About This Site

Mrs. Avivah Werner is the mother of ten children ages 2 – 21, and has been home educating all of her children for over a decade.  She is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of joy and interconnectedness in her home, and has spent years crafting and implementing relationship-based strategies that have helped her create the special family environment that numerous people have asked about.  The parenting insights and experiences she’s shared have inspired hundreds of parents across the world.

Mrs. Werner is a veteran home educator who has been homeschooling all of her children for over a decade, including graduating two children from high school.  Her efforts to share inspiration and create support for home educators in the Jewish community have been fundamental in the growing acceptance of home education in the Orthodox Jewish community.  Avivah is the founder of the largest home education support group for Orthodox Jews in the country, long-term moderator of an international listserve for Torah homeschoolers, and founder of the first and only national conference for Orthodox home educators, the annual Torah Home Education Conference.

She has written on the topic of home education for local and national publication, as well as extensively contributing to several online venues, and has produced the only recordings geared to the Orthodox community about home education.  This site is the most detailed resource about home education available anywhere for the Jewish community, providing answers to a wide variety of questions.

In this blog Mrs. Werner shares her personal perspective and experiences.  This is offered as food for thought, not as directions to follow.  Every family is encouraged to think deeply about what is most important to them, and craft the path that will help them reach their goals.

If you have a question that you haven’t yet seen addressed, you’re welcome to leave your question in the comment section.  Mrs. Werner will try to respond in a post as soon as time allows.

  1. Melanie Sherry Berman
    January 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Avivah,
    I admire what you are doing. As someone who has spent the last 50 years as a professional Jewish educator in synagogues and day schools, I have come to realize that there must be something better out there for Jewish learning. I am opening my own consulting business in Jewish Education, and would like to promote and facilitate Jewish home schooling. May I contact you for advice?
    Thank you very much.


  2. Yosef
    January 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

    We are very committed to homeschooling and looking for an orthodox community anywhere in the US where there are lots of other orthodox homeschoolers. The idea would be that we would have a local support group and a natural peer group for our kids. Can you let us know which potential communities have this?

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