by David Steiner When considering the state of complementary Jewish education, I am struck by the absence of conversation about the 800-pound gorilla sitting in front of us: the fact that our Jewish educators are largely untrained as teachers. There is a lot of lip service … [Read more...] about The 800-Pound Gorilla in the Supplementary School Discourse
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By David Farbman and Daniel Chiat
For decades, Jewish schools and congregational educational programs have grappled with how to include children who have atypical learning needs, including those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, social-emotional challenges (such as … [Read more...] about Envisioning Inclusive Jewish Schools:
New National Survey Indicates Growth Potential
By Lisa Langer When kids today talk about religious school, odds are, their experiences are quite different from the way you remember religious school - and we have the data to prove it! Last fall, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) invited educators, clergy, and lay … [Read more...] about 6 Things to Know About Religious School Education in the Reform Movement
By Rabbi Janice Elster Why would a congregation with a “successful” program, by most common measures “blow up” it’s Hebrew school and do something different? Because we live in a different time from when the Sunday school model was created and it is no longer enough. The old mo … [Read more...] about No More Business as Usual: The Need for Drastic Changes in Supplementary Jewish Education
By Barbara Sheklin Davis The news is heartbreaking: day schools in the United States and Canada are being closed due to low enrollment. It is time we wake up to the realities of Jewish life in North America, and change what we are doing. The fact is that a day school is the … [Read more...] about Are Day Schools Necessary?