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“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
Jonathan Mirvis, It’s Our Challenge: A Social Entrepreneurship Approach to Jewish Education: Book Review
To survive we must adapt and change. We must disrupt, iterate, and take risks. This is the bold challenge posed by Dr. Jonathan Mirvis in his new book, It’s Our Challenge: A Social Entrepreneurship Approach to Jewish Education. As someone who has worked side by side with Jewish social entrepreneurs for the past two decades, I could not agree more. We stagnate at our peril. However, it is not enough to merely be bold and creative. For innovation, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship to make strong contributions to the Jewish future we need to really understand how these processes work. We need to understand how concepts born in the commercial sector are best adapted for use in the nonprofit sector. We need to delve into cases of successful entrepreneurs and unpack the factors that contributed to their success. We need to trace the process that gives birth to new norms and practices, pushing beyond the novelty of a singular innovation. These are the offerings contained in It’s Our Challenge: A Social Entrepreneurship Approach to Jewish Education.
Updated: Sep. 18, 2017
The The Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (ISJPS) is dedicated to education that cultivates an informed and active sense of belonging to the Jewish people. To further this vision, ISJPS has partnered with popular international photographer, Zion Ozeri, renowned for photographing the Jewish people and Jewish themes. Together, we have initiated the Jewish Lens @ Beit Hatfutsot Photo Competition.
Updated: Jun. 21, 2017
When I asked my class to tell me about their Jewish Identity on day one, I got the answers you would expect. 'I'm Jewish because my parents are Jewish,' 'I don't have any feelings about it. I'm just Jewish,' and the dreaded, 'I don't know what to say about it.' That first day we talked about how it's okay not to know. I told them I wasn't looking for the 'right answer.' I let them know we would be spending 7 weeks asking the question and that all of our answers would be different. I was more interested in the process than I was in the product and my students were intrigued by that.
Updated: Aug. 10, 2016
This study explores how teachers visualize their professional persona. It is based on six case studies of female teachers in Israel, who photographed themselves at work, focusing on images of ideal situations of teaching. The study explores the self-perceptions of the teachers, which led to the construction of the images, by analysis of the signs and visual information in the photographs and through interviews. Uses of body language, visual expressions of physical proximity to pupils and visual signs of gender, are related to. The notion of teaching as a practice of caring is discussed in its relation to visual feminine attributes.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
Perhaps it is fitting that this Chanukkah issue of HaYidion is about gelt. The authors of the articles in this issue point out several significant trends and methodologies that can be helpful to schools, including information about tuition charges, working in collaborative relationships, accessing federal funds without encountering separation of church and state issues, and determining the value proposition of our schools. We believe that you will find this issue fascinating and recommend that you not put off reading it.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2015
Haaretz has published an online supplement “Israel in Camera”. It is a collection of 100 pictures that not onlycord some of the many memorable moments of Israel’s 65 years, but also recreate them, in ways that only a good photo can.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
Three passionate and perseverant Jewish educators are exemplifying excellence and impact and are the 2013 recipients of The Covenant Award. Howard Blas, Director of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England; Judy Finkelstein-Taff, Head of School at the Chicago Jewish Day School; and Zion Ozeri, Founder and Creative Director of The Jewish Lens in New York, were named today by The Covenant Foundation to receive the Award, among the most coveted honors in the field of Jewish education.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013
Teaching the Legacy #29 – e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Photographs: Reflection or Interpretation of Reality?
The 29th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This e-newsletter focuses on photography. This newsletter explores the strengths and weaknesses of photographs as a historical source, and whether they reflect reality or interpret it.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2013
Rabbi Gil Perl, head of school at Margolin Hebrew Academy / Feinstone Yeshiva of the South, writes about some of what he learned at the Harvard University’s Independent Schools Institute (ISI), a 3.5 day seminar which he attended along with six other veteran Jewish day school leaders under the sponsorship of the AVI CHAI Foundation. He reflects on a presentation by Professor Richard Weissbourd, a child and family psychologist of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2012