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Should Jewish education be available to Jewish children everywhere? Today, most people agree in theory that every Jewish child should have access to Jewish education. However, for many Jews in many Jewish communities around the world, this has been a near impossibility. As technology has developed, the opportunities for online Jewish learning - where students can be taught by professional teachers who do not live nearby but who can easily interact with them on a digital platform - has developed into a compelling solution for many of these challenges.
Published: 2019
Updated: May. 20, 2019
This paper will examine how we instill and inspire Modern Orthodox identities within our students by analyzing three separate facets of the school system that serve to communicate our values: the structure of the school itself, the curriculum taught in the school, and the pedagogies employed by its teachers. Along the way, I seek to identify the factors within schools that reinforce the reality of compartmentalization, while also highlighting initiatives that may allow for a more integrated religious educational experience within Modern Orthodox day schools.
Published: 2019
Updated: May. 20, 2019
This special issue of the Journal of Jewish Education marks a double milestone: one for the Journal itself, and one for the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI), whose graduates are this issue’s authors. For the JJE, this is the first volume entirely devoted to practitioner research. For MTEI, this is the first publication of research done by graduates. I will share a bit about each of these enterprises before I introduce the articles which make up this special issue.
Published: 2019
Updated: May. 01, 2019
Gleanings is the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary. This issue of Gleanings informs us of various forms of Jewish expression that are currently trending and transcending our landscape, and how Jewish educators can craft their vision and practice for their learners, while being both proactive and responsive to today’s landscape of Jewish expression. We are pleased to offer pieces by our JTS faculty, alumni, as well as several partners and key voices from the field of Jewish education. We hope you find these discussions helpful to your work as we each aim to keep the faith of Jewish life, however it may be expressed, long into the future.
Published: 2019
Updated: Apr. 18, 2019