck College certificate on completion.

This course will focus on how to teach festivals and life cycle events with practical ideas using different teaching and learning methods. For example, the Jewish calendar will be taught through the use of drama, Israel will be taught using different arts and crafts techniques, the Torah will come alive through the art of storytelling, music will be the medium to teach different festivals, the Shoah will be the focus of Jewish history, and Bnei Mitzvah teaching will be approached through creative writing. In addition, the use of simple Hebrew will be used as much as possible in all sessions.

Between each session, students will be asked to do some reading around the topic for the following week.

 

Biography: 

Pamela Hartog MA is a qualified teacher with many years’ experience in primary schools, early childhood settings and supplementary schools. She worked for Leo Baeck College (formerly CJE) for 18 years as the Resources and Conferences Co-ordinator and part of her work was to administer and teach on the Foundation Course for Religion School Teachers. She now visits schools and hosts schools at her synagogue, teaching non-Jews about Judaism. She was part of the group at the Board of Deputies which has set up an accreditation scheme for those who host visits at synagogues and go into schools to teach about Judaism. Pamela has an MA in Jewish Education from the London Metropolitan University and Leo Baeck College.

 

 

We will be using ZOOM  platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

Pamela Hartog

TEACHER TRAINING FOR JEWISH SUPPLEMENTARY SCHOOLS

6-week live online course

Wednesday 7.30-9.00 pm UK time

Dates: 

24 April,

1, 8,15,22 May

5 June 2024

 

 

All sessions will be recorded and available to students for 7 days after each session.

The price for this 6-week course is £90.

You can pre-book your place by emailing lehrhaus@lbc.ac.uk and you will be asked for payment about two weeks before the start of the course.

Liberal Judaism and Reform Judaism (UK) are happy to sponsor this course at half price for LJ and RJ members. Please confirm your LJ or RJ membership in the email.

 

Register

Course Description:

If you are a teacher or an assistant in a Jewish Supplementary School (Religion School or Cheder) and you would like to enhance your skills and knowledge, then this online course is for you.

All participants will receive a Leo Baeck College certificate on completion.

The 6 weeks will cover the basics of pedagogy: child development, differentiation, classroom management, classroom environment and lesson planning. Different pedagogical methods and approaches will be showcased throughout.

Between each session, students will be asked to do some reading around the topic for the following week.

Students will also have the opportunity to receive feedback on their teaching if they so wish (to be discussed individually with the tutor).

 

Biography: 

Pamela Hartog MA is a qualified teacher with many years’ experience in primary schools, early childhood settings and supplementary schools. She worked for Leo Baeck College (formerly CJE) for 18 years as the Resources and Conferences Co-ordinator and part of her work was to administer and teach on the Foundation Course for Religion School Teachers. She now visits schools and hosts schools at her synagogue, teaching non-Jews about Judaism. She was part of the group at the Board of Deputies which has set up an accreditation scheme for those who host visits at synagogues and go into schools to teach about Judaism. Pamela has an MA in Jewish Education from the London Metropolitan University and Leo Baeck College.

 

 

We will be using ZOOM  platform for all sessions. Here are some steps to take before the start of the course in order to ensure maximum connectivity and experience. To get you started with Zoom, please click on the link below for some basic information:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Please test your connection to Zoom here.

Dr Jo-Ann Myers

Welcome to Eizeh Kef, a Modern Hebrew reading programme for children aged between 5 and 10 years.

The programme, including its graphics and design, has been produced exclusively for Leo Baeck College in the United Kingdom and is unique.

The programme comprises seven units, with the fifth unit having just been published. The first four units are already being used widely in the UK, some parts of Europe, the USA and South Africa.

For all details please go to:

Eizeh Kef Programme

 

Dr Jo-Ann Myers

Watch the webinar on ‘Language learning in/as religious education’ from Cambridge Interfaith Programme as part of Interfaith week UK; PART 1

 

 

Dimensions of religious literacy

On Wednesday 16th, we partnered with Leo Baeck College to run a webinar comparing two recent case studies exploring the role of Hebrew learning in Jewish schools. How does the role of language learning as a component of religiosity differ according to context? How is this similar or different to what occurs in other places and other faiths?

CIP researcher Dr Anastasia Badder summarised findings from her fieldwork in Luxembourg, highlighting the observational-analytical approach of her anthropological study. Dr Jo-Ann Myers (Leo Baeck) drew on action research conducted for her doctorate to illustrate how she challenged a typical division between Jewish Studies and Modern Hebrew lessons to improve engagement and comprehension among 7- and 8-year-olds. Linguistic anthropologist Dr Leslie C. Moore (Ohio State) drew upon her own studies of Muslim communities from Cameroon and Somalia to raise questions about curriculum organisation (oral v written, what counts as success) and the spiritual dimension of religious language learning.

While our second planned respondent was not able to attend, this event benefited from generous audience participation, contributing testimony about Muslim Arabic literacies in Australia, South Africa and the UK. The speakers are continuing to collaborate and we hope to host a further event exploring the topic of religious literacies in more depth in 2023. The speakers and participants gave permission for a recording, shared below.

Dr Jo-Ann Myers

Watch the webinar on ‘Language learning in/as religious education’ from Cambridge Interfaith Programme as part of Interfaith week UK; PART 2

 

 

 

A roundtable webinar moderated by Yomna Helmy (Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge). On the core panel: Dr Anastasia Badder (Cambridge), Dr Leslie Moore (Ohio State), Dr Jo-Ann Myers (Leo Baeck) and Adel Mozammel (Darul Ihsan school, London). This is the second session in a series inspired by discussion between researchers studying how religious languages are taught and learned in different settings and the potential overlap between “religious education” and language acquisition. Part of World Interfaith Harmony Week activity at the University of Cambridge. www.interfaith.cam.ac.uk/events A description of the previous webinar is available here: https://www.interfaith.cam.ac.uk/news…

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