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A Look Inside the ECLC

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:09pm -- Keri

Whether we are teachers, clergy, administration, or staff at VBS we all encounter students throughout the day. We often wonder what impact we make on our children. Are they listening to the advice or guidance that we give them?

Ani V’Ata

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

As we head into Shabbat and participate in Mitzvah Day on Sunday below is a song Ani V’Ata (Me and You) that I hope will bring some light and strength to us this week.

Raising Overcomers

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

Helping our children do things that are challenging are important for their development. Children need to experience things that are not easy or that they have to work at. Below is an article with suggestions on how to help your children tackle the hard things. 

The Importance of Friends

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

Judaism teaches us the importance of community and the sense of belonging. This is achieved through friendships. In the ECLC students learn what it means to make a friend and how to be a good friend to someone. Read the article about friendships and how parents can help their children foster positive relationships with their peers. 

Cellphones at Summer Camp: Research Explores the Effects

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

Each summer many camps state that the policy is no cell phones or any device that can be connected to the internet. As parents it can be challenging to separate from your child for a camp session knowing that you are not able to directly communicate but that all communication is done through the camp. The article below shares research about the positive effects of not having a device at camp had on children during the summer.

End of Year Awards

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

As we near the end of the year many schools give out awards for grades, attendance, sports, and more...The article below touches on the message that we want to give our students. That hard work and dedication is important in shaping our Jewish identity and guiding us to the be the person that we are.

Parenting Guidelines

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

These common-sense tips are based on children’s known developmental needs and recent research on child and adolescent well-being. Here’s what you can do immediately to support healthy development and prepare your child for real success.

Cyberbullying: Under-the-Radar Tactics Kids Use to Be Mean

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

This week in class and Tefillah we commemorated Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day. During this time we spoke with students about what it means to stand up for the things you believe in and how you can make a difference. The article below teaches us some important signs of how children can be bullied online and how we as parents can help our children in these situations. 

Passover for Kids

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

Each year families and friends gather to celebrate Passover. During the Passover Seder we hope to find meaning as we retell the Passover story. The article below lists some great ways to make the Seder special for kids. It gives ideas of how to involve your children and give them roles so that they can find meaning and connection to the Seder.

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