We are pleased to announce that the registration form for the 2016 Network for Research in Jewish Education Conference has been posted. The 30th Annual Conference will be held from June 14-16, 2016, at Towson University, in Maryland. Held in collaboration with the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, the Conference will offer a unique opportunity to engage with educational phenomena in all their manifestations, settings, and contexts, and to place our engagements with Jewish education in broader scholarly and social contexts, in an effort to continue challenging and advancing our field.
The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in research-based conversations that will address contemporary issues, pressing concerns, and new opportunities in Jewish education and the communities in which it takes place. We are looking forward to panels, workshops and conversations that address more traditional domains like curriculum, teaching and learning, schools, synagogues, and camps, in addition to research on broader questions of policy, financing, leadership, popular culture, museums, journalism, politics, and social media.
The Conference will be held mid-week, in order to allow for our third annual Emerging Scholar Seminar. Organized in conjunction with Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) and the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, the Seminar will be held during the conference, on June 15-16, and will provide an opportunity for mentoring, research, workshopping and discussion between senior and emerging scholars in the field.
The conference will be co-chaired by Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman (Brandeis University), who will coordinate the program and Dr. Hana Bor (Towson University), who will oversee the arrangements.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Travel subsidies are also available.