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Welcoming: Beginning our Professional Relationships with Intention 01-09-23 Done - Shared screen with speaker view
Anna Hartman she/hers
14:28
Song is giving me all the feels
Lisa Plotkin
14:41
SO GREAT!
Lynn Kaminski
15:28
Having video issues. I will be on a different device shortly
Sandi Bettan
15:53
Sandi Bettan. Midway Jewish Center ECC
sheryn cohen
16:04
Sheryn Cohen Manalapan NJ
Stephanie Zoltowski-Siordia
16:05
Stephanie Siordia - JCC of Metro Detroit, Special Needs Department
sheryn cohen
16:20
Preschool Director
Sarah Williams
16:24
Sarah Williams- Director at Becker School in Houston, TX
Lisa Plotkin (she/her)
16:27
Lisa Plotkin - EC PD Facilitator - Richmond, VA
Laura Krautheim, Director of Rabbi Steven Foster ELC
16:54
Laura Krautheim: Director, Rabbi Steven Foster ELC at Temple Emanuel - Denver, CO
Sarah Koffler
16:56
Sarah Koffler, GatherRound Consulting, Scotch Plains, NJ
Alana Levitt
17:04
Hello! Alana Levitt. Director at Kehillat Israel ECC in Pacific Palisades, CA
Lisa Lasovsky
17:05
Lisa Lasovsky, Preschool Director, B’nai Shalom Day, Greensboro, NC
Cheri Szereszewski
17:25
Cheri Szereszewski, Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto Canada
Lisa Cooper
17:45
Lisa Cooper, ELC Director, Staenberg Omaha JCC
Kathy Pomer
17:49
Kathy Pomer, GatherRound Consulting, Bryans Road, Maryland
Alyse Eisenberg
18:28
Alyse Eisenberg-Family Engagement Specialist/Pedagogista JCC Dallas
Jessica Robins
18:51
Jessica Robins- Educator for Early Childhood Excellence, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
Hang Dang
20:08
Hang Dang, EC Director at SPHDS in Sunnyvale, CA.
Kate Warach
23:38
Woot to some time in El Paso! (Highly underrated city)
R' Rebecca Rosenthal (she/her)
25:48
Example: Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal/Central Synagogue in NYC/there are always bagels on the 9th floor after the Wednesday morning adult ed class
jen ross
26:08
Jennifer Ross, Temple Israel, Memphis, TNBagels??? We have NO good bagels in Memphis!
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
26:44
Lynn Kaminnski, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
Debbie Howard
26:48
Debbie Howard - Gan Israel Preschool Director, Fairfax, VA.
jen ross
26:50
We are the oldest and first (and currently only) reform synogogue in Memphis
Jessica Robins
26:50
Jessica Robins, Cleveland, although we are a mid-size Jewish community, we have 11 thriving Jewish early childhood programs
Wendy Yesharim JCC Irvine
26:54
Wendy Yesharim, ECLC JCC Irvine- Our school in fully inclusive and we have a large population of non jewish families
Kate Warach
26:55
Kate Warach, I'm in Chicago, but sticking with the El Paso theme, the B'nai Zion parking lot is a great place to learn how to drive
Fern Katz, Sinai Preschool EC Director, Chicago (she/her)
26:58
You can usually find parking right around the corner.
Sheila Purdin
27:12
Sheila Purdin, Temple Sinai, Denver, Colorado, it is always sunny and the schedule is planned most people plan their winter schedules around skiing and/or the Broncos.
Jocelyn Dorfman, Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (Herndon VA)
27:13
Jocelyn Dorfman, Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon VA, to unlock the playground door, you turn the key to the left instead of the right
Amy Damast (she/her)
27:13
Amy Damast, Temple Sinai, Summit NJ - our parent committee is very active, extremely strategic, and simply wonderful at connecting new families to our early childhood program
Jenna Turner
27:20
Jenna Turner, JUF Chicago, The 6th floor is known for their tuna at lunch meetings you need a special pass to get to the bathroom!
Liz Sherman BJE
27:23
Liz Sherman BJE Wilmette IL
Sarra Johnson
27:41
Alexa Cohen and Sarra Johnson, Bridgeport, CT. Here at B'Nai Israel you get a cake on your birthday!
Cheri Szereszewski
27:44
There is "secret" adult bathroom in the admin area at the back end of the hallway :)
Denise M Schnur
27:44
I used to work in a place where the womens room on the fifth floor was huge and super warm on cold days
Alana Levitt KI ECC she/her
27:45
Alana Levitt - free hot lunch! and at KI we love a punny holiday-themed t-shirt
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
28:00
We are still trying to figure out who we are as a school and a part of the larger community; opened last year, only half of the population is Jewish.
Mel Hume, Luria Academy, she/her
28:03
Mel Hume, Primary Director, Luria Academy of Brooklyn, we are an ongoing school and one building is around the corner from the other.
Anna Hartman she/hers
28:12
Anna Hartman, Jewish United Fund, Chicago. The tuna is terrific!!!
Jenna Turner
28:22
Its true!
Sarah Ruderman Wilensky
28:29
I don't work in a school these days, but when anyone comes to work in my home (babysitter, dog-sitter, handy-man) I let them know they are free to eat anything they find in our kitchen and that all toiletries in any bathroom are up for grabs!
Ilana Friedman (she,her), JUF
28:30
Agreed!
