Gleanings: The Meaning of Meaning in Jewish Education

Fall, 2015

Source: Gleanings. Fall, 2015. Volume 2, Issue 3 


Gleanings is the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. In this issue of Gleanings we look at the concept of "meaning" - how people use it, what it might denote, and what the implications of these ideas are for our work in Jewish education.

The articles in this issue of Gleanings are part of a larger collection that The Davidson School sourced from over 20 leaders in Jewish education as part of a conference convened in June 2015 at JTS around the term "meaning" with support from the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • The Philosophy of Meaning - Dr. Daniel Pekarsky
  • The Search for Meaning in Judaism - Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum
  • Meaning, Authenticity, and Recognition - Dr. Stuart Charme
  • Exploring Jewish Meaning Through Authenticity, Lived Experience, and Reflective Practice (Strategies in an Informal Education Structure) - Dr. Belinda Keshen
  • What Is the Meaning of Meaning in Jewish Education? - Rabbi Dov Lerea
  • A Conference on The Meaning of Meaning in Jewish Education - Dr. Judith Hauptman
  • The Sociology and Psychology of Meaning: a Mental Health Perspective - Dr. Jonathan Cohen
  • Meaning-Making in the K-7 Supplemental School Context - Rabbi Eve Rudin
  • Finding Meaning in Jewish Studies at College - Lauren Kurland
  • The Search for Meaning on College Campuses - Dr. Gwynn Kessler
Updated: Sep. 21, 2015