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Ruth Ellen Gruber writes about a handful of Budapest synagogues that have seen an upsurge of membership and communal engagement in recent years thanks to active young rabbis and a family-friendly focus. With an estimated 80,000 Jews, Budapest has the largest Jewish population of any central European city. It is home to about 20 Jewish congregations, ranging from the dominant Neolog (moderate Conservative) stream to traditional Orthodox and Chabad, to American-style Reform, to informal minyanim such as Dor Hadash, an independent egalitarian congregation that is associated with the Masorti (Conservative) movement.
Updated: May. 15, 2012
Pam Edelman writes about programs created by a small but growing vanguard of families addressing the Jewish educational needs of their children. She asks: Who are the parents behind these initiatives? What do they have in common? How might their actions inform the transformation of Jewish education?
Updated: Mar. 05, 2012
H. Glenn Rosenkrantz writes about an emerging trend in Jewish education, Jewish family education. This approach targets families as units to be educated as a whole, where parents, grandparents, siblings and children are being collectively engaged, and each is reinforcing lessons, knowledge and perspectives to create an organic whole. A new initiative, Shevet: Jewish Family Education Exchange, aims to put Jewish family education squarely on the communal agenda, and to equip educators with the strategies, tools and relationships to grow and succeed.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
Starting Jan. 11, The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is offering a new Foundations of Jewish Family Living course in NJ. The 10-week class will focus on issues of interest to parents. The new family living course will focus on values. Each week of the course will take a specific value — honor, hospitality, visiting the sick, etc. — and apply the layered text-based approach that is the Melton method.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Rabbi Micah Lapidus, Director of Judaic and Hebrew Studies at The Davis Academy in Atlanta, GA, shares his thoughts on what makes Jewish day schools unique and exceptional and asks his readers to share their thoughts.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2011
Rabbi Hershey Novack, campus rabbi and director of Chabad on Campus in the St. Louis area, raises some ideas for parents to help university students – their children – maintain a connection to Judaism by setting an example of Jewish involvement and by partnering with the agencies that bring Jewish life directly to young people.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2011
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) produces a biweekly podcast for Jewish parents delivered by noted experts in education, counseling, child development and other related fields. The short 2-7 minute segments about Jewish parenting can be downloaded and listened to on the go, played while sitting at the computer and multitasking or used as a basis for a parenting discussion group. The podcast segments are archived and classified by topic and speaker for easy retrieval.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
With the new year now underway, we are very happy to announce our first Webinar of 5772, which will take place on Monday, November 21st, at 1pm EST. The webinar will feature, Cyd Weissman, Director of Innovation in Congregational Learning at the Jewish Education Project in New York. Cyd has spearheaded the Jewish Education Project’s work with the Coalition of Innovating Congregations and LOMED, a cutting-edge initiative to transform congregational learning. In the Webinar, Cyd will talk about some of the latest work with congregations to nurture “holistic learning.”
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
SHEVET is the Jewish Family Education Exchange. They are the new central address for Jewish educators committed to reaching, engaging and strengthening Jewish families through education, and fortifying and growing community into the next generation. SHEVET is the national collective for Jewish family educators, offering multiple platforms on which to share best practices, generate ideas, create collaborative programming, develop curricula, find resources, seek collegial support, engage in professional development and learn from each other and leaders in the field.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2011
The URJ welcomes the participation of congregational volunteer leaders and professionals at the URJ's Education Summit, December 14-16, 2011, outside Washington, DC. The Summit, a track of the URJ Biennial Convention, will include large and small group sessions dedicated to Teen Engagement successes, learning, and a campaign platform for congregations to sign on to – dedicating their efforts to maximize teen engagement with the 2020 vision of reaching a majority of b'nei/b'not mitzvah through high school and beyond.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011