By Bill Robinson, PhD Claims: Jewish early childhood centers (and similar experiences) are the principal space through which families with young children will (re)discover as a community the profundity and joy of Jewish life. It is also the primary space in which these next generation families will craft the future contours of Jewish life in America. If we accept these claims, then the most vital question that lies before us is simply: How do … [Read more...] about A Simple Guide for a Complex Problem: Engaging Families with Young Children
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By Adam Shapiro [This is the third article in our “effective collaboration” series, written by alumni of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. The Davidson School recently launched the Leadership Commons, which is a project of The Davidson School dedicated to building educational leadership that works together to create a vibrant Jewish future.] When faced with difficult questions, … [Read more...] about Success Achieved: STEM Education in the Jewish Day School as a Result of Effective and Deep Collaboration
Four new Jewish learning agencies - Builders of Jewish Education (Los Angeles), Centre for Jewish Education of UJA Federation of Toronto, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Boston) and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago - have joined Shinui, the Network for Innovation in Part-Time Jewish Education. The expansion coincides with Shinui's new partnership with The William Davidson Graduate … [Read more...] about Shinui Expands with New Communities and New Partnership with Davidson School
By Zvi Weiss with Rabbi Laurie Hahn Tapper [Welcome to the first article in our "effective collaboration" series, written by alumni of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. We believe that the power of leadership grows when we work across denominations and boundaries toward a common purpose. With that in mind, we recently launched The Leadership Commons, which is a project of The Davidson … [Read more...] about When Working to Teach Hebrew Language Effectively Inspires Collaboration
By Hannah Gaventa I have always struggled with the balance between education and facilitation. When we educate about an idea or concept, what gives us the right to impose a message or agenda on our learners? Who determines whether what we have to say is interesting, useful or important? In my role as International Director of Jewish Education at Moishe House, I’ve noticed that a predominant trend with Moishe House residents and community … [Read more...] about The Jewish Educator: The Owner of Jewish Knowledge?