January 12, 2022 - January 15, 2022
Lishmoa, Lilmod, Lif’ol (Listen, Learn, Act): Creating Responsive Community by Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges.
This year, due to COVID-19 precautions, Kallah will be held virtually.
At this moment in our world and our Jewish community, now is the time to take action. To act with empathy, compassion and create and maintain a strong community – or Kehillah – for all, we must first truly listen to ourselves and the people around us.
Through listening and learning with others, we can create more inclusive and diverse environments as we work outwards in our community— with our families, school/congregation, and the reform movement.
“Listening means being open to differences, recognizing the value of another’s point of view and interpretation. Thus, listening becomes not only a pedagogical strategy but also a way of thinking and looking at others.”
– Carlina Rinaldi, President, Reggio Children Foundation — Loris Malaguzzi Center.
With the support and guidance from various presenters, Kallah attendees (Directors, Assistant Directors, early childhood educators, and ECE-RJ community members) will come together to take a deep dive into how we listen, learn, act, and create the community every individual needs.
- Stronger support for Jews and educators of color
- LGBTQ+ awareness and minority rights
- Equal access and accessibility, and more
During Kallah, we will explore the many ways we can further our work together, to open up our ears and widen the tent surrounding us.