HaYidion: RAVSAK's Journal of Jewish Education: Jewish Literacy and Curriculum

Spring, 2016

Source: HaYidion – Spring 2016


When formulating a vision of what they want their students to learn, day school educators need to start with a shared understanding of Jewish literacy. This issue explores the connections between a vision of Jewish literacy and a Jewish curriculum. Authors consider the purposes and goals of literacy; suggest ways that Jewish sources can serve as an educational framework; advocate for various subjects, curricular emphases and pedagogical or delivery methods; and share specific initiatives that they have developed.

Among the articles in this issue are:

  • Between Universalism and Particularism: Rethinking the Teaching of Jewish History - Jonathan Krasner
  • What Sticks? - Four Day School Alumni
  • From Multiple Choice to Multiple Choices: Rethinking Israel Literacy in Our Schools
  • Jewish Literature and Literacy - Josh Lambert
  • Staying Alive: Embracing Curricular Change and Collaboration - Barbara Ellison Rosenblit
  • Thinking Jewishly: The Role Of Student Programs in a Judaics Curriculum - Larry Kutler
  • Jewish Literacy: Mi Yode’a? - Barbara Davis
  • Working Together for a Bright Future - Rebekah Farber
  • Column: Embracing the Practical - Miriam Heller Stern
  • Redeeming Jewish Literacy - Jon A. Levisohn
  • Tanakh Literacy, for the Jewish Present - Rafi Cashman
  • Jewish Fluency: Creating a New Culture - Abi Dauber Sterne
  • Room to Breathe: Creating Air in Pluralistic Jewish Education - Eliezer Sneiderman
  • Jewish Literacy Versus Jewish Identity: Teachers’ Reflections - Sarah Levy
  • Hebrew Literacy: Passport and Lynchpin - Elie Kaunfer
  • The Day School Library: Vital Link Between Information and the Classroom - Aviva Adler
  • Jewish Sources As a Guide to Curriculum and Pedagogy - Hagit Dotan
  • Online Curricula: Literacy with Flexibility - Ilana Lipman
  • Planning the Unplannable: When Life Interrupts the Curriculum - Deborah Skolnick Einhorn
  • Literacy Day - Lea Keil Garson
  • Literacy: The Gift of Many Things - Idana Goldberg
  • To Learn to Teach - Brian King
  • Mikvah: A J-Stem Project - Howard Finkelstein
  • Jewish Mysticism - Catherine Lasser
Updated: Mar. 16, 2016