Jewish Education: Fostering Resilience in Students and Ourselves
This workshop will define resilience and how it is manifested in children (students) and adults (teachers). It will suggest ways for understanding challenges and how to respond to said challenges.
The presentation will focus on:
- strategies to develop optimum flexibility and caring as values
- how these values enhance resilience
About the Presenter: Dr. Jeff Lichtman is the Director of Jewish Education/Special Education at Touro's Graduate School of Education. He also serves as Director of Student Mental Health Services for Touro University. Jeff is a member of the NJ Department of Education Non-Public School Advisory Commission, Past President and Strategic Planning Committee of Kushner Hebrew Academy.
A psychologist with many years of experience in a variety of settings, Jeff has Masters' degrees in school psychology and education from St. John's University and NYU. He received his Undergraduate and Rabbinical training from Yeshiva University, where he completed his doctorate as well. His areas of expertise include counseling, social skills development, teacher training, & leadership development.
Dr. Lichtman has been a classroom teacher, school psychologist, and principal. He founded the Rambam Yeshiva Day School in Baltimore and the lvdu Special Needs Yeshiva in New York. As Director Emeritus of Yachad (The National Jewish Council for Disabilities), Jeff is well-known for his more than 30 years of visionary leadership, where he grew Yachad into a world-wide force for Inclusion and innovative programs serving children and adults with disabilities.