Jennifer Judelsohn offers a variety of programming opportunities, including Artist-in-Residence programs; workshops, retreats, and seminars; teacher training; family education; interfaith programs; integrated art programs, and more. Jennifer will work with appropriate stakeholders within your organization to tailor a program to fit your organization’s interests, needs, and budget. Programs can be easily scaled, depending on the desires of the organization, from an hour-long presentation, to a day-long program, to intensive weekend to a week-long series of activities, to a month-long or even year-long program.
As an artist, educator, psychotherapist, and nationally and internationally acclaimed presenter and speaker, Jennifer has created original programming that fits a wide variety of organizational audiences. Below is a sampling.
Contact Jennifer to schedule a workshop, presentation, retreat, or seminar for your group or event!
• Poretsky Artist-in-Residence, National Havurah Committee Summer Institute, Rindge, New Hampshire, August 2013: Conceptualized, planned, developed, and led classes and activities for more than 200 learners from around the United States (ages 5 through 90) that incorporated art, text study, journaling, interactive discussion, prayer, and other modalities in an integrated, week-long program.
• Presenter: Developed and led classes, workshops, seminars, and other programs on a variety of subjects relating to Judaism, Jewish education, and spirituality around the United States at multiple CAJE conferences (2003 through 2007), New CAJE (2011), Women’s League for Conservative Judaism–Seaboard Chapter (2004), and ALEPH Kallah (2005), and Limmud conferences (2003 and 2005) in England. She also has presented numerous sessions on spirituality and psychotherapy, art therapy, and other topics at international conferences of the U.S. and Canadian Societies for Spirituality and Social Work. Additional presentations and workshops have included "Sacred Circles" at the National Cathedral and presentations on the mandala process, a conference presentation on art and healing, and others.
• Classroom Teacher: Jennifer has extensive experience in numerous congregational religious schools, working with students from pre-K through high school. Her classes typically have incorporated artistic and expressive modalities of teaching, learning, and assessment.
• Family Educator: Jennifer has planned, developed, and led numerous Family Education programs for multiple congregations in Washington, D.C., area.
• Teacher Trainer: Jennifer developed and led teacher training and professional development workshops for the Board of Jewish Education in Buffalo, New York, and the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, as well as at individual congregations around the country.
• Interfaith Programming:
Led a group of seventh grade students from Kehillat Shalom Congregation in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in writing and winning a grant from Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute for pilot program that brought together local Jewish, Christian, and Muslim teens for a discussion and program hosted by Kehillat Shalom (2006).
Won a CAJE Grant for Innovation in Jewish Education for the “Children of Abraham” program, which brought together middle school students from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic communities in Montgomery County, Maryland, for discussions and activities (2007). She made a presentation about the program at the 2007 CAJE Conference in St. Louis.
Conceptualized and led community Women’s Seders from 1998 through 2006, including creating haggadot; she presented a three-part workshop about this experience at the 2005 Limmud conference in Nottingham, England.
Presents talks on “Judaism 101” to non-Jewish organizations such as church groups.