Search results for: Visions of Jewish education
Page 2/2 18 items
This article documents the Journal of Jewish Education’s acquisition by the Network for Research in Jewish Education, in 2004, and evaluates the contribution of the re-launched Journal to the field of Jewish education. I explore how the Journal contributed over the past decade in three discrete yet often overlapping areas, thereby realizing its editors’ vision.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2014
In the blizzard of articles, reactions, and blog posts about the Pew Research Center study of American Jews, the most unexpected came from the prominent public intellectual Noah Feldman. Writing in Bloomberg, Feldman’s column jumps from the Pew study to some observations about, surprisingly, the Lakewood yeshiva. He explains that Lakewood is a massive ultra-Orthodox educational institution (6500 students embedded in a community of 55,000) focused almost entirely on the study of Talmud and exclusively for male students, that its educational model is “astonishingly egalitarian and democratic,” that it demonstrates that “one kind of authentically Jewish experience is flourishing in America.”
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014
Therefore, we need a new response as to why Jewish education is important. We need a new vision and to stop “probing our pupiks,” and rationalizing the measure of our Jewishness amidst secular American culture. We need to address the apriori question: Why is Judaism itself important? Why does Judaism exist and what about Judaism defines its core purpose?
Updated: Jan. 01, 2014
Imagine if Day school affordability was no longer a challenge facing our Day School community, thus enabling schools to focus all of its resources and energy exclusively on student recruitment, retention quality, impact and achievement, what would our Jewish Day Schools look like in the future? asks Chaim Y. Botwinick.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013
Using portraiture, this study describes and analyzes the aims of rabbinic teaching of adults in a synagogue setting. The findings suggest that regularly facilitating learners' intellectual and religious development, democratically guiding their communities' evolution through an emphasis on learning, and collaboratively joining their congregants in shaping the construction of personal and communal Jewish narratives are central aims of congregational rabbinic teaching of adults.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann, President of Hebrew College, writes that Jewish education should inspire and equip us to achieve the deepest aspirations of Judaism. He posits that an overarching and orienting purpose for Jewish education is to encourage Jews to emulate God’s creative nature and to become creative beings. He suggests some ideas for reorienting Jewish education toward creativity.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
Davenspot posted on their blog a Manifesto for Jewish Education, written by Aryeh Ben David of Ayeka: Center for Soulful Education, which was posted on Lookjed and has been generating some constructive conversation. Ben David asserts that our educational goal should be not only to preserve our voices of the past, but to enable and encourage our own authentic voices to be heard and to enable personal and spiritual growth.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
In order to overcome the problems caused by the almost complete lack of systematic data-based research on theconditions of Orthodox education in North America, ATID has asked leading Orthodox educators to help clarify a future agenda for Orthodox education in North America, challenging them to articulate research agendas and educational strategies that will serve schools into the future. The resulting symposium, edited by Dr. Yoel Finkelman, has now been published by ATID with some of its contents made available on the ATID website
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008