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The most surprising thing about this year of teaching on Zoom is that student exams got better. I don’t mean that student exams are better now than they were earlier in the year. I mean that they are better than they were before we moved to Zoom. Also, our classes have more students now than they did before the pandemic forced us into digital exile. My seminars and lectures in Jewish thought at Bar-Ilan University are full—indeed, all of the basic Judaism classes here are full—and our department of eight full-time faculty members has over 200 graduate students. Freed from social obligations, commutes, and the need to leave our home workstations, the eight of us are publishing more and better articles and books. We can also apply for more grants and attend more online conferences. By these external measures, then, the department of Jewish philosophy at Bar-Ilan is thriving.
Updated: Apr. 13, 2021
The Tikvah Summer Fellowship aims to inspire and empower young men and women to lead lives of Jewish purpose and leadership. In their eight weeks of residence with the Tikvah Fund (June 14–August 13, 2020), students will learn from great professors and meet public figures and religious leaders who straddle the worlds of academic research and active engagement in Jewish affairs. They will also undertake an independent research project or internship, suited to their own interests and exposing them to difficult practical challenges faced by Jewish leaders today.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2019
In Summer 2017, the Tikvah Fund is offering an intensive, seven-week, (June 15 – August 3, 2017), fellowship for college students living in America, Canada, and throughout the Diaspora. Led by preeminent professors, rabbis, educators, and intellectual and political leaders, the Tikvah Summer Fellowship for College Students will explore foundational Jewish teaching, including biblical and rabbinic texts, the lessons of Jewish history, the insights of modern Jewish thought, and the vibrant interplay between Jewish and Western ideas.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2016
As a Jewish female educator, if you want to continue giving to others, you also have to invest time to receive. If you are thirsting to fill your own wellspring of advanced Torah learning, then this new weekly shiur is a must. Taught by Rabbi Avraham Edelstein, Director of Neve Yerushalayim and Ner Le’Elef, the shiur is an in-depth exploration of the Maharal’s sefer, Tiferes Yisroel, with relevant life lessons and applications to be offered by phone every Monday at 2:00 pm EST.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2016
In this longitudinal study, carried out over a period of 6 years, the curriculum approach of student-teachers in the fields of Jewish Studies (Bible Studies and Jewish Philosophy) was examined, from their 1st year of studies until their 6th year when they took their places as full-fledged teachers in schools. This article focuses on the student-teachers’ approaches to curriculum and the differences in their attitudes toward two formal study programs, that differ in character and essence. The major argument in this article is that the character and essence of a formal syllabus has great influence on curriculum approaches of students preparing to become teachers, and their place in developing their own teaching program.
Updated: Aug. 10, 2016
The Herzl Institute in Jerusalem is pleased to announce an intensive summer Workshop in Theology and Philosophy of the Tanach for rabbis and Jewish educators to be held in Jerusalem, August 1-4, 2016. The Herzl Institute Tanach Education Workshop is for rabbis and educators teaching Tanach in adult education, campus or high school settings. The workshop will be conducted in English. Hebrew proficiency is required.
Updated: May. 26, 2016
Building Communities of Inquiry: Philosophical Inquiry with Children - A Workshop for Teachers & Jewish Educators at Day and Supplementary Schools
The Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA, presents a workshop for Jewish educators at day schools and supplementary schools, led by Jen Glaser Director of the Engaging Texts Network. This four-day seminar (July 20-23, 2016) will cover many topics from the Philosophy for Children approach to education to inquiry-based learning.
Updated: May. 22, 2016
Use of Confidence Scales in Analysing Unscientific Ideas about Evolution among Religious Jewish Students
This paper reports on an investigation of two inter-related but different matters, one of interest to science education researchers and teachers in general, and the other to those teaching about evolution. The first was motivated by the dilemma facing teachers who want to diagnose learners' prior knowledge before teaching and are concerned about the teaching time needed to identify existing ideas in a valid way. The paper reports on four benefits of adding a confidence scale to a true-false quiz which is quick and easy to use for diagnostic purposes. The second aspect of the study was motivated by the problems experienced by many religious students when they face the challenge of learning about evolution.
Updated: Mar. 16, 2016
YCT Rabbinical School is pleased to invite all Judaic Studies teachers as well as lovers of serious Tanakh and Mahshavah study to their Thirteenth Annual Yemei Iyun on Bible and Jewish Thought on Sunday, June 28 - Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Manhattan Day School. The program, co-sponsored with Beit Morasha of Jerusalem, Center for Modern Torah Leadership, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, Midreshet Ein HaNatziv, Midreshet Lindenbaum,Torah in Motion USA, Yeshivat Maale Gilboa and Yeshivat Maharat will feature 50 shiurim in five tracks given by the leading lights of Tanakh and Jewish thought both in Israel and in the United States.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2015
Mrs. Tikvah Wiener outlines a PBL project design unit focusing on Tefillah. As many of our schools struggle with engagement and Tefilllah, Tikvah and her colleagues have outlined a new project putting the dilemma into the hands of the students for whom the dilemma is a reality. Problem-Based Learning, as its name suggests, asks students to solve a real-world problem. One thorny problem Jewish educators face is how to approach prayer — tefillah — in school. At the PBL Collaboratory in Judaic Studies that took place last month in late March, a group of us were inspired by RealSchooler Ronit Langer, who dropped by and spoke about the fact that tefillah in school seems more punitive than aspirational. We decided to tackle the topic during our project design session.
Updated: May. 21, 2015