2021

Amian Frost Kelemer joins “The Upside” to talk about educating students with learning differences and the impact of COVID-19. Watch here – February 2, 2021


“Developing a love for the learning process” by Jennifer Naiman, as part of a series on topics in education with the Baltimore Jewish Times.Read more – February 5, 2021


Supporting Students with Learning Differences During COVID-19. Read more


Heidi Topaz and Melissa Goldmeier, CJE Community Connectors, were asked about their Jewish identity, and how they are passing on these values to their children. Read more


“How we support educators through communities of practice” by Eli Bass, as part of a series on topics in education with the Baltimore Jewish Times. Read more


Center for Jewish Education Spearheads Keepsake Book Project for Grandparents and Grandchildren. Read more – April 6, 2021


Noam Trock and Ofir Yasur, two Israeli young adults providing Israel education through the community’s Shinshinim program, join “The Upside” to talk about Israel Independence Day, what drew them to the Shinshinim program, and what their experience has been like so far. Read more – April 13, 2021



Pregnancy and childbirth are stressful enough without the added burden of a pandemic and the isolation of social distancing. The Macks Center for Jewish Education’s Belly Talk program has been providing expectant mothers with both advice on how to handle their pregnancies and a sense of community. Read more – June 30, 2021


Amian Kelemer gives some advice on what to look for in a school for your child to launch them into their future as a lifelong learners. Read more – August 19, 2021

2020

Joan Vander Walde, Israel Engagement Associate, and the G2 program is featured in the Jewish Times. G2 is a year-long informal Jewish education experience for grandparents and grandchildren, exploring connections, family narratives, and Jewish legacies. read more – June 3, 2020


CJE board member (and former connector) Jillian Manko’s reflections on her connection to Judaism.  read more – June 11, 2020


Jessica Fink, Librarian, provides some book options to read to help you de-stress. See her suggestions on the Associated blog: Five Ways to De-stress During Coronavirus.


JADE partners with Etz Chaim Center to bring Zoom Shiurim to the Deaf.  read more – July 8, 2020


Amian Frost Kelemer, CEO, shares her thoughts on schools going virtual in 2020. read more – July 24, 2020


The Baltimore Jewish Council, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Maryland State Department of Education and the Macks Center for Jewish Education presents a professional development opportunity for teachers of Holocaust education. read more – August 11, 2020


Julie Wohl, Director of PJ Library Baltimore, can teach you Jewish spirituality through artistic expression. read more – August 11, 2020


Yael Zelinger, Coordinator of Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education, discusses the importance  of captioning during this time of increased virtual events. read more – August 12, 2020


The CJE Summer Reading Program goes online in 2020, with Librarian, Jessica Fink. read more – August 13, 2020


Harriette Wienner and Dixie Leikach, who hosted two of Baltimore’s first Shinshinim, share their experience and their deep connection to Ashkelon. Listen to The Associated’s Podcast – September 10, 2020


Kudos to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and Yael Zelinger, Coordinator of JADE: Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education, for making High Holy Days programming accessible to people who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Read the full story in the Jewish Times. – November 3, 2020


Read how board members, Aliza Friedlander and Lauren Ades, as well as Jayne Havens, former CJE Connector, found solutions to provide Jewish education for their children this year.


Maureen Walsh David weighs in with other Jewish leaders on what to read right now.


Stacy Jarvis, Israel Education Associate, is featured in the You Should Know… section of the Baltimore Jewish Times.


CJE is working with a day school educator to write content for a new monthly education column in the Jewish Times. Check out Bais Yaakov teacher, Rivki Fialkoff’s article.


If you missed our Spotlighting Ethiopian Jewish Traditions series on Sunday, November 15th, you can read this article about Rabbi Ph.D. Sharon Shalom, and hear the fascinating story of Beta Israel-Ethiopian Jewish community.


The Festival of Jewish Literature, now in its third year, featured a virtual PJ Library program. The program included an interactive food experience based on “Harvest Blessings,” an illustrated PJ Library book by Amy Meltzer. Read more


The Baltimore Sun joined us for our Saba-ba, Grandparents on the Go! Science of Chanukah event with Eric Energy. Read more here.


This is the second article in a series on topics in education facilitated by CJE that was published in the Jewish Times.


Jessica Fink, CJE Librarian, is featured in the You Should Know… section of the Baltimore Jewish Times


Celebrating Baltimore’s Shinshinim program’s bar mitzvah (13th) year. Read more


“How you can help your child with remote learning” by Vicki Hervitz, as part of a series on topics in education with the Baltimore Jewish Times. Read more – December 31, 2020


2019

Efrat Menasheof, one of our Shinshinim wrote a blog about her experience at AIPAC and how attending has inspired her to build a strong bridge between Israel and the U.S. read more


Talya Knable, board member, shares her experience on the Food for Thought Israel tour that she participated in with a cohort of connectors. read more


Yael Zelinger, Disability and Inclusion Associate, was quoted in the Jewish Times in an article about organizations that help those with learning differences. read more


Jessica Fink, Librarian hosted the Association of Jewish Libraries board meeting at CJE and was featured in the Jewish Times. read more


The JCC published an article about the amazing shinshinim from our Shinshnim Hub who work there. read more


Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, Senior Rabbi at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, writes about the benefits of Kol Echad, the CJE program for an inclusive Shabbat service, in the Jewish Times. read more


PJ Library is featured in a new monthly column in the Arts and Style section of the Jewish Times called “Brenda Says…” with Brenda Footer, Director of PJ Library in Baltimore, recommending PJ Library books for all ages. read more


2019 -CJE Library and Librarian, Jessica Fink are featured in JMore Living Magazine. read more


Israel High is featured in the cover story for the Jewish Times highlighting the need for education around Israel to combat anti-Semitism that college students may encounter. read more


CJE was featured in two recent cover stories in the Jewish Times. Read what the shinshinim shared about what it means to them to be here in Baltimore. Then learn more about the school twinning projects that CJE runs, with the help of funding from the Associated, to connect Baltimore and Ashkelon.


Sally Grobani, 2019 recipient of the Sam Kahan Distinguished Educator Award/ Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, speaks to the Associated about what being an educator means to her. read more


Read about Connector Kate Cohen and her work reaching out to her neighbors in the Lutherville-Timonium community. read more

2018

Meet Shinshinim Bar & Shani who are bringing a taste of Israel to the JCCs. read more

2017

“Young Families Enjoy Shabbat in the Park” – JMORE Baltimore Jewish Living


“Jewish My Way” – The Associated

2016