DENA Webinars

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The Office for Mission and Ministry Webinar Series 2017

Understanding Judaism: An Introduction

Mar 23, 2017 3:00 PM GMT / 11 AM EST

Judaism New RE Specifications in GB At the Chaplains and Heads of RE Gathering held earlier in the year, Heads of RE asked for additional support with their preparations for the Judaism Paper within the new RE specification in Great Britain. In order to support their work, the District will be offering a series of webinars to assist practitioners to grow more confident with the content of the new Judaism specifications (Beliefs and Practices), as well as share and discuss effective teaching resources and strategies. The webinar series will be made available thanks to a partnership with the Lasallian District of Eastern North America (DENA).

Presenter: Ed Sirois, Religion teacher, La Salle Academy, Providence, RI

Introduction to Judaism

This webinar meets 3 times:
Tue, Apr 25 • 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EDT
Tue, May 2 • 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EDT
Tue, May 9 •  7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EDT

Jesus was, among other things, a Jewish prophet. Indeed, it is impossible to have any type of in-depth grasp of the meaning of his life and his message without an understanding his Jewish assumptions, beliefs and practices. In this brief overview of Judaism, we’ll begin with a quick look at Jewish denominations in the time of Jesus, and we’ll discuss the modern denominations: Orthodox, Hasidic, Conservative and Reform. A description of major Jewish holy days and more.

Presenter: Ed Sirois, Religion teacher, La Salle Academy, Providence, RI

St. John Baptist de La Salle: Women and the Story of Association

May 10, 2017 • 7:30 PM EDT

Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is the Patron Saint of Educators. We are familiar with the founding story as told through the lens of Lasallian pedagogy and the faith life of the Founder. This webinar will focus on the influence of the female members of the De La Salle family on the spirituality of young John, the role of Congregations of Women Religious in the life of the Founder and the significance of the Rouen/Reims connection in the founding of the Christian Schools.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Living the Charism in Association for Mission Directional Statement

In order to foster and enrich our Lasallian charism, we recognize the need to invite and encourage all members of Lasallian communities to associate for mission. We aim to ensure that each local ministry is supported by, and in turn, supports district, regional and international formation initiatives.

Action Item #1

The District of Eastern North America will utilize 21st century learning modalities and current technology to develop accessible, innovative, engaging, and relevant formation programs for Lasallians, accessing expertise from throughout the Region and Institute.