The Global Good Fund and Motley Fool Ventures have joined forces to create a crisis management webinar series designed for entrepreneurs, founders and small business leaders so that their enterprises are more resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions are led by industry experts, and focus on the framework for financial health, human resources, managing work and family, balancing wellness and health, leading a virtual team during a crisis, and crisis communications. Webinars are free and available to the public.
Teen Talk: Finding Connection, Coping Strategies, and Hope for the Future
Are you feeling isolated from your friends and classmates? Unmotivated in virtual school? Worried about the future or feeling anxious about college? It’s time for teens to talk about COVID-19. Join a panel of experts and local Teen Leaders for a Community Conversation that will focus on how to find connection, motivation, and a sense of belonging during these challenging times. From accessing mental health resources to creating daily routines, we’ll talk about our collective anxiety, find creative ways to stay connected, and learn how to navigate this crisis together. This Community Conversation is open to all teens in grades 9-12.
Supporting Teen Mental Health and Wellness from Afar
UpStart Feild Lab and professional staff from BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy who will spend the first portion of the program answering pre-submitted questions and leading a discussion on what we can be doing for teen mental health during this time.
The Science of Leading and Managing with
Resilience in Uncertain Conditions
In these uncertain times, where individuals and businesses are struggling to adapt to current conditions, leading and guiding others with resilience is more important than ever. Resilience is inside all of us but requires active effort to draw on it in. Executive coach and VP of Learning & Development at AceUp, Pratt Bennet, will present the science of leading with resilience
Shashank Joshi is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford School of Medicine and an associate professor by courtesy at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. In this episode of School’s In with GSE Dean Dan Schwartz and Senior Lecturer Denise Pope, he talks about the overall state of mental health among young people, and how parents and teachers can identity and support students who suffer from mental health problems.
Learn strategies, experiences and lessons learned from top event marketing leaders who have walked through the fire more than once and lived to talk about it. They'll share how they've managed past crisis situations and how they're adapting and making decisions around the current coronavirus situation.
Each of our organizations is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic in different ways, and as conditions change, we need to continue to adapt our responses. We spoke with leaders from three community organizations to hear how they’ve been making decisions, remaining flexible, and leading the way.
Drop in for a meditation session, led by an experienced Jewish mindfulness meditation instructor. These sessions will help you develop your ability to pay attention to the present moment, cultivate calmness, practice kindness towards yourself and others, and respond to this difficult moment more wisely and skillfully.
How do we best support our staff and families to prepare for a festive Pesach that will likely look very different from years past? We invite you to bring your favorite resources which we’ll explore together with colleagues along with approaches and modalities to inject meaning, humor and ruach and create memorable connections for all ages.
Mindfulness for Educators During this Time of Stress
In this time of almost constant change and high anxiety, we are thinking about ways to support you and reduce your stress. Some schools have asked for mental health and mindfulness resources. In response, we have created a mindfulness webinar series. During each webinar, Yael Shy will facilitate a mindfulness practice that is designed help us reduce our stress or anxiety.
Opening rituals, icebreakers and intention-setting activities - all educators welcome for this webinar as we model these methodologies for both Jewish philanthropy education and for the general field of experiential Jewish education.
Grounded Hope in a Time of Contagion, with Lee Daniel Kravetz
During this global pandemic, we are facing not only a viral contagion but also a set of psychological contangions of fear, hopelessness and loneliness. At the same time, there's opportunity to recognize our situation and draw on positive psychology to find grounded hope for today and for the future. Drawing from ideas in his two bestsellers, Strange Contagion and Supersurvivors, author Lee Daniel Kravetz will describe our global situation today, talk to students about where you are in this moment and how to catch hope, community and resilience.
Come be inspired and learn about addressing, coping and overcoming mental health challenges. Together we will celebrate mental health awareness month and the power that each individual brings to their community.
As the global community is dealing with containing the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are experiencing real changes in our day-to-day lives, as we adjust to the new normal. We need to be there for each other. The LeanIn.Org community is creating the space to do this through the power of virtual Lean In Circles, a series of free discussion events that provide space for guided conversation and the opportunity to connect with others.
Creating Granting Ceremonies, Year-End Celebrations and Graduations Online
Join us as we share tips, tricks, best practices, activities and resources in order to adapt your granting ceremonies, year-end celebrations, and graduations for an online space. All educators welcome for this webinar as we model these methodologies for both Jewish philanthropy education and for the general field of experiential Jewish education.
A group conversation on our work in the time of COVID-19
The JTFN TalkABOUT is an unstructured group conversation designed to create an open space for educators to voice challenges and concerns in their work. This session will focus on the many unforeseen challenges we are all currently facing and will give us an opportunity to come together and share as a community in order to support one another.
This seder night will be different from all others. Let’s start to prepare ourselves soulfully for the seder. Soon we will all become storytellers. How can our own stories of resilience and hope inspire us as we greet the holiday of Spring? How can we help our children become storytellers of hope too?
For Teen Engagement Professionals who serve youth and teens in synagogues, JCCs, and other settings. Join Jodie Goldberg and Rebecca Ruberg to share successes, offer support around challenges, and consider what is coming next.
