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“Is Jewish Education Broken?” debates new visions for liberal Jewish schools in the 21st century. This free event takes place on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm and is hosted by the 14th Street Y. “Is Jewish Education Broken?” is presented by Speakers’ Lab, a new public programming initiative of the Posen Foundation, with Tablet Magazine and The New School for Public Engagement, Jewish Cultural Studies Program.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2012
How can Jewish education speak to every child and help them live meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilling lives? How can Jewish texts, traditions, and experiences contribute to individual growth and development? As part of its ongoing work to advance innovation and positive change in Jewish education, JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute is pleased to share its latest web publication on Whole Person (Holistic) Learning, an approach to Jewish education that focuses on these critical questions.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012
Julie Wiener writes of the new Jewish Journey Project (JJP) a collaborative effort of seven congregations, the JCC in Manhattan, the 14th Street Y and various other Jewish institutions which is poised to revolutionize part-time, pre-b’nai mitzvah Jewish education in NYC when it launches this fall.
Updated: Jun. 05, 2012
Karen Gazith discusses ways that Jewish studies teachers can change the focus of their instruction from knowledge and skill acquisition to deep knowledge and understanding that guides actions and behaviors of their students.
Updated: May. 15, 2012
Idie Benjamin and Dale Sides Cooperman reflect on how we sometimes get derailed from our central goals while working at preparing our school children for Passover. We often spend a great deal of time talking about Passover & its mitzvoth rather than actually experiencing them with our students. They follow with some great examples of how to shift to a real effective experiential Passover curriculum.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2012
Genesis Encounters Darwin: A Case Study of Educators' Understandings of Curricular Integration in a Jewish High School
This case study describes and analyzes a Jewish high school program that sought to integrate Judaic and general studies. The research focused on the question of how educators at the “Keshet” School understood curricular integration. Administrators and teachers ascribed a range of meanings to this topic. Administrators articulated a vision of integration as a means of strengthening Jewish identity, whereas teachers were concerned with the practical aspects of linking subjects.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012
The Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) in Atlanta, GA will again be holding a week - long professional development workshop on the history, culture and politics of Modern Israel for teachers of grades 5-12 this summer on June 24-29, 2012. During the workshop, teachers encounter new content material, create curriculum, review and learn new teaching strategies
Updated: Mar. 06, 2012
The CHAI Curriculum is a flexible educational system for Reform congregational schools based on the values of Torah, Avodah and G'milut Chasadim. The curriculum is for grades 1-7 and is based on the most important concepts and values of Jewish life, helping students grow into committed and thoughtful Jewish adults. Each core level contains 27 complete one-hour classroom lessons in Torah, Avodah and G'milut Chasdadim plus family education lessons.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2012
Jewish Interactive, an innovative non-profit organisation, founded in South Africa, that strives to create interactive Jewish programs, utilizing modern technology, has implemented a multimedia learning pilot 'Shabbat Interactive' in tens of schools in South Africa and UK. They also recently presented the pilot at the North American Jewish Day Schools conference in the US.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland offers this website as a way for teachers near and far to learn more about 'Hebrew through Movement', a language acquisition strategy in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands. Hebrew through Movement starts with a foundation in modern, spoken Hebrew but has as its goal making the prayers in our siddur, as well as synagogue and Jewish vocabulary, more easily accessible to those with limited learning time.
Updated: Feb. 07, 2012