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From Rabbi Joy Levitt's Introduction: 'JCCs are at an important crossroads as we move into the 21st Century. Like so many institutions both within the Jewish community and in our larger world, JCCs must constantly renew and refresh our mission. Where once we were the 'secular' alternative to synagogues and the accessible alternative to restricted athletic clubs, today we have an unprecedented opportunity to engage Jewish community in ways that both unite those earlier ideas and disrupt them. This Reader's Guide on Jewish Community Centers contains a wealth of information on JCC's in the past and present which can help us plan for the future.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
From Professor Lee Shulman's Introduction: 'This Readers’ Guide on Immersive & Experiential Education features a rich array of program descriptions, theoretical and conceptual analyses, policy briefs and program evaluations. Taken together, I am persuaded that we live in the most innovative and exciting era of ever experienced in Jewish education. The post - Pew eulogies for Jewish education notwithstanding, this is a Golden Age of thoughtful experimentation and ambitious invention in our field. I am encouraged by the parallels between these developments in Jewish education and exciting work in general education.'
Updated: Jun. 26, 2014
From Professor Barry Chazan's Introduction: 'This BJPA Readers Guide on Israel Education is a valuable resource for students, scholars, researchers, and educators. Moreover, it is a document that may well constitute a significant barometer of an important change concerning the place of Israel in American Jewish education. This Guide is so timely and refreshing. It is an accurate scan of the issues, topics, discussions, and trends in the field and reflects what I believe is a new blossoming, a new maturity, and new hope for a subject held so dearly.'
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
With the imminent arrival of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, 2013, we have collected a sampling of BJPA holdings that reflect and enrich the contemporary Jewish discourse on the environment. Jewish concerns for, and sense of sacredness for, the earth is a 4,000 year-old tradition, as old as Judaism itself. As human beings we have a compelling interest in caring for the only earth we inhabit, and as Jews we have contributed to compelling thinking about the environment, our responsibilities, and possibilities for action. A sampling of that thinking appears in this BJPA Reader's Guide to Environmental Issues, which we hope will promote this vital conversation.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013