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The Spring, 2012 issue of Jewish Educational Leadership explores the question of empowerment. Why? How? What are the boundaries? What are the benefits and dangers? What does empowerment look like in a Jewish school? In Jewish studies?
Updated: Sep. 13, 2012
Planned, researched, written and edited by Lookstein Center educators and experienced consultants, the comprehensive and user-friendly 'Israel Throughout the Year' curriculum is now ready for your classroom. Students will learn in a fun and engaging way all about Israeli history, geography, culture, tradition, democracy, leaders—and more! Curriculum includes four comprehensive lessons centered around each of the dates of Asara BeTevet, Tu BiShvat, Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2012
Recently The Lookstein Center's Lookjed Mail List, featured an essay on the Chidon HaTanach - The US National Bible Contest. In contrast with standard Lookjed posts, however, this one offered the perspective of two students on their experience as participants in this program. Ezra Frazer, the coordinator of the Chidon HaTanach in the United States presented an introduction to the program, its goals and purpose. Yishai and Yael Eisenberg wrote an essay that describes the Chidon from the perspective of student participants.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2012
The Lookstein Center, with its partners; the Jewish Education Project and the UJA-Federation of New York, announce the opening of the third cohort of the initiative to train promising teachers and administrators in New York area schools to take on larger leadership roles in Jewish Day Schools. The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) program is designed for Jewish education professionals – teachers, department chairs, assistant principals, guidance personnel – who aspire to increasing their impact on their schools and are looking for a career ladder.
Updated: May. 31, 2012
The Fall, 2011 issue of Jewish Educational Leadership focuses on Assessment. It addresses questions such as: How do we know that our students are learning what we think we are teaching? Should students be measured against other students or against their own potential? Can we measure success in areas such as Jewish connectedness, commitment, beliefs and values?
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
Rabbi Shalom Berger, moderator of Lookjed, Lookstein Center's Jewish Education Listserve, sparked an online discussion by sharing a suggested approach to a pressing educational challenge. Stuart Zweiter, Director of the Lookstein Center, recently posted an essay on ejewishphilanthropy entitled 'Are We Not on the Wrong Track?' which raises the issue of funding priorities for day schools. The post launched an animated online debate archived here.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
The Summer, 2011 issue of the Lookstein Center's Jewish Educational Leadership is dedicated to the arts in Jewish education. It addresses questions such as: What is Jewish art? What should be the focus of arts education in a school in general, and in a Jewish school in particular? What is the role of 'beauty' in developing meaningful, authentic Jewish practice or community? In what ways does art impact on individual development and learning? Should arts education focus on personal expression or appreciation of classic art? Should the arts be integrated into regular coursework or treated as its own discipline?
Updated: Sep. 19, 2011
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education maintains comprehensive listings of Jewish education learning and teaching resources. One of their useful listings is 'Educational Resources for Jewish Prayer/Tefilla', a listing of tens of online articles, lesson plans, slides and activities for teaching tefilla.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
These online professional development sessions (webinars) were offered in realtime to thousands of Jewish educators. Master teachers and academics presented on a variety of topics including Jewish text study, innovative programming, school policy, and classroom management. Here you can download the recorded presentations along with the accompanying slides for use at your convenience.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
Do your students already know how to light the candles? Do they already know about the Maccabees? Here is a list of 49+ fun and creative activities to make Chanukah/Hanukkah come alive in the classroom. The activities were submitted to the Lookstein Center website by classroom teachers from all around. Some are appropriate for elementary school students, while others are better for middle and high school.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010