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This September, 11th and 12th grade students can participate in a virtual learning environment with their peers throughout North America along with an in-person kallah experience, allowing URJ congregations the ability to collaborate and share resources developed in collaboration with Gratz College, a pioneer in online Jewish education. Registration is now open.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
Is Jewish education predictable? The authors contributing to this issue of Sh'ma attempt to answer that question. Although prophecy is dangerous, some anticipate the continued growth of day schools unless the economic burdens become too heavy to bear and needed subsidies are unavailable. Supplementary education remains problematic. Will it slowly be augmented or will it be replaced by more emphasis on summer camps, intensive retreats and technology that creates virtual day schools, educative social networks and distributed Jewish education faculties? Will we see increasing emphasis on education later in life, when Jewish learning becomes voluntary rather than mandatory? Will we see the flourishing of Jewish studies programs in universities and colleges, the spread of Birthright programs and their follow-ups, and a dramatic growth in adult education programs?
Updated: Jun. 19, 2011
Educator Lisi Geffen was looking for a creative way to interest high school students in learning the Pesach story, which they study year after year. Her creative solution is today’s technology teaching tip – The Pesach Twitplay. You’ve heard the Passover story, now watch it unfold, in real time, with a modern twist, on Twitter. 8 characters live the story over 3 weeks. The characters in this play are being played by a group of online educators and their friends as a pilot run for this activity. Follow them on Twitter using the #exod2011 hashtag.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2011