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At the beginning of the summer, the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators brought together 17 successful Day School educators, rabbis and administrators to think more deeply about the critical area of prayer in day schools. This six-day intensive symposium, entitled Aleinu Le’shabeach, drew a diverse group from Community, Orthodox and Conservative schools spanning grades K-12. There were many takeaways from this program. However, we want to focus on what we saw as the central and most significant finding: the need to develop and professionalize a field of tefilah education. All the rest is commentary.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2015
A first-of-a-kind symposium has opened today, July 8, 2015, focusing on tefilah in Jewish day schools. Aleinu Leshabe’ach, organized by the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, has brought together 17 tefilah facilitators, across all grades, from Orthodox, Conservative and Community day schools, to spend six days exploring the challenges and new possibilities for tefilah education.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2015
Whether you are interested in leading a service at your next convention or need a refresher on your favourite ruach song, iDaven is here to help. USY’s Religion/Education's newest project, the iDaven project, features an extensive collection of Jewish recordings, including tefillot (prayers) and z’mirot (songs), put together exclusively by USYers. Each recording teaches the Hebrew words at a slow, easy-to-follow pace; making you an expert once you’re done. The database is updated regularly with new additions, so be sure to check back often.
Updated: May. 21, 2015
What Jewish educator has not struggled with the challenges inherent in helping learners to find tefillah (prayer) a compelling experience? In this issue of Gleanings, outstanding teachers and leaders of tefillah, including graduates of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, The Rabbinical School, and H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary, portray successes in this important field. Each writer focuses on different dimensions of the tefillah experience. They attend, variously, to the nature of the prayer community; the relationship between tefillah and music; the kinds of music that can touch us; and the place that deep understanding of the words of the siddur (prayer book) has in touching our souls.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2014
The greatest window of opportunity to meet, teach, inspire and follow-up with the largest numbers of Jews during the year is over Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. The NLE Resources High Holidays Experience Programming Guide, Prayer Companions & Resources provide the logistics and educational content for creating exciting, versatile and compelling Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur minyanim and alternatives to services.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
This issue of HaYidion focuses on prayer, tefillah. The authors in this issue struggle with the fact that prayer in school is often rote, devoid of meaning, emotionless, irrelevant to the pray-ers. They analyze the causes of the impoverishment of what should be a transcendent experience, and they offer creative and often passionate suggestions for the enhancement of the prayer experience. Their analyses are cogent and enlightening, and offer meaningful pathways to enhance and enrich davening.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2013
The Union for Reform Judaism is excited to announce that the new website ReformJudaism.org is out of “beta” mode and now officially launched! ReformJudaism.org is the first website to provide a wealth of Jewish information through a Reform Jewish lens.
Updated: Apr. 09, 2013
The Israeli Institute for the Advancement of the Deaf and the national-religious rabbinic association Tzohar joined together on Purim to hold for the first time a sign-language megila reading for the deaf and hard of hearing. More than 600 people turned up to the Tel Aviv International Synagogue on Saturday night for the unique reading of the Book of Esther, one of the central customs of Purim.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013
Dina Kraft writes about a slew of new smartphone apps that serve the Jewish observance and educational needs. There are now dozens of apps developed for mobile devices that range from finding the closest Kosher restaurant to teaching preschoolers how to write their Aleph Bet and more are being released every month.
Updated: Sep. 12, 2012
The Beurei Hatefila Institute is pleased to announce that they have uploaded to their website a summary of the lesson plans that they have developed for a one year/one hour per week course on Beurei Hatefila that is suitable for middle and high day schools and can be adapted to be presented as a pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah class in congregational schools.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012