The Art of Engaging Families
Embracing Intention, Fostering Collaboration and Welcoming the Unexpected
This approach will teach participants how to design, lead, and support meaningful intergenerational Jewish experiences, offering an inspiring new conceptual framework for unlocking the magic in Judaism. We will move away from a “pediatric” approach that focuses only on young children towards a multigenerational one that embraces all ages simultaneously.
This training will build skills for deep spiritual work with both adults and children, reframing family programming as an invaluable opportunity for community building. We will delve into concepts such as leading without instruction; why not to “shush”; how to create opportunities for profound and joyful family prayer; and how to shift our mindsets from “playpen,” where everything is enclosed and predictable, to “playground,” where trust and empathy are at the forefront.
We will explore fresh insights that emerge when kavanah is non-negotiable in building multigenerational experiences in order to redefine success. This unique course uses participatory methods that move concepts into action. It is designed for all community rabbis, whether or not family programming is your primary purview. No previous experience working with children is required.
Puppets can become bridges that humans by themselves cannot cross. Learn how to include, design and operate puppets in your classrooms, programs, and spiritual experiences. Explore Martin Buber's "I thou"philosophy through puppetry. Dive into the wonders that puppets offer not only as entertainment but as a powerful tool to teach and learn.
Movement From Welcome to Embrace
In this workshop, participants come to understand the difference between "We welcome you" and "We embrace you" using an interactive format to explore the different causes and effects of these two very differing mindsets. Karina will provide frameworks and sources as well as best practices.
Time to Gather-In
This powerful workshop will provide participants with leadership tools based on the "Power of the Unexpected." Karina will lead the group in an experience filled with introspection, spontaneity, and joy. Together we will "Gather-in" the personal and collective energy that generates innovation.
When Imagination Meets Prayer
"When Imagination Meets Prayer" is deeply connected with the creative mind and self. Imagination is irrevocably part of prayer. Learn how to bring magic to religious experiences without falling into shallow perspectives of prayer and blessings. This workshop will provide a space to learn best practices that have proven to be successful and inspiring for people of all ages. It's an opportunity to design your own praying moments based on your religious and spiritual beliefs.
How to Move From Ego to Ecosystems
Inspired by Otto Scharmer’s teachings, in ecosystems creativity comes from everywhere and immediately becomes a fertile ground for growth and learning. This workshop will help leaders and educators explore the capacity to access intentional, effective and collaborative work through wonder, collaboration, mindfulness rituals, and an expansive awareness of emotional intelligence. "Ego to Ecosystems" will provide best practices based on deep listening techniques, clarifying question circles and the art of embodiment work.
Getting Unstuck: We All Get Stuck, Even in Success
With roots in the Social Presencing Theater practice, this workshop is for everyone who would like to identify and address a situation in their lives that is keeping them stuck and captive. Through a non-judgmental process that intertwines mindfulness, teamwork, and embodiment, participants will be able to contemplate and sense the tension that holds them back. This process uses a methodology that protects those who are not inclined to openly share and still be connected with others.
From "Playpen" Mindset to "Playground" Mindset
This workshop teaches how to shift our mindsets from “playpen,” where everything is enclosed and predictable, to “playground,” where trust and empathy are at the forefront. We will explore fresh insights that emerge when kavanah is non-negotiable in building multigenerational experiences in order to redefine success.
The Arts & Crafts Syndrome: Re-Imagining Crafts
Is it possible to rededicate the meaning and purpose of arts and crafts? This workshop will teach you how to design, create and incorporate arts and crafts projects into programs so that they are not only about the final result to take home but a creative process for meaning at an individual and collective level.
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