Virtual Bootcamp: Facilitating Student-Centered Text Study

June 24 – July 11, 2021

Source: Lookstein Center


Jewish text educators are tasked with the ongoing challenge of balancing skill development and content mastery on the one hand and creating meaningful Jewish learning experiences on the other. This delicate balance of seemingly opposing goals requires skill, proper planning, and support. In this series, we will explore a student-centered approach to Tanakh and Talmud/Rabbinics study where the skills and content learned will aid students in their personal construction of meaning. The bootcamp, between June 24 – July 11, 2021, will explore various strategies for achieving our meaning making goals including historical, literary, analytical, and inquiry-based approaches.

Participants will have opportunities to network and collaborate with peers in the field, and will also have individual workshop time with the series presenters.

  • Small group sessions 
  • Workshop/Hevruta 
  • Reflection and application 
  • Coaching

This 10-hour bootcamp for 7-12 grade Jewish day school text (Tanakh and Talmud/Rabbinics) teachers consists of eight sessions between June 24 – July 11, 2021. Each session will take place on Zoom from 10:00-11:15 AM EDT.


Updated: May. 10, 2021