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Independent Afterschool Jewish Education Programs and Their Relationships with Congregational Supplementary Schools
In recent years the Jewish community has witnessed a growth in the development of Jewish afterschool programs that provide childcare as well as Jewish educational programming to elementary age children. This possible trend may represent a diversification of options for families seeking to provide Jewish education and Jewish experiences for their children. Through a close examination of three afterschool programs and neighboring congregations, this article will consider whether these new start-up educational institutions threaten or complement the existing Jewish educational structures such as the congregational supplementary school and whether or not there are opportunities for congregational schools and afterschool programs to partner in serving families and what might those partnerships look like.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2017
Ana Fuchs of Jewish Kids Groups of Atlanta announces the launching of JKG Afterschool Community – a marriage of their experiential Hebrew school and a robust after school care program. This five-day-a-week Jewish afterschool program joins high-quality afterschool care with first class Jewish supplemental education infused with the ruach of summer camp.
Updated: Aug. 13, 2012
Professional Culture and Professional Development in Jewish Schools: Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences
In this article, the authors report a study of professional culture and professional development in Jewish schools based on surveys of teachers and other staff and interviews with principals. The study suggests the need for a sustained effort to make Jewish schools better places for teacher learning and growth. To accomplish this, schools need to adopt structures and practices that permit teachers to interact with one another around teaching and learning.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2008