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Waiting for Superman: New CAJE, Old Battle - Positive Jewish Experiences vs. Engagement with Jewish Texts
The highlight of New CAJE #4 held at Nichols College, just west of Boston, was the debate about the nature of Jewish education for the 21st century. Dr. David Bryfman, Director of the New Center for Collaborative Leadership at the Jewish Education Project in New York, hoped to convince the crowd that the individual experience of a child, at the center of Jewish education, is best served with “positive Jewish experiences”. Rabbi Danny Lehmann, President of Hebrew College of Boston took the position that positive experiences are not a substitute for engagement with Jewish texts, which is at the center of Judaism.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013