Section archive - Informal Education
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In this reaction to Reimer's recent JJE article on informal Jewish education, the author stresses the cognitive dimension in addition to the social and educational goals of informal education identified by Reimer.
Updated: May. 20, 2008
The Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative is designed to dramatically enhance Jewish life on campus. Each campus employs 12 students with broad social networks to build relationships with more than 700 uninvolved Jewish students over the course of a year.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
This article attempts to define the goals of informal Jewish education in two dimensions: socialization and educational. A camp music program is offered as an example of how these two goals can operate together, but lead in distinct directions.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
Michael M. Lorge and Gary P. Zola, A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping (University of Alabama Press, 2006)
A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping is a welcome addition to the incipient literature on Jewish residential camps. By providing an historical look at the rise and development of the first Reform Jewish camp, Olin-Sang-Ruby Institute (OSRUI), this volume of essays expands our knowledge of varied aspects of Reform Jewish camping. But its primary value is to demonstrate how historical knowledge can add nuance to our understanding of Jewish camping.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008