Educate & Elevate - A ShalomLearning Podcast for Educators and Educational Leaders


Accessibility And Inclusion In The School Community Part I

April 2024

Looking for ways to create a welcoming and inclusive Jewish learning environment? In this episode, we chat with Charlie Sherman, Head of School at Am Yisrael’s School of Jewish Studies (SJS) in Northfield, IL. Charlie shares his insights on fostering a vibrant school community through innovative approaches. We delve into the impact of a strong madrichim program (teaching assistants) and how teen leaders play a crucial role in supporting their peers. He also emphasizes the importance of investing in educators and professional lay leaders, highlighting the connection between strong staff support and a thriving school community. Tune in to discover how Am Yisrael’s SJS prioritizes relationships and community building – key ingredients for a successful Jewish learning experience!

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