Different Jewish organisations sharing their expertise in order to maximise the care and best success of the different Summer Experiences
The European Council of Jewish Communities and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies are happy to invite you to the Fifth Transatlantic Zoom Session to be held on Wednesday, June 16th at 17.00 CET / 11.00 EDT with the goal of sharing expertise and best practise from both sides of the Atlantic in getting ready to organise the diverse Summer Experiences based on the impact different populations suffered during the pandemic and a space for discussion on new habits and opportunities
You will need to choose one of the following sessions, and to have time to discuss challenges of your services with the presenters and speakers.
JUNE 16th - 17:00 CET / 16:00 UK / 11:00 EDT
Sessions - scroll down to register
“Supporting Children, Teens and Parents”
LCSW, MPH, Consultant, NJHSA Child/Adolescent Mental Health Initiative
Tricia Stern LCSW, MPH is a psychotherapist in New Jersey and New York City specializing in working with children, adolescents, parents and families. She also serves as a consultant to nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the private sector to implement best practices for these populations.
She is the founder and former Director of the Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, an innovative program in New York City for children, adolescents and parents. Tricia also established and served as Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Department at Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, where she initiated new treatment programs and expanded community partnerships and collaborations.
She continues to provide consultation to local and national Jewish organizations and programs and has been selected by JWI as a participant in their Jewish Communal Women’s Leadership Project. Tricia is also trained in many evidence based modalities including being a Teacher in Mindful Self Compassion and one of the leaders in launching ‘Self Compassion in Psychotherapy’, a new global learning program for therapists. Tricia received a dual masters degree in Social Work and Public Health from Columbia University.
"How Jewish Camps are Preparing"
Senior Program Manager, Foundation for Jewish Camp
Jill Goldstein Smith (she/her/hers) joined Foundation for Jewish Camp in 2015 following seven years in television news. As a senior program manager, she focuses on professional development, leadership, Jewish education, and MESSH (mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health).
Her love of Jewish summer camp started more than two decades ago when she first traveled from her south Florida home to URJ Camp Coleman as a camper, and she continued as a counselor and teen educator. Jill is pursuing her Master’s in Jewish Educational Leadership, facilitates conversations with Resetting the Table, serves on the board of JPRO New York, and is a proud alum of Honeymoon Israel.
She lives in Woodside, NY, with her toddler and partner who all love parks and chocolate very much.
"Getting ready to receive Young Adults in Israel"
VP, Israel Engagement and Immersive Experiences at Hillel International
Cheryl comes to Hillel International from CJP as Vice President of Israel and Overseas where she worked for over 3 decades leading the Jewish education and Israel and Overseas agendas. As part of her career she pioneered several initiatives in the areas of adult learning, youth, and Israel education and engagement including the Follow Me to Israel Institute, Parents at the Center, a shared society initiative across 8 localities in Israel, Ikkarim, an adult learning initiative for parents of young children, the Boston Haifa Connection, and the Israel Campus Roundtable.
Cheryl is the recipient of several awards including the Hebrew College Hilson award for leadership in Jewish education, the Bureau of Jewish education’s award for excellence in Jewish education, the Klal Yisrael award from the Synagogue Council and Mandel’s leadership Executive Development program. In 2007, Cheryl created IACT and scaled the initiative nationally to 29 campuses. In August 2020, Cheryl joined Hillel International's professional leadership team and brought IACT to Hillel International where the initiative continues to grow and thrive in its new home.
In addition, Cheryl is driving engagement efforts for Hillel and leveraging transformational Jewish journeys for Jewish students and communities across campuses.
"10 things we learnt from the pandemic within the learning disabilities population"
Director of Business Development and Community Services, Langdon UK
Director of Business Development and Community Services, Alan leads on social enterprise, employment, youth services and volunteering at Langdon.
An experienced leader in social care with over 20 years’ experience of working in learning disability, mental health and older people organisations.
Alan has successfully held roles in both operational and strategic leadership positions within the third sector.
Daniel is an engaging educator with 10+ years’ experience working with young people. From leading summer camps around the globe to working in a primary school as a teacher, he now works at Langdon Brady where during the Covid lockdown he started an additional group after discovering a demand for a service for primary school children with disabilities. He also plans to start another additional group for 20-25 year olds later this year.
Daniel also runs children services at his local synagogue and volunteers at a variety of organisations.