August Newsletter: From Zoom Fatigue to Digital Simcha

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“How to use experiential education principles in online facilitation

As we settle into a world of virtual interaction, video conferencing, and Zoom fatigue, professionals are struggling with creative and engaging online facilitation. This two-session course will explore how we translate experiential education principles into online facilitation, and will offer strategies to help increase engagement from participants during online meetings and events.

We will model synchronous experiential activities and uses of common online collaborative tools that have the potential to encourage participation and maximize the group experience.

Our first installment of this course (September 1st & September 8th) filled in 48 hours, so we’ve added more dates. Register today to save your seat.

Session 1: September 30th, 5:00-630pm MST
Session 2: October 7th, 5:00-6:30pm MST

Topics Covered

  • Intro to Experiential Education
  • Increasing Engagement & Participation
  • Challenges in Online Facilitation
  • Games & Activities
  • Online Tools

Stay tuned for our next course (October 13th & October 20th),
“Building Resilience: Surviving and thriving in a complex world”

Other Events

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“Innovation in a Time of Pandemic”

August 25, 2020
12:30-2:00 PM EST

As one of the newest grantees for the Natan Fund, BaMidbar is honored to be featured in Natan’s event, “Innovation in a Time of Pandemic,” a conversation featuring past and present grantees who are creating groundbreaking programs during these unprecedented times. Jory Hanselman, Executive Director of BaMidbar, will share the role BaMidbar hopes to play as Jewish communities and institutions grapple with the massive mental health challenges brought about by the pandemic. Other speakers include Mohammed Al Samawi from Abrahamic House, Rabbi Lisa Rubin from the Center for Exploring Judaism, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer from the Hadar Institute (and the Natan board), and Daniel Dotan from Madrasa.

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“Stress, Anxiety & The High Holidays” 

Wednesday, October 2nd
5:00pm-7:30pm MST

Elul is here! In this moment that is teeming with mental, emotional, and physical stress, how are we making space to prepare for the High Holidays and the new year ahead? Join BaMidbar to learn about the connection between stress, anxiety, and our bodies. Together, we will explore the upcoming Jewish traditions, rituals, and practices as tools that can help us regulate our stress response, promote resilience, and prioritize whole-health wellness.