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R. Yehoshua ben Gamla’s innovation, which may have saved countless Jewish children from ignorance, has been the flashpoint for many minor internal conflicts. What do we do when the formal Jewish learning undermines long-standing family traditions? How do those with formal Jewish authority react when the families and the community seek to undermine that authority? The questions are not limited to religion, they extend to almost every aspect of life. Are schools to function as societal thought-leaders and change agents or is their mandate to maintain the norms and standards of its constituents and the community it serves?
Updated: Jan. 12, 2021
In response to requests from administrators and principals, Jewish Interactive is sharing online resources for children affected by potential school closures and cancellation of other Jewish educational programs.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2020
Different Solutions to Similar Problems: Parents’ Reasons for Choosing to Homeschool and Social Criticism of the Education System
This article addresses the way in which characteristics of the education crisis in the postmodern era are manifested in parental deliberations when choosing to homeschool their children in Israel. Based on a review of the characteristics of the education crisis and examination of possible solutions, homeschooling is presented as an optional solution to this crisis.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020
With the homeschooling movement in America expanding rapidly, a growing number of Jewish education-minded families are keeping their kids home. They include parents wary of formal classroom settings, families who live far from Jewish day schools or schools that comport with their religious orientation or values, and parents seeking to give their kids a Jewish education without paying parochial school tuition.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2019
Who I Am and What I Think: The Contribution of Personality and Socioeconomic Traits to the Attitudes of Homeschooling Parents toward the Education System and Homeschooling in Israel
The consistent growth of homeschooling in recent decades can be considered a reflection of public criticism of the education system. This criticism has given rise to alternative education methods; homeschooling is one of the most radical examples. In light of the increasing scope of homeschooling and its significant implications, it is important to understand its origins. However, the research on the attitudes of parents who choose homeschooling has not considered the role of personality of parents in their attitudes.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2017
Torah Tutors is a new, text-based, Torah-study program, using state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology. It provides personalized online tutoring in four program areas: Virtual Chevruta Pogram, Jewish Home-schooling Program, Enrichment School Tutoring Program and the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Program. Drawing on an array of skilled teachers and tutors, men and women, from across the spectrum of the Torah world, Torah Tutors will work with its clients to tailor a program to suit their needs.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
A growing number of parents are opting for home-based Jewish learning as an attractive and convenient alternative to synagogue-based Hebrew schools. This article tries to explain why this trend is becoming popular. One reason is certainly the cost barrier, since many synagogues usually require a minimum of two to three years of enrollment and temple membership before allowing students to celebrate their bar/bat mitzvah. Another reason is that some parents simply had bad experiences themselves in Hebrew school and want to give their children something different. Other families feel that home-based programs enable them to obtain a more personalized education for their child in less time, with more flexibility and on a more convenient schedule than they would in a congregational program.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2009
The First Torah Homeschooling Conference is geared towards providing support and encouragement to those who are already homeschooling, as well as to educate parents who would like to learn if homeschooling is a viable option for their families. The conference will take place in Baltimore, MD on June 28, 2009, at the Park Heights Jewish Community Center. The conference will have two plenary sessions and parallel workshops.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2009