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Rooted: Jewish Values Run Deep is a 4-part video series exploring the productive tensions between Jewish values, what can be learned from those tensions, and how they can enrich Judaism. These questions serve as a starting point for both personal reflection and community conversation, and each video is accompanied by a guide that can help facilitate and deepen these dialogues.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2020
This issue of HaYidion departs from all of previous ones in its focus on contemporary matters. Usually, HaYidion explores questions of education, pedagogy and day school management that are more or less timeless, altered only by a new perspective or innovation every few years. This issue starts, instead, with the conversations all of us are having—at the water cooler, over the dinner table, during soccer games. Everywhere we’ve gone, day school leaders have told us that they are addressing these changes that are washing over us with a volume rarely ever seen before. It’s time, they said, for HaYidion to wade in.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2019
We argue that much can be gained from organizing and consolidating efforts around common values and social and emotional learning (SEL). Despite the various articulated goals of Jewish education, there seems to be a consensus that regardless of the setting or denomination, we hope our students’ learning leads to the living of a meaningful life with deep connections to others, and an understanding that their actions can have a profound impact in this world. Judaism’s teachings focus on the development and growth of the self, how we connect with community, and how we conduct ourselves in the world. This focus, though longstanding, has gained momentum with exciting, emerging initiatives around thriving, shleimut (wholeness), flourishing, or reaching one’s full human potential.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2018
Gleanings is the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary. When we sign up our children to participate in Jewish educational experiences, what are we hoping for? Is our goal merely to have our kids become active and knowledgeable Jews? Or, if we dig deep down into our souls, might we hope that everyone—not only our children—who engages in Jewish learning and community is more fulfilled as a result? In this issue, we learn how the idea of thriving aligns with ancient philosophies, Jewish texts, and today’s training of the next generation of Jewish educators. We will also see evidence of this approach in Jewish education emerging across the continent, from the early childhood classroom to the JCC to the synagogue school.
Updated: Mar. 28, 2018
The Shalom Hartman Institute’s 2018 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat (CLP), which draws more than 100 Jewish community leaders from North America to the Institute's Jerusalem campus every summer, is scheduled to be held June 20 - 27, 2018. The theme for 2018 will be: "Derech Eretz: Building Character and Building Society." Join us this summer for a timely exploration of character development and ethical leadership in the Jewish tradition.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2018
In the present study, the levels of spirituality and humanistic values of first-year university students, graduates of state secular, state religious and ultra-orthodox schools were compared. Results of the study indicate that graduates of the state religious school sector hold higher attitudinal levels on spirituality and humanistic values than graduates of both secular and ultra-orthodox school sectors. In addition, graduates of ultra-orthodox schools have higher attitudinal levels of spirituality than graduates of state secular school who in turn have higher attitudinal perceptions of humanistic values than their ultra-orthodox counterparts.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2018
This study examines Jewish values, explores how and in what settings these values are taught, surveys the current curricula used in a select group of religious schools, and determines whether the curricula reflect current theological ideas regarding Jewish values. Four Reform religious schools in the Los Angeles area were selected for this study, and current personnel were interviewed. The information gathered in this review and study is intended to provide the basis for a developmentally and socially appropriate curriculum guide for teaching Jewish values in a religious school setting.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2013
This article analyzes data on the values of adults affiliated with the Jewish community in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Romania. There was wide agreement among the populations’ value prioritization, but they are not monolithic. Overall, family-related values were more important than materialistic values.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013