October 31, 2009
What a great resource for Jewish Educators. JFS provided great information for lesson planning. Nati answers emails quickly, providing references and resources that are useful for classroom lessons. This past spring JFS sent an educator to our religious school to provide hands on activities at the FJCC Jewish Environmental Fair. Nati taught at the Teva learning center June seminar and in his guided discussions assisted participants in creating lessons for classrooms and camp activities. My son also attended workshops and gaining new insights that he can share in his journey of exploring environmental issues in both the secular and faith-based experiences. In addition, my son is looking forward to attending Alternative Spring Break and having an opportunity to volunteer with like minded college students. JFS provides a great venue for hands-on learners who are looking for a way to connect with Judaism outside of the traditional classroom experience, extending the valuable "summer camp" connection throughout the year. There is a deep connection between Jewish kids who attend Jewish camps and maintaining a strong connection to Judaism. Jewish Farm School has found a way to take some of the pinnacle moments captured in the few weeks of Jewish summer camp, and allowed young adults the opportunity to build on that throughout the year.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Down to earth, knowledgeable, friendly, eager to provide suggestions, able to direct me to other resources,
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & I attended seminar classes, hired an educator to come to my religious school, contacted JFS a number of times for lesson plan assistance.