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The Re-Imagine Project (of the Experiment in Congregational Education) is an attempt to engender innovation in congregational schools. A long-term study of 24 participating congregations in Greater New York examined the extent to which the effort yielded new models of education (radical change). The study included surveys of task force members and interviews with 101 key informants. Results show four patterns of change: radical, replacement of old forms with new forms, creation of alternatives, and addition of programs. Factors related to starting points, the change process, and resources were found to influence which synagogues achieved deeper levels of change.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2011
Julie Wiener writes about how congregational schools are utilizing technology to improve their Hebrew language curricula. A prime example is Temple Micah in Washington, DC which is using the Internet videoconferencing service, Skype, to provide one on one home Hebrew tutoring for their students.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
The Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators invites NY area educators to apply to join their third cohort beginning in February 2011. The Institute offers congregational school educators the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build a new vision for school leadership in a two and a half year journey that will address many essential issues of Jewish Educational Leadership. This program is open to candidates from all denominations in the New York, Long Island, Westchester and the greater metropolitan area extending to New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010
If you are interested in Hebrew Education in a congregational school setting, you are invited to join 'The Hebrew Project,' a national conversation to try and better define the goals and focus of Hebrew education in congregational settings. In order to help better clarify goals of Hebrew language teaching, three Hebrew language educators have established a wikispace and are inviting anyone involved in congregational education to join in the conversation.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2010
In this opinion piece, Jonathan Woocher, JESNA's Chief Ideas Officer, tries to provide an answer to a very pressing question for American Jews: 'Can supplementary education provide a meaningful and satisfying Jewish educational experience'? His reply: By adopting an innovative approach, mapping the current landscape and working with existing providers and potential new ones, to build a “system” that would offer as many high-quality options as the market can support that goal might be attained.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2009
The Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Coalition for Jewish Learning has launched a three year program to nurture excellence in synagogue schools. In collaboration with the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), CJL has adapted features of the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools (NESS) developed and implemented in Philadelphia, in creating its Congregation School Initiative for six participating Conservative and Reform congregations.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009