By Dr. Hal M. Lewis The story is told about Abraham Lincoln who was said to have challenged an interlocutor with the riddle, “If you call a tail a leg how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” he replied. “Wrong,” said Lincoln, “simply calling a tail a leg does not make it so!” I think about this “tale” every time I contemplate the explosion of offerings in our community purporting to be about Jewish leadership. Indeed, in this post-Passover … [Read more...] about What’s Jewish About Jewish Leadership?
By Anne Lanski The iCenter for Israel Education, in partnership with the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is proud to launch a new Graduate Certificate in Israel Education. In this first-of-its kind Certificate program, cohorts of professionals will engage in serious Israel studies and integrate their learning explicitly with best practices in experiential education. What is the impetus for … [Read more...] about The New Crossroads: The Nexus of Israel Studies and Israel Experiential Education
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has selected 26 high-caliber Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world for the fourth cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The Fellowship is an intensive, 18-month leadership development program that aims to enlarge the pool of top nonprofit talent capable of addressing evolving challenges and opportunities in the U.S., Israel and beyond. The new cohort of Schusterman … [Read more...] about Schusterman Announces Fourth Cohort of Fellowship Program
Are you a Jewish professional? A day school educator? You should not have to wait until retirement to jump back into substantive and immersive Jewish learning. Hadar, a Jewish education institute based in New York, is hosting two distinct week-long learning seminars this summer: One for Jewish professionals and a second specifically for day school educators. Registration is now open and scholarships are available. Now in it’s fourth … [Read more...] about Registration is OPEN for Two Hadar Immersive Programs
By Yafit Magidash There’s nothing like a field trip to shake things up. And this goes the same for teachers as it does for students. Getting out of your every-day space to see something new is one of the most important practices educators can adopt to feed their own need for learning and professional growth. So once a month the teaching staff at Studio 70, a Jewish Learning Lab in Berkeley CA visits another school, ECE center, or other … [Read more...] about Field Trips for Everyone