Dear Educators,

Please join us to unleash the power of the arts!

Enrich your own experience and the experience of your students by participating in an upcoming professional development opportunity from Jewish LearningWorks' initiative, Integration of the Arts in Jewish Education.

Havruta in Art and Beyond
Collaboration and Creativity in the Classroom
 For Judaic Studies Teachers, Art Teachers and all other Educators

Thursday February 5, 2015

10:00AM - 1:00PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, San Francisco

$10 suggested donation to cover lunch.


Explore ways that the havruta model can be applied to forge an integrated approach to art and creativity across all disciplines.  

Artist Ascha Drake, creator of the new In The Studio collaborative creation space will give us an inside look at the installation, and discuss the roles collaboration and integration play in her work and in her approach to teaching.


Staff from the CJM and Jewish LearningWorks will guide an exploration of the havruta model and ways it can be applied to forge an integrated approach to art and creativity in Jewish Education and across other disciplines in our schools.


We encourage educators to come with a partner from your school site.


RSVP is required to Lynn Rothman -

For more information, email Vavi Toran -

In collaboration with The Contemporary Jewish Museum

In conjunction with the exhibition In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art


Integration of the Arts in Jewish Education

Do the arts play a role in your classroom? Are the teachers and students in your school aware that text is not always verbal? Do the schools in our community harness the power of the arts by integrating them into their Jewish Studies curriculum and practice?

Jewish LearningWorks believes in the ability of the Arts to provide a gateway to inspired and joyful learning, a perspective for complex issues, and a pedagogical approach that fosters creative expression, critical thinking, and collaboration. In Jewish education, the arts create new ways to engage with and to understand text, values, history, culture and community.

By integrating the Arts in Jewish education, we seek to enrich and increase Jewish identity and Jewish knowledge for Bay Area learners of all ages.

We launched this initiative last year, and were received by educators with great enthusiasm. We convened a network of Art teachers, presented hands-on workshops with artist Hanoch Piven, and musician Yair Harel and led professional development programs and workshops in conjunction with the traveling exhibit Voices & Visions. We fashioned our program this year based on feedback and input from participants last year. 

We hope you join us!