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This article examines how students and teachers at a non-Orthodox Jewish day school in New York City negotiate the use of translation within the context of an institutionalized language policy that stresses the use of a sacred language over that of the vernacular. Specifically, this paper analyzes the negotiation of a Hebrew-only policy through the ethnographic examination of language choices during activities surrounding scripture study and prayer.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
Come and share in a week of joyous learning, exploration, celebration, and creating community at the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute 2013 on August 5-11, 2013 at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. The NHC’s flagship program, the week-long Summer Institute, is a unique opportunity for serious study, moving prayer, spirited conversation, late-night jam sessions, singing, dancing, swimming, meditation, and hiking – all in the company of more than 300 people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013
This issue of HaYidion focuses on prayer, tefillah. The authors in this issue struggle with the fact that prayer in school is often rote, devoid of meaning, emotionless, irrelevant to the pray-ers. They analyze the causes of the impoverishment of what should be a transcendent experience, and they offer creative and often passionate suggestions for the enhancement of the prayer experience. Their analyses are cogent and enlightening, and offer meaningful pathways to enhance and enrich davening.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
The Beurei Hatefila Institute is pleased to announce that they have uploaded to their website a summary of the lesson plans that they have developed for a one year/one hour per week course on Beurei Hatefila that is suitable for middle and high day schools and can be adapted to be presented as a pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah class in congregational schools.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012
Rabbi Joel Seltzer of Temple Emanu-El in Providence, Rhode Island, reflects on how the Facebook phenomenon could help us create a twenty-first century life of prayer by making our prayers more like our Facebook profile.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2012
There are quite a few resources for teaching about Jewish prayer in a classroom, but it's not easy to find ideas for enhancing a school-based, synagogue or camp Jewish worship experience. The With All Our Hearts Wiki, maintained by Jewish educators, members of the Hebrew Project, has been designed to enable such sharing among educators, rabbis, lay leaders, song leaders, camp staff and others. The target population is children and teens, up to age 18.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2011
An initiative of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora - DavenSpot aims to create a platform for educators who are instigating dynamic energy to school prayer. The ultimate question here is how do we teach people to daven and how can we evaluate our progress.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education maintains comprehensive listings of Jewish education learning and teaching resources. One of their useful listings is 'Educational Resources for Jewish Prayer/Tefilla', a listing of tens of online articles, lesson plans, slides and activities for teaching tefilla.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
The National Havurah Committee will be holding its annual Summer Institute on August 1-7, 2011 at Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH. The NHC’s flagship program, the week-long Summer Institute, is a unique opportunity for serious study, moving prayer, spirited conversation, late-night jam sessions, singing, dancing, swimming, meditation, and hiking – all in the company of more than 300 people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Updated: May. 12, 2011
Tefillah is a central component of the curriculum at many congregational schools. Yet despite the time and resources that congregational schools dedicate for “tefillah education,” large numbers of Jews (both children and adults) continue to feel uncomfortable and incompetent in Jewish worship. This research begins to answer the question, “How might we better prepare our children for entry into Jewish communal worship throughout their lives?” Through case studies of three synagogues with reputations for strong, innovative education programs as well as vibrant worship, the author discovered that it is possible to succeed in tefillah education if “success” is defined narrowly: believing, behaving, or belonging.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2011