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We look at the new Jewish education ‘laboratory’ at the Kaplen JCC midway through its inaugural year. Starting a school — going from the daydream to the absolute reality of actual ninth-graders looking at you expectantly one September day — is an extraordinary achievement. You get to shape students’ lives. That’s what Tikvah Wiener of Teaneck did with the Idea School, a new Jewish high school whose freshman class started in September. The school’s set at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly; the intergenerational programming inside the building and the wooded acres outside seem a necessary part of it.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019
Jewish Interactive is a global, cutting edge, nonprofit organization that is bringing “EdTech” to the world of Jewish Education. With offices in London, Israel, Johannesburg, and now San Diego County, Ji (Jewish Interactive), has been educating families, synagogues and schools with its leading apps, and educational content gamification platform called Ji Tap. The Ji Tap app is equipped with a free creation tool, where anyone can create games/interactive presentations/ebooks and add their knowledge creativity and expertise to the global Ji Tap platform. Jewish Education has never been so accessible and engaging!
Updated: Aug. 30, 2018
Join The Idea Institute (formerly the I.D.E.A. Schools Network) for our fifth annual Summer Sandbox (Aug 6– 8, 2018), an opportunity for K-12 Jewish and General Studies educators to explore creativity and innovation in a hands-on, interactive way. With workshops in project-based learning, Design Thinking, STEAM education, and more, the Sandbox gives you the knowledge and experience you need to reimagine your school and classroom. We're excited that Upstart, a Sandbox sponsor, will be joining us, to lead our Design Thinking sessions.
Updated: May. 16, 2018
Project Based Learning in Hebrew: Teaching a Second Language Class in a Public High School in Chicago
An example of integrating PBL in Hebrew language class is a PBL model offered by IVRIKAL, which was implemented at the Deerfield High School. Deerfield High School, is a highly-rated public high school in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The Hebrew class was a combined class for grades 11 and 12. Student proficiency varied from novice, to intermediate and advanced levels. Some students had a Jewish day school background, some were heritage learners (students of Israeli parents) and some began their Hebrew studies in Grade 9.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2018
The DigitalJLearning Network brings you EdTech tools you can use for helping students to learn Torah, specifically the weekly parsha. With these tools, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the parsha in a more interactive, creative way. You can also personalize instruction for these “parsha projects” by allowing students to choose which tool(s) will work best for them.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries, in partnership with the Princeton Geniza Project, the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University Library share Cairo Geniza fragments with the Zooniverse community for the first time! The purpose of phase I of Scribes of the Cairo Geniza is to sort Cairo Geniza fragments in order to prepare them for transcription in phase II (launching Spring 2018). In this phase, you will sort fragments into different categories based on their script types: whether they are written in Hebrew or Arabic scripts and formal or informal scripts, and whether they contain specific visual characteristics.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2017
Thousand-strong Crowd Sees Three Overseas Winners Crowned at Annual “My Family Story” Contest at Museum of the Jewish People
On Friday, June 9, 2017, over 1,000 people lined up at The Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, as its Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood held the 22nd annual international competition to mark the culmination of its flagship project, My Family Story.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2017
Developing and Transmitting Religious Identity: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Modern Orthodox Jewish Schools
This paper argues that American modern Orthodoxy is facing a crisis caused at least in part by problems of student identity formation. A range of ethnographic research conducted over the last decade suggests that modern Orthodox students feel increasingly disengaged from religious studies classes—and that this disconnection is a factor in the movement’s decline. I argue that student disengagement may be a result of these schools’ inability to accommodate students’ own epistemological commitments to religious pluralism and autonomy, as well as the mainly secular American concerns central to their developing personal identities.
Updated: Apr. 19, 2017
Now Rabbi Bitton and I are launching The Idea School, which will open in the 2018-19 school year in Bergen County, NJ. As a modern Orthodox, co-ed high school, our mission will be to provide students with the abilities to nurture a relationship with Hashem, live a rich halakhic life, and engage with the world in an ethically and morally responsible manner. It will also be to help students see learning as a joyful, lifelong process.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2017
Debbie Harris, Educational Technology Director at Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, shares with us her dream learning space and its realization – The Innovation Studio Space which greeted the Schechter staff and students the beginning of this school year. We learn how the school community took to the Studio and what might happen as the school year moves on.
Updated: Sep. 13, 2016