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This issue of HaYidion is devoted to the effects of the size of Jewish community day schools on their impact. This issue of HaYidion will make the case that Jewish community day schools of all sizes have similar impact. They also have challenges, some in proportion to their size, others common to all. Unique to this issue is the inclusion of articles about schools outside of North America. One is a school enrolling more students than there are Jews in the country, and another that enrolls 80% of all Jewish children. There are several fascinating proposals advanced by our authors, including one that challenges funders to recognize the vibrancy and importance of small schools as a collectivity and to provide support nationally to ensure their continued vitality.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014
This issue of HaYidion is devoted to teaching Jewish history. Our history is integral to who we are, yet ours is not a happy story. Thus, as many of the authors in this issue point out, it is unappealing to those whose focal point of Jewish identity, as revealed by the Pew Report, is a sense of humor. Within the pages of this issue of HaYidion are many suggestions for addressing this problem. Technology, creativity and an acknowledgement and awareness of the changing nature of the study of history provide the means by which we can make the teaching of Jewish history vibrant and meaningful.
Updated: May. 07, 2014
This issue of HaYidion celebrates teachers, recognizes their challenges and addresses their issues in ways that we hope will honor their commitment and professionalism. In our Jewish day schools, we must appreciate and respect our teachers and value the many ways in which they serve our students. They open the gates to Jewish learning, without which we do not exist as a people. RAVSAK’s Executive Director Marc Kramer recently wrote that it is not enough for us and our students to just “feel Jewish,” to have a “Jewish identity.” Judaism requires a knowledge base that goes far beyond “Mah Nishtanah,” the blessings for the Chanukah candles and eating bagels. Our teachers provide this base.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014
This issue of HaYidion focuses on Rising Ed Trends. A sense of opportunity, of optimism and enthusiasm pervades the work of the authors in this issue. They seek to break the bonds of the past and open the way for all of us to enter a future of virtually limitless potential. There are some caveats included, as well as some really sound advice. There are pieces that will inspire an instant desire for emulation and others that will make you sit back and say, “Whoa! That’s too far out for me.” But we hope that you will read them all, share them widely and benefit from them greatly.
Updated: Oct. 03, 2013
This issue of HaYidion focuses on prayer, tefillah. The authors in this issue struggle with the fact that prayer in school is often rote, devoid of meaning, emotionless, irrelevant to the pray-ers. They analyze the causes of the impoverishment of what should be a transcendent experience, and they offer creative and often passionate suggestions for the enhancement of the prayer experience. Their analyses are cogent and enlightening, and offer meaningful pathways to enhance and enrich davening.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
This issue of HaYidion focuses on Bold Ideas. This issue of HaYidion is filled with bold ideas, with new possibilities, with hope and excitement about the future. Boldness is appropriate at this time; we live in an age that pushes against frontiers. All of these developments will affect education, particularly Jewish education.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
This issue of HaYidion focuses on The Whole Student. The writers whose work appears within the page of this issue of HaYidion will do much to illuminate aspects of student learning that are of particular relevance to today’s educational climate. They write about new and fascinating ways to bridge the span of centuries and generations to make Jewish learning exciting and relevant for those to whom we dedicate our life’s work: our students.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
This issue of HaYidion focuses on Teaching Tanakh. One of the most significant features of the articles in this issue is the fact that so many excellent practitioners are employing the “best practices” of contemporary educational theory and research in the teaching of Biblical text. Differentiated learning, authentic assessment, standards-based, project-based and active learning are all incorporated in original approaches to this timeless subject.
Updated: May. 28, 2013
The 21st century has provided us with the technology to make this networking more efficient, more effective and more widespread than ever before. This issue of HaYidion will bring network weaving to your schools in ways that will enable you to fulfill your mission in newer and better ways. The articles contained in this issue include full definitions and explanations for novices to the more savvy who are already Google-eyed, blogging, twittering, crowdfunding, ustreaming and wofooing.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012
This issue of HaYidion is devoted to the Hebrew language, the language of the Jewish people. But with considerations of a living language, one that we want to have our children learn as a way of perpetuating our past, communicating with our brethren, and perhaps, assuring our future. It contains a multiplicity of approaches to a single central subject.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011