Welcome to BJEC’s Annual Teachers’ Conference workshops for 2018!

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Bienvenue aux ateliers du congrès annuel des enseignants du CBEJ!

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(High School) Beyond dates and names: Revisiting Jewish history in the 21st century classroom

October 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:45 am

Leila Roiter, Professor, Dawson College

Workshop Code: #LL7
Room: 236

In this workshop we will discuss the role Jewish history has traditionally had in the Jewish day schools. Our goal will be to look at how Jewish history relates to contemporary topics and issues that our students face. As educators, we want to create meaning and relevance that surpass the acquisition of facts and content. In an ever-changing world, and against the backdrop of media and social media, information and messaging about Jewish history and the Jewish people is accessible and can have a profound impact. As educators, we have the challenge of facilitating the learning process and helping our students make sense out of what they hear and read.

This workshop will also be an opportunity to consider the various ways in which Jewish history is presented and discuss the efficacy of our teaching and the opportunities that we have.


Originally from Toronto, Leila Roiter has worked in Jewish education for the last 18 years. Leila has worked in the capacity of a high school Jewish History teacher, a Curriculum Developer and Writer, and as a school administrator who oversaw professional development and academic growth. Having studied in Toronto, Jerusalem, and New York, Leila has an extensive background in Jewish Studies and Pedagogy. Leila has also studied best practices in 21st century education, the Montessori Method, and the International Baccalaureate model. With her experience and knowledge, Leila aims to develop best practices and effective teaching and learning for Jewish day school students.


October 22, 2018
9:30 am - 11:45 am
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High School – Secondaire