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Consider a pastrami sandwich, a tallit, and a pot and ladle. Now connect the dots. A group of Jewish educators from across the country recently gathered at the Tenement Museum in Lower Manhattan to do just that while immersing themselves in a new educational project focused on the Jewish immigrant experience. There is a common denominator. Seemingly random objects – collectively or singularly – can map a journey toward personal identity and family history, and link to the greater Jewish-American narrative. The Tenement Museum is seizing on that reality with a major new initiative that embraces objects as a portal to teaching history and heritage, leading students to define their present-day identity.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2015
H. Glenn Rosenkrantz writes about an emerging trend in Jewish education, Jewish family education. This approach targets families as units to be educated as a whole, where parents, grandparents, siblings and children are being collectively engaged, and each is reinforcing lessons, knowledge and perspectives to create an organic whole. A new initiative, Shevet: Jewish Family Education Exchange, aims to put Jewish family education squarely on the communal agenda, and to equip educators with the strategies, tools and relationships to grow and succeed.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
'adDRESSING Women's Lives', an innovative educational initiative at The Weber School in Atlanta, pairs students with senior women in an oral history project with an artful and cross-generational twist. After interviewing the women about their lives, students design dresses that reflect these women's silent, but very real impact on their families and communities. Spearheaded by Covenant Award recipient and educator Barbara Rosenblit, along with Sheila Miller, the school's arts educator, the program has attracted national attention for its educational value, uniqueness and effectiveness.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2010
On the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish Autonomous Region, Limmud FSU gathered three hundred Jews in Birobidzhan to celebrate and learn about Jewish heritage, history, culture and community, and to move forward as stronger and more engaged Jews. The two-day conference included dozens of seminars, lectures and workshops, covering a wide range of topics designed to illuminate issues and educate Russian Jews in this region on their history, current affairs, the Jewish homeland, and Judaism.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009