Jewish Education Council presents a professional development workshop for Jewish community educators

by | Mar 1, 2013 | What’s Happening

Monday, March 18, 6:30 pm

This is the time of year when the Jewish Education Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater presents one of its professional development workshops for all community Jewish educators—teachers and principals. The workshop will be held at the Simon Family JCC.

Dr. Joel M. Hoffman will present “The Sound of Music Approach to Education.”

A well-designed class offers enriching content for everyone who shows up, regardless of their background, or even age. This workshop will help participants learn how to combine various kinds of material into a successful, broad-reaching class. This kind of approach works in the classroom for Day School, Hebrew school, Sunday school, and family education.

Hoffman is a much sought after speaker who presents to dozens of popular and academic audiences each year. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College. He is the author of both the critically acclaimed: In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language and And God Said.

Hoffman is appearing through the auspices of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, which works to provide Judaic services and cultural programs to Jewish communities across the South. The Institute covers 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The Simon Family JCC arranged the workshop. For more information, contact Miriam Brunn Ruberg at 321-2328 or An email can also be sent to

The Simon Family JCC is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.