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Julie Wiener interviews the two execs overseeing the merger and restructuring of New York’s two central agencies for Jewish education: the 100-year-old Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York and the relatively youthful Suffolk Association for Jewish Education Services. Robert Sherman and Deborah Friedman tell about new programs launched, new professionals brought in and a complete rethinking of everyday operations.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
Julie Wiener writes about how congregational schools are utilizing technology to improve their Hebrew language curricula. A prime example is Temple Micah in Washington, DC which is using the Internet videoconferencing service, Skype, to provide one on one home Hebrew tutoring for their students.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
A number of afternoon synagogue community schools are making a serious attempt to improve their way of teaching. They have hired full-time teachers, paying them salaries and benefits comparable to starting day school teachers. These young college grads say having more time to plan and evaluate their teaching and to work collaboratively makes for more rewarding and effective classroom experiences.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
A growing number of parents are opting for home-based Jewish learning as an attractive and convenient alternative to synagogue-based Hebrew schools. This article tries to explain why this trend is becoming popular. One reason is certainly the cost barrier, since many synagogues usually require a minimum of two to three years of enrollment and temple membership before allowing students to celebrate their bar/bat mitzvah. Another reason is that some parents simply had bad experiences themselves in Hebrew school and want to give their children something different. Other families feel that home-based programs enable them to obtain a more personalized education for their child in less time, with more flexibility and on a more convenient schedule than they would in a congregational program.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2009
The National Board of License for Teachers and Principals of Jewish Schools in North America has announced that it will officially close its doors and cease operations as of December 1, 2009. The NBL has been certifying educators since 1941 and was the only national body to do so. Current applications will be processed, but henceforth there will be no national standardized certification available. Those wishing to be licensed should contact the local central agencies for Jewish education throughout North America.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2009