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The 64th Annual Jewish Educators Assembly Conference will take place from Monday through Thursday, January 25-28, 2016 at the Westin Mount Laurel Hotel near Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Our theme this year will be 'Back to the Future' as we struggle with the challenge of incorporating basic learning skills and benchmarks into the many new models of Jewish education that are evolving. Plan now on joining with your colleagues from across North America and Israel for an outstanding few days of learning and growing together!
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
Spend the 2015 summer at Nishma at the JTS Beit Midrash; immerse yourself in Hebrew and Torah study, and help create a more engaged and more knowledgeable future for yourself and for the Jewish people. Nishma is the only North American summer Talmud program that integrates university-level Hebrew study with intensive beit midrash-style learning of Talmud.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
Rabbi Jim Rogozen, Chief Learning Officer at United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, suggests a few ideas that might bridge the gap between mission/vision and curriculum in an attempt to revitalize Conservative congregations and their educational programs.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2013
In this study, 14 children from a constructivist-based Jewish kindergarten class are interviewed to determine how they construct an understanding of historical time. The analysis of the interviews indicates that students use higher order thinking skills multiple times, especially when the topic of study is connected to their lives. These findings support that constructivist theory is well-suited as a theoretical foundation for Jewish early childhood programs.
Updated: Sep. 30, 2013
ReFrame is an initiative of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary which has been operating over the last year and a half. Reframe aims to strengthen complementary schools, such as those housed in congregations, through the approach of experiential Jewish education.
Updated: May. 20, 2013
The Ramah Service Corps (RSC), the innovative young adult leadership program of the National Ramah Commission (NRC) designed to bring the magic of Ramah to communities across North America year-round, is now entering its third exciting year with 25 interns who are serving for the 2012-2013 year.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
Spend the 2013 summer at Nishma at the JTS Beit Midrash; immerse yourself in Hebrew and Torah study, and help create a more engaged and more knowledgeable future for yourself and for the Jewish people. Nishma is the only North American summer Talmud program that integrates university-level Hebrew study with intensive beit midrash-style learning of Talmud.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
The Solomon Schechter Day School Association – rebranded as the Schechter Day School Network – is proud to announce the launch of a renewed sense of purpose as it embarks on a future that will further engage parents and alumni in Schechter students’ learning process and the overall Schechter experience and attract new enrollment. Eleven Schechter schools in the Tri-State area formed a collaborative consortium involving Schechter schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. They teamed up recently to launch an initiative honing in on the schools’ signature pedagogy: preparing students to engage the world. Along with developing its new identity, the association changed its name to the Schechter Day School Network.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2011
Peter Eckstein reflects in this blog post on the Conservative Movement's Jewish Educators Assembly 39th Annual Conference which centered on 'From Sinai to Cyberspace: Exploring the Impact of Technology on Jewish Education'. After recapping some of the program highlights that the 200 educators experienced, he raises some important questions about the direction in which Jewish education is headed in the second decade of the 21st century.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
JEA Annual Conference – From Sinai to Cyberspace: Exploring the Impact of Technology on Jewish Education
The Jewish Educators Assembly will be holding its 59th annual conference in Philadelphia, PA between January 23-26, 2011. Conservative Movement educators and administrators will be coming together to learn about the impact of technology on Jewish education, surveying the opportunities presented to education by technology, social networks and virtual communities.Together, they will step up to the challenge of creating meaningful Jewish experiences in our rapidly changing world.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2011