Invite members and guests in your community to join together to learn and celebrate joyful Judaism.
Connect congregants, engage families, and grow community.
Highlight the silver linings of this global crisis with and for your community.
Remote services, consultations, and programs are designed for people of any age and stage. The sessions in the remote residency series are a sacred opportunity to connect, engage, grow, and recharge for leaders, participants, and communities. Crafted with care and creativity, Miss Emily AKA Dr. Teck can facilitate prayer-ful and play-ful experience to invite each participant (from a first time synagogue attendee or a veteran clergy person) to grow and develop their understanding of and participation in Jewish learning and living.
We’ve never done this before. Shehechiyanu?
Educator in Remote Residency Packages Include:
Community leadership and Dr. Emily Teck will explore and support leadership’s process to identify the series’ target audience(s) and to articulate goals for the remote residency engagement. The conversation’s goal is to better understand clearly what the community is looking to offer (and/or I can brainstorm with you to develop options from which to choose that I believe will allow you to increase impact (and maybe even reduce ‘in house’ efforts). Consultation will take place at a mutually convenient time for approximately 30 minutes via video conference, chat, phone, and/or collaborative document sharing.
Dr. Emily Teck will outline the engagement with a series of ‘lesson plans’ for each of the sessions that will be included in the engagemen that will work together to complement one or more larger goals- in the form of a shared document so that you/your team can review, question, and/or reference.
Using the client community’s provided logo and branding guidelines, the Miss Emily Celebrates team will design promo images and create then moderate the discussion for a Facebook event for each of your sessions, sharing ‘host’ responsibilities with your institution’s facebook page.
‘IRL’, a resource room or library can be made available to support teachers and parents. This is a digital version of that- articles, videos, playlists, product ideas to share with your community and session participants- carefully crafted to match each of the individual session goals as well as the larger series goals.
In conjunction with one or more community hosts or representatives for each session, Dr. Emily Teck will present the materials designed to match the goals identified and the needs of the participants
Dr. Emily Teck’s significant experience in academic research informs her ability to create an evaluation tool (or tools) feedback form for the client community to use edits as they see fit that poses questions that will make the data collected a) easily analyzed and b) quickly actionable. Additional data analysis or research consultations can be made available
Dr. Emily Teck AKA Miss Emily Celebrates Jewish Educator in Remote Residence Rationale:
There hasn’t been enough time to recognize, research, or define any best practices for what I think we’re actually doing right now- which is actually yet to be clearly or concisely articulated…probably because it is an impossible task so difficult to describe…but the problem is a consolidated and improved version of:
Designing, marketing, facilitating digital programs that meaningfully engage families with young children with literally no time to plan during a global pandemic in educational experiences while building Jewish community and trying to support parents who are in varying stages of crisis while we (teachers, Jewish leaders, musicians) try to manage our own chaos during a major Jewish holiday.
That doesn’t sound right..but I don’t think anything could, at this point.
I have gotten a few ‘digital gigs’ as an educator (for kids and for their grown-ups) and/or musician that typically leads ‘IRL’ that basically consisted of a brief, live presentation of songs and stories for families and young children- but we can do better than that.
I know this is a new whirlwind of circumstances- so please know that I understand and appreciate from the deepest part of my heart that everyone is doing the very best they can.
Jewish Educator in Remote Residency Mission:
I want to help school directors, clergy, and other Jewish leaders increase their impact- by offering really targeted advice after taking a little bit of time to understand what you are trying to offer your community that comes from my experience as a curriculum designer, remote instructor, early childhood educator, community engagement specialist, and parent.
I want to be really transparent here: I also want to be able to continue making a living while I can’t do the kinds of in-person programs that I can’t do right now.
Spiritual, Sing-along Programs and Services Typically Include
Services for young children and families on Friday evening or Saturday morning (the focus of Miss Emily AKA Dr. Teck’s research, learn more here)
Services for all ages designed to connect and engage family members across generations
Morning services (any day of the week) to highlight relevance and ritual of daily prayer for modern kids, teachers, and families
Experiential, Educational School Tefillah
Musical services for religious school students and teachers (with or without their families) to introduce, expand upon, and complement school curriculum