By Valerie Mitrani and Julie Lambert Affordability and sustainability. These are the two words we hear most often when talking about challenges facing Jewish day schools. Foundations have invested millions of dollars in multiple initiatives and programs on cost analysis, student recruitment, fundraising and leadership development to address these challenges. In Miami, we have participated in many of these national programs, but there is one … [Read more...] about CAJE-Miami: A Decade of Lessons Learned
Jewish Education Today
By Mark S. Young [This is the first of a four-part series from the Leadership Commons of The William Davidson School of JTS, in partnership with OneTable, a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower people age 21-39ish who don’t have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice, to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. JTS and its alumni who work at OneTable are taking a “deep dive” into what it means to approach Jewish … [Read more...] about Learning to Flourish – An Examination of Thriving in Jewish Education through the Lens of the Shabbat Dinner
By Joel Lurie Grishaver and Ira J. Wise for The Covenant Foundation
We believe that many people - our leaders, members of the media and citizens from all walks of life - truly want what they believe is best for America and the world. Thanks to social media, a 24- hour news cycle and nearly global connectivity, we have the ability (and some have the tendency) to instantly transmit our thoughts far and wide before we have a chance to actually … [Read more...] about Civil Discourse:
A Lesson Plan
Announcing the Schedule and Speakers for the Global Day ON AIR 2018 - Webcast series exploring the theme: “Extraordinary Passages: Texts and Travels” Global Day ON AIR is a LIVE online video series available FREE to everyone, everywhere. Global Day ON AIR takes place on Sunday, November 11. October 29, 2018, Somewhere in Low Earth Orbit: They say it’s not the destination, but the journey that matters. Would Jewish texts agree? Judaism was … [Read more...] about Extraordinary Passages: Jewish learning will travel the world on November 11. Where will texts take you?
By Dr. Evie Rotstein and Nancy Parkes The goals of Jewish education typically vary depending on denomination and learning context and are often determined by a multiplicity of factors. The good news is that there is evidence of a growing consensus amongst Jewish educators that a key outcome of Jewish education is ultimately to create a Jewish learner, who is also a caring and empathic individual, grounded in Jewish values, and who lives their … [Read more...] about Social Emotional Learning Initiative