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The Jewish world, and beyond, have felt an immense sense of loss this past month, faced to contemplate a world without the spiritual and moral leadership of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. So much has been written in these weeks, by so many, on his impact and influence. I wish to consider how we can begin working toward actualising the vision for the Jewish people and the wider world which he laid out for us so eloquently in his writings and speeches. My humble contribution is to begin a conversation on what a system of Jewish education based on the thought of Rabbi Sacks may look like, and I have tried to set this out in this Manifesto on Jewish Education.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2020
“But Girls Can Do that Too”: Discussing Gender Equality with Children in a Progressive Jewish Context
This study is a qualitative project which took place with six elementary-aged children in a progressive Jewish education program. The children took photos around their synagogue of items related to gender. The children chose their favorite photos, then explained and discussed the photos with their peers. All explanations and discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and inductively analyzed. Results emphasize the importance of providing opportunities for children to voice their opinions on social-justice related constructs like gender equality. The results also speak to the role of institutions such as synagogues as environments where children develop their beliefs about gender.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2020
Over and above what Moses said in the last month of his life, is what Moses did. He changed careers. He shifted his relationship with the people. No longer Moses the liberator, the lawgiver, the worker of miracles, the intermediary between the Israelites and God, he became the figure known to Jewish memory: Moshe Rabbeinu, “Moses, our teacher.” Moses became, in the last month of his life, the master educator. In these addresses, he does more than tell the people what the law is. He explains to them why the law is. There is nothing arbitrary about it. The law is as it is because of the people’s experience of slavery and persecution in Egypt, which was their tutorial in why we need freedom and law-governed liberty. Time and again he says: You shall do this because you were once slaves in Egypt. They must remember and never forget – two verbs that appear repeatedly in the book – where they came from and what it felt like to be exiled, persecuted, and powerless.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2019
Gratz College is pleased to announce the granting of generous scholarships for up to 65% tuition provided for two graduate programs: Master of Arts in Education - Jewish Instructional Education (36 credits) and Master of Science in Nonprofit Management - Jewish Educational Administration (36 credits). Graduate degrees in Education and Nonprofit Management support greater job competency, increased marketability and more diversified skills for Jewish organizational administrators, day and supplementary school educators, and educators working in Jewish organizations. The fellowship is available to working professionals in the American Jewish community.
Updated: May. 09, 2018
Setting out on a new venture in Jewish education, I was interested in the hard-earned wisdom of notable professionals in and around the field. As part of the work of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership, we seek to bring academics and practitioners into conversation on the educational issues that matter most. To do this well, it’s critical to identify today’s educational landscape. To that end, I spent nearly a year interviewing professionals in and around the universe of Jewish education, formally and informally. I had initially intended to save the formal responses in a personal collection to direct my own work. But there was too much richness and depth to keep the responses to myself. While the conversations continue, clear patterns emerged.
Updated: May. 03, 2018
In Canada, the Jewish education systems reflect the local structures and institutions in which they develop. Quebec Jewish education was shaped by a linguistically and religiously divided society. Although the Jewish community of Montreal has contributed significantly in the social, political, and economic spheres of Quebec life, it remains largely unknown to the other local communities. The following article offers a historical context of the religious and social factors that have resulted in Montreal holding the highest percentage of students enrolled in separate Jewish day schools across Canada; this percentage remains more than 50% higher than the average attendance of Jewish school-age children in the USA.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2018
New Project Will Explore How Jewish Early Childhood Education Can be a Gateway for Ongoing Involvement in Jewish Life
CASJE, the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education, has announced the next steps in its long-term research project to explore how Jewish early childhood education (ECE) can serve as a gateway for deeper and more sustained involvement in Jewish life. While broadly conceived, the study will include a focus on ways that ECE institutions can better engage interfaith families and families that are not currently involved in a synagogue or other Jewish institution.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2017
The Network for Research in Jewish Education is pleased to announce the creation of The Sylvia and Moshe Ettenberg Research Grant in Jewish Education, which will award a total of up to $20,000 per year for a research project in the field of Jewish education. The award was established by Isa Ettenberg Aron and David Ettenberg with dedicated funds provided by their parents to realize their wishes to further Jewish education through high-quality research.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2016
Gratz College Announces Graduate Fellowships in Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Service and Nonprofit Management
Gratz College is currently accepting applications for the M.A. in Jewish Education, M.A. in Jewish Communal Service and the M.S. in Nonprofit Management. This is the 4th cohort of the successful Gratz College Midcareer Fellowship program which was first launched in 2013. The graduate degrees in Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Service and Nonprofit Management support greater job competency, increased marketability and more diversified skills for Jewish organizational administrators, Hillel staffers, youth group directors, day and supplementary school educators and professionals working in Jewish organizations.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the registration form for the 2016 Network for Research in Jewish Education Conference has been posted. The 30th Annual Conference will be held from June 14-16, 2016, at Towson University, in Maryland. Held in collaboration with the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, the Conference will offer a unique opportunity to engage with educational phenomena in all their manifestations, settings, and contexts, and to place our engagements with Jewish education in broader scholarly and social contexts, in an effort to continue challenging and advancing our field.
Updated: May. 04, 2016