Sarah Williams (she/her), Becker School
28:38
The building is a bit of a puzzle, but if you keep walking straight, you will eventually end up where you started.
Sarah Ruderman Wilensky
29:09
+1 for secret bathrooms
Laura Krautheim, Director of Rabbi Steven Foster ELC
29:17
Laura Krautheim, Rabbi Steven Foster ELC at Temple Emanuel Denver CO. Our building takes up a whole city block and we always have to make special notes of our main entrance
Anna Hartman she/hers
30:57
Oh wow, this feels like getting a new boss or board chair
Sarah Ruderman Wilensky
31:29
Yes, Anna, great comparison
Sarah Ruderman Wilensky
33:07
"what is the story I'm telling myself?" Brene Brown
Sarah Ruderman Wilensky
34:11
What do new people need to know when they join our schools/communities?
R' Rebecca Rosenthal (she/her)
35:03
www.menti.com and use the code 3559 8303
Jenna Turner
40:22
What is your favorite swag item?
Sarah Ruderman Wilensky
41:27
Favorite swag: high quality coffee mugs
Brooke Solar
41:36
shirts or sweatshirts
Alana Levitt KI ECC she/her
41:43
my teachers love the sweatshirts
Mel Hume, Luria Academy, she/her
41:51
a nice zip-up hoodie
Ray Sherman JCYS WP
41:56
travel mugs
Lisa Plotkin (she/her)
42:16
I would’ve loved rain gear for swag.
Alyse Eisenberg
42:18
Fleece jacket
Liz Sherman BJE
42:19
Soft shirt or sweatshirt
Jocelyn Dorfman, Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (Herndon VA)
42:27
I had a teacher tear up when I had tote bags for them on the first day of staff orientation -- they never got swag from my predecessor
Jessica Robins
42:28
Fleece picnic blanket
Anna Hartman she/hers
53:53
Love that, Alana!
Denise Moyes-Schnur she/hers
54:19
I had returning teachers write down something that they thought was really important about the school for new teachers
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
54:24
Great idea! Thank you.
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
01:00:51
Assumed: Everyone is Jewish.
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
01:01:02
Truth: Only 60% of school is.
Jocelyn Dorfman, Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (Herndon VA)
01:01:50
60% of our school is not Jewish!
Jocelyn Dorfman, Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (Herndon VA)
01:02:53
As a new director, there was a lot of assumption that I would do everything the previous director did (when in fact we are very different)
Fern Katz, Sinai Preschool EC Director, Chicago (she/her)
01:03:06
Assumptions that all of our families are financially stable
Anna Hartman she/hers
01:03:18
YES!!!
Jessica Robins
01:09:30
Create an advice jar with all of their best advice
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
01:09:35
One class makes a welcome sign for the new staff (or student)
Alana Levitt KI ECC she/her
01:09:55
invite them to eat lunch together
Fern Katz, Sinai Preschool EC Director, Chicago (she/her)
01:10:07
Asking them to join them when they gather informally each morning.
Brooke Solar
01:10:12
we send a welcome email introducing new staff to all existing staff
Brooke Solar
01:10:43
we attach a picture also :)
Fern Katz, Sinai Preschool EC Director, Chicago (she/her)
01:11:05
Introducing parents to the new teacher - and saying how happy we all are that they joined our team
Mike Swider JCYS Wicker Park
01:13:35
Our current shared meaningful experience is new staff commiserating with everyone that walks into the computer lab about the food handler training we had to take
Mel Hume, Luria Academy, she/her
01:13:41
We have some teacher "clubs" that formed based on teachers' interests
Brooke Solar
01:15:34
We started some book clubs on topics related to education and educators signed up for topics they felt connected to
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
01:15:37
Schoolwide shabbat
Denise Moyes-Schnur she/hers
01:15:38
we took a huge sheet of butcher paper to make a timeline of our program. Teachers who had been there a long time felt like their experience was honored, newer staff felt like they had a lot to say about the school history as well. we ended with what we wanted the year ahead to be like
Sarra Johnson
01:15:53
We had a potluck lunch that one of the teachers organized.
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
01:16:20
Pi day (with pies)
Jessica Robins
01:16:26
Spent a day bonding and having fun at a camp
Jocelyn Dorfman, Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center (Herndon VA)
01:16:29
As I told one of our non-Jewish teachers, "Jews like to feed people"
Fern Katz, Sinai Preschool EC Director, Chicago (she/her)
01:17:58
There was a lot of bonding when we were the only ones in the building.
Paula Katz
01:23:23
Meet with new teachers every month or 6 weeks, let them know what is coming up and answering any questions that they may have.
R' Rebecca Rosenthal (she/her)
01:23:56
Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthalrosenthalr@censyn.org212-838-5122 x4031
Lynn Kaminski, she/her, Shalom Corner ELC, Westwood, MA
01:24:24
Thank you so much. This was incredibly helpful.
Fern Katz, Sinai Preschool EC Director, Chicago (she/her)
01:24:28
Thank you!
Alana Levitt KI ECC she/her
01:24:41
Thank you, Rabbi!
Sandi Bettan
01:25:03
Thank you so much.
Ray Sherman JCYS WP
01:25:30
Thank you!
Jenna Turner
01:25:35
www.jparadigm.org/upcoming-webinars
Alyse Eisenberg
01:25:49
Thank you!
Anna Hartman she/hers
01:26:16
Rebecca, wow!! Thank you so much!!
Kathy Pomer
01:26:18
Thank you so very much!