The Curriculum Initiative is a teen outreach and engagement program that provides Jewish resources and cultural programs at high schools in the United States. TCI works with in partnership with administrators, educators and students at independent and public schools across the Bay Area, to create Jewish learning opportunities, provide Jewish educational content, and empower students to develop their own educational programs and curricula. Together TCI and the schools create content that explores Jewish themes, and forge opportunities for interfaith / cross-cultural collaboration between student clubs, all school programs, retreats, conferences and more. TCI also provides professional development for teachers, so that they can support their students with innovative and inclusive curricula.
Friday February 3, 2012
8:00am - 3:00pm
BJE's The Curriculum Initiative and Holy Names High School Present: A Day of Learning: Tikkun Olam
The Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam addresses the task of human beings to identify, and to repair and restore, broken pieces in our world and in ourselves. Students and educators of all backgrounds are invited to explore tikkun olam through workshops around faith, spirituality and their expression in the lives of young people today.
All Bay Area high school students are welcome, and must be accompanied by an educator.
Holy Names High School
4660 Harbord Drive, Oakland, CA
(for parking, enter on Morpeth Street)
More information on the event and registration
TCONNECT STUDENT EMPOWERMENT GRANTS
Got a creative idea to bring Jewish programming into your school? Form a Jewish club? Or strengthen an existing one?
TCI invites 9th-12th grade independent school students to apply for a TConnect Student Empowerment Grant. Grants of up to $500 are available to support creative student-driven projects that:
• Broaden appreciation for Jewish culture in a school;
• Establish or strengthen a Jewish club;
• Integrate a Jewish voice into an existing school program or club.
For more information, click here or contact Adrian Schrek, 415.751.6983 x 122.