By Rob Weinberg I love building furniture. When I open my toolbox, I know I’ll find just the right tool for the challenge before me, the implement that will make an otherwise difficult task just flow. And I find joy as I apply the wisdom that’s channeled through the tools and methods I’ve inherited and a beautiful piece of furniture grows before my eyes. In my day job, I help synagogue leaders to re-imagine their congregations’ approaches to … [Read more...] about Ready to Experiment with Your Congregation’s Educational Program? Open The Toolbox!
Jewish Education Today
Three outstanding Jewish educators who are leaders of innovation and impact - and who by their very successes are pushing the field to take notice of the power of inclusive, creative education - are the 2016 recipients of The Covenant Award. Daniel Henkin, Director of Music at The Ramaz Upper School in New York and at Camp Ramah Nyack (NY); Rabbi Benay Lappe, Founder and Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, Chicago; and … [Read more...] about Three Jewish Educators Receive the 2016 Covenant Award
Outside it was a warm, sunny day. Inside there was a buzz in the air as 50 principals gathered last week at Apple's NYC HQ to discover what’s in store for the future of Jewish education during a joint all-day leadership training event held with Jewish Interactive, Centre for Innovation in Jewish Education (CIJE) and Apple. Following the success of 2 similar days at Apple's London HQ (UK), this was the first of a nationwide campaign to inspire … [Read more...] about Jewish Interactive and TinyTap announce Technology Partnership to Enable Next Generation Jewish Learning
By Dawne Bear Novicoff In San Francisco, the school year is about to end. Teachers and children (mine included!) are counting down the final days to summer. In the Jewish calendar, we are counting, too, but upwards rather than down as we mark the days of the Omer. The end of the school year is a special time - one of marking accomplishments and celebration of learning. It is also a time to celebrate educators. We bring them gifts, make … [Read more...] about Counting All Educators, and Learning as We Count
New York, May 19, 2017 - The new Jewish day school organization (NewOrg) has selected Paul Bernstein as the organization’s founding Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bernstein will drive NewOrg’s mission of unifying and strengthening the Jewish day school field following the combination of five organizations currently serving the field nationally. Mr. Bernstein brings a wealth of experience both in philanthropy and the commercial sector, having led … [Read more...] about Paul Bernstein named Founding CEO of New Jewish Day School Org