Shalem Education Project

From our friends at Keshet:

Regional Training Institutes for Jewish Educators
May 18-20, 2008 Atlanta, GA
July 13-15, 2008 Cleveland, OH

Keshet is proud to announce the inaugural Shalem Education Project Regional Training Institutes. The Institutes will train Jewish Educators and Youth Professionals to facilitate Jewish Safe Schools & Supportive Communities workshops for educators, teens, and lay leaders. Participants will learn:

– How to design and facilitate workshops on GLBT inclusion for faculty, staff, parents, and youth in Jewish educational institutions

– How to combat homophobia in Jewish youth culture

– How to use the Hineini DVD, Curriculum Guide, and other resources for GLBT-inclusive educational programs.
Institute participants will work with Keshet staff to develop outreach and implementation plans to bring Shalem Education Project trainings and resources to their home communities and institutions. Special sessions will address the specific needs of formal educators, youth group and camp professionals, and those working in Conservative movement affiliated institutions.

Expenses for attending the institute will be covered by Keshet. An online application is available here. You can also email to receive one by mail or email.

Although acceptance is on a first come first served basis, priority will be given to those who work in Jewish educational or youth institutions.

Deadline for submitting applications for Atlanta is March 31, 2008 and for Cleveland the deadline is May 16, 2008.

Please contact Andrea Jacobs with any questions, 617.524.9227 x3 or

Keshet is a grassroots organization dedicated to creating a fully inclusive Jewish community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews in Greater Boston and across the country.

We offer resources, training, and technical assistance for creating change in Jewish communities nationwide.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta and Cleveland!

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