In this unprecedented time of social distancing, it’s even harder to know how to help when we sense our teens are anxious or depressed. In this FREE, insightful, and practical Zoom workshop, led by Jocelyn Meza, Ph.D. and Tamar Kodish, M.A. from The Youth Stress and Mood Program at UCLA, parents will learn to distinguish between typical teen behaviors and feelings and clinical symptoms of anxiety and depression. Download Workshop Slides HERE.
As a result of COVID-19, many top event marketers are moving their live events online — creating engaging webinars and virtual meetups rather than opting to cancel. Join Splash's Zach Napolitano, Director of Education, and Faisal Mawani, Technical Solutions Consultant, as they share an array of strategies for hosting events online, focusing on webinars, meetups, and livestreams.
In a time of widespread fear and anxiety for ourselves, our families, and our world, how can we cultivate and model the qualities of courage and resilience? Rabbi Josh Feigelson and Rabbi Marc Margolius of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality lead a session introducing Jewish mindfulness practice as a practical tool which can help us identify, develop, and strengthen these qualities within ourselves.
You’ve been on Zoom calls… now you need to run your own? Or, teach other people how to do it?!? Join us in the Zoom sandbox to explore the interactive tools that engage learners and make the most of synchronous online learning.
Adapting Your Teen Sessions for an Online Gathering
Adapting teen sessions for an online gathering - as many of your programs are going to be utilizing online platforms going forward, join us as we share tips, tricks, best practices and activities in order to enhance your online sessions. Open to all educators.
The Dose of Self-Care and Humor You Need Right Now, with Tara Schuster
Learn from a hilarious Comedy Central executive how she balanced adulting with anxiety. Tara will speak to students about the subject of her book, "Buy Yourself The F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life From Someone Who's Been There”: the story of her path to re-parenting herself and becoming a “ninja of self-love.” She’ll show you how to fake gratitude until you feel it, identify your self-limiting beliefs, kick them to the curb, and start living a life you choose, and create a life you truly, totally LOVE!
We’ve been told to limit our children’s screen time, but now their academic and social lives have gone drastically digital. How can we mitigate the negative effects, and still get a little peace and quiet ourselves?
Protocols for Safeguarding Children and Teens in Online Communication
Due to extraordinary public health circumstances, youth-serving organizations are quickly moving their operations and programming online. Sacred Spaces recognizes the enormous demands on organizations during this difficult time. It is a period of transition, adaptation, and learning. Join Shira Berkovits, President and CEO of Sacred Spaces, for a webinar and Q&A on safeguarding children and teens in online environments. This webinar is intended for those working in youth-serving organizations who are responsible for overseeing online communication and programming or those who are directly communicating with youth and parents on behalf of the organization.
Negotiating Work-Life Balance When Everyone is Home with Alexandra Carter
In an unprecedented time when everyone has suddenly returned home, how do we negotiate with loved ones for work time (and space)? How can we balance work obligations with responsibilities for school instruction and child care? What can we do to negotiate flexible arrangements with our organizations? And how do we maintain our sanity through it all?
Navigating Without a Map: A JFS Webinar for Parents
Join us for a special Zoom webinar with two local pediatricians, doctors Don Shifrin and Lelach Rave, who will provide tips and answer some of your most pressing questions about parenting in the time of COVID-19.
Parenting in a Pandemic: Home-schooling, canceled B'nei Mitzvah and what will happen to camp?
Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, will host a conversation about how Jewish parents are approaching and adapting to this new reality featuring David Bryfman, CEO of The Jewish Education Project; Meira Colton, 7th grader at Seattle Girls’ School; Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of Foundation for Jewish Camp; Stephanie Ives, Head of School at Beit Rabban; and Meredith Lewis, Director of Content, Education and Family Experience at PJ Library.
In times of crisis, what can teens teach us about staying connected and building community? Join us for a virtual panel moderated by David Bryfman, CEO of The Jewish Education Project, and featuring inspiring teens who will share their experiences during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Our cities, our communities, our organizations, our families, ourselves - at all levels, this is a difficult and constantly changing time that requires resilience and care. Participants had the chance to join a breakout room with one of four JPRO Board members about one dimension of cultivating resilience.
Peer Discussion Groups for Jewish Community Professionals
You are invited to take part in weekly peer-to-peer processing sessions.These sessions will be in small groups, moderated by a licensed social worker with expertise in group work. The purpose of these groups is to create a safe, confidential space to explore the challenges and opportunities the Coronavirus Pandemic has presented to us.
Caring for Yourself and Others in a Time of Crisis
In this time of increased anxiety and stress, we are seeking strategies that provide emotional support so that we can be there for our communities. Join us for a pre-Shabbat opportunity for reflection and renewal with Dr. Betsy Stone, psychologist and adjunct professor at HUC-JIR, and Naomi Less, Founding Ritual Leader and Associate Director at LabShul, as we explore responses that will help us, our learners, and their families cope during this crisis.
JTFN TalkABOUT: A group conversation on our work in the time of COVID-19
An unstructured group conversation designed to create an open space for educators to voice challenges and concerns in their work. This session will focus on the many unforeseen challenges we are all currently facing and and share as a community in order to support one another.
Confronting Crisis with Creativity: Art as Self Care, with Mads Deshazo
Join artist Mads Deshazo and college students from around the country in this 90 minute virtual session to engage in the Jewish Studio Process to create art using materials that you find in your home and wisdom from old texts and modern sources as we come together to take care of ourselves and each other during this time of global response to illness.