Is Jewish education predictable? The authors contributing to this issue of Sh'ma attempt to answer that question. Although prophecy is dangerous, some anticipate the continued growth of day schools unless the economic burdens become too heavy to bear and needed subsidies are unavailable. Supplementary education remains problematic. Will it slowly be augmented or will it be replaced by more emphasis on summer camps, intensive retreats and technology that creates virtual day schools, educative social networks and distributed Jewish education faculties? Will we see increasing emphasis on education later in life, when Jewish learning becomes voluntary rather than mandatory? Will we see the flourishing of Jewish studies programs in universities and colleges, the spread of Birthright programs and their follow-ups, and a dramatic growth in adult education programs?
- What Kind of a Job is "Jewish Educator"? - Lee S. Shulman
- Reframing Educational Assumptions – Jonathan S. Woocher
- Stop Waiting for Superman – Kim Hirsh
- Seamless Learning: New Thinking about Congregational Education – A Round-Table Discussion
- Remixing Jewish Moral Education - Judd Kruger Levingston
- Individual Rights and Collective Responsibilities - Rachel B. Tiven