LOMED: Learning Opportunities for Milwaukee Educators

The Coalition for Jewish Learning provides professional development classes for teachers from all our Jewish schools through LOMED: Learning Opportunities for Milwaukee Educators. LOMED is also the Hebrew word for learning. A $300 stipend for completing 10 hours of training is available to all teachers participating in the program.

Classes taken during the summer can be used for the previous year stipend or towards the following year. For more information, contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer, 414-963-2718.

Classes and Upcoming Events for Teachers

For zoom links or locations of classes, RSVP to Tziporah Altman-Shafer.

Hoping Together: How We Have Responded to Child Grief and Healing During a Time of Uncertainty with Aaron Heffernan
Monday, July 19, 2021 at 7 pm
Explore our collective experience of what reopening has looked and felt like so far, as we address the very unique type of grief and incomplete resolution of grief during the pandemic. Look at data on child mental health pre, during, and post-reopening.

SafeTALK Workshop with Rabbi Levi Stein of Friendship Circle
Sunday, July 25, 2021 from 3-6:30 pm. 3 LOMED Credits.
Make a connection. Help save a life. Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference. Learn four basic steps to create a life-saving connection. Studies show that participants gain confidence in asking people about suicide directly, connecting them to life-saving resources and keeping them safe until those resources take over.

In person only. Pre-registration for July session required here. Gathering will be held outside a private home; address provided after registration. Limit 20 people. Sessions will be offered in July and August if there is sufficient interest.

Hoping Together: Imagining a Unified Response to Student Need During the Next Uncertainty with Aaron Heffernan
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7 pm
Consider a shared vision of what the new uncertainty of school will be and how we will respond to it. Unique and practical suggestions for engaging / re-engaging the unique needs of students during reopening will be explored.

Watch Recorded LOMED classes for Credit.

LOMED Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learns are open to everyone. Teachers can earn 1 LOMED credit for attending a LOMED Lunch & Learn (no homework required). This year the theme of our Lunch & Learns is people of the Torah.

All about Adam and Eve
Wednesday, June 8, 2021, 12-1 pm

All about Cain and Abel
Monday, June 21, 2021, 12-1 pm

All about Noah’s Ark
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 12-1 pm

All about Abraham and Sarah
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 12-1 pm

All about Isaac and Rebecca
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 12-1 pm

Watch recordings of past Lunch & Learns (not for credit) here.

LOMED Book Clubs

Virtual Book Talk-How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
Held in conjunction with Jewish Museum Milwaukee and Nurturing Diversity Partners
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7 pm
Register here for link

Book Talk-At The End of the World by Zhanna Slor
August 5, 2021, Time and Location TBD
Held in conjunction with Jewish Museum Milwaukee and NextGen, programs of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Isresilience by Michael Dickson and Dr. Naomi L Baum
Held in conjunction with the Israel Center of Milwaukee Jewish Federation
December 8, 2021, 7 pm

We are starting a third cohort of BINAH: Building Inquiry-based Network through Hevruta. This program is open to teachers in Jewish schools working with children age 3 and up. It is a meaningful year long cohort professional development program. See more information below or contact me to learn more. You can apply here.