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The LaHaV curriculum takes a bold departure from traditional modes of Talmud and Tanakh instruction, and has pioneered an approach to communicate the richness and relevance of our tradition by weaving together a rich tapestry of rabbinic texts and ideas. Yet we’re not just transforming Judaic studies for our own students. We’ve created a groundbreaking digital curriculum app that serves as the basis of a fully connected network of Jewish educators who share training, resources and methodologies in order to improve Jewish education across the world. We’ve developed this curriculum from the ground up, tested it in all grades and levels at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, CA, and are currently working with schools across the US, Israel, and Australia to implement it across a wide range of classrooms and student demographics.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2016
Gleanings is the eJournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. This first issue of volume 2 of Gleanings focuses on Godtalk in classrooms, camps and other Jewish educational settings. Please join us in the conversation about this important issue.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2015
The National Conference on Inquiry Learning and Project Based Learning (PBL) of The Pedagogic Secretariat of Israel's Ministry of Education, which was recently held at The Weitzman Institute in Rechovot, served as a stage for presenting examples of the implementation of problem based learning processes in a wide range of disciplines in the Israeli education system.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2015
How do teachers explain God at all? How do they do so in a Jewish school? The authors in this Passover issue of HAYIDION wrestle with these and other issues, in articles that are sometimes deeply personal and always professionally relevant. We can see clearly how the thought leaders and teachers and heads of school who are featured in these pages have spent many hours pondering, examining, questioning and debating the hows and whys of teaching about God in the classroom. The authors in this issue approach the Big Questions from a wide variety of perspectives and thinkers, but they are united in their concern to bring the God Issue within the classrooms and halls of Jewish day schools.
Updated: May. 12, 2015
The Israel Tech Challenge, three years in the making, is taking place this week, with 25 of the best Jewish college students in the world (chosen from some 500 applicants) in Israel for an intense insider look at how the Start-Up Nation does its magic. The Challenge — a cooperative effort between The Jewish Agency, the Government of Israel, and private investors — is designed to connect top students from the diaspora with tools and networks to enrich their careers in the hi-tech industry, and to develop connections with the Israeli high-tech industry.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2014
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
After returning home from the Virtual School Symposium Conference in Indianapolis, Rabbi Meir Fachler, director of Gemara Berura, pushes for the establishment of a conference dedicated to servicing and furthering the cause Jewish Educational Technology in Jewish schools.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2012
World ORT has held the inaugural Naomi Prawer Kadar International Seminar for Digital Technology in Jewish Education in Moscow. Nearly 30 Hebrew teachers from Belarus, Bulgaria, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia were brought together for the four-day Seminar at Moscow ORT Technology School. They were joined by guest speakers Professor Igor Zyskin, of the Maimonides Academy in Moscow, and Dr Arye Olman of the Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011
Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies - Old New Jews: Jewish Identity in the 21st Century
The 2012 Conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies, to be held in Melbourne on February 12-13, 2012, focuses on examining how the 21st century will sustain and transform Judaism and Jewish identities. It looks to past models of Jewish culture and identity in order to provide a comparative perspective on current and future trends impacting on Jews and Judaism.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011
MyBatMitzvahStory.org, a project of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), provides a safe and fun online setting in which bat-mitzvah-age girls can explore and express their emerging identities as Jewish women. Girls and their families can investigate their own history together, when and where they choose.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011