CASJE (The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) today announced three grants for research projects focused on the practice of Jewish education. The grants, up to $30,000 each, were selected from proposals submitted in response to an open call.
The winning projects cover different age groups and settings of Jewish education, will be completed by the end of 2019, and will be shared broadly with the field.
The grant recipients and their projects are:
Dr. Lauren Applebaum, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Anna Hartman, Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago; and Dr. Sivan Zakai, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Exploring How Preschool Children (3-4 years old) in Jewish Early Childhood Settings Think about Israel.
Dr. Netta Avineri, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; and Rabbi Nicki Greninger, Director of Education, Temple Isaiah (Lafayette, CA)
Hebrew Education in Supplementary Schools.
Dr. Bethamie Horowitz, New York University; and Joshua Krug and Amanda Winer, Ph.D. Students in Education and Jewish Studies, New York University
What are the Terms of Engagement? Israel-based Gap Year Programs as Sites for Investigating Israel Education for North American Jews
Upon completing the research, grantees will share their findings with the broader field of Jewish education at conferences, via social media, and in publications.
“These three projects address critical areas and age cohorts in Jewish education, and CASJE is very pleased to support the researchers in this important work,” says Rabbi Mitch Malkus, co-Chair of CASJE and Head of School at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington, D.C. “CASJE’s purpose is to bring researchers and practitioners together to create useful new knowledge in and for the field of Jewish education. We are confident these projects will do just that—and we look forward to helping to disseminate the findings.”
Read the entire announcement here.