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The Jewish community, like most of the world, still does not yet know when the current crisis will end. We can, however, begin to think about parts of our life that will be different after this period than they were before. For Jewish education specifically, thinking ahead is critical; it will fall to Jewish communal and educational organizations to bring the Jewish community back to life, and to revitalize it so that it can emerge even stronger. We accept that our world will look different in a post COVID-19 era; there will be mourning for what’s lost, but new things built as well. So, I am starting to imagine a better future.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2020
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
EJSS is a large-scale study commissioned by JESNA and conducted by Michael Ben-Avie & Jeffrey Kress that collected descriptive information about Jewish educators in Jewish day and complementary schools. EJSS is an important first step toward creating a research-based portrait of educators in Jewish schools in North America.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
The purpose of this study, carried out by the JADE program, is to provide an up-to-date report of the formal education institutions in the small Jewish communities in Europe as of 2006. The study deals with: Jewish schools in Europe 2006; Jewish school student populations; Jewish subject matter teachers; contents and syllabi of Jewish subjects; school principals
Updated: Mar. 18, 2008