Baltimore, Maryland - Nov. 12, 2012 - Five promising Jewish educators are the 2012 recipients of The Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize for their exceptionalism as emerging professionals in Jewish educational settings across the country. Recipients, representing a range of educational venues, activities and approaches, are: Maya Bernstein, Strategic Design Officer at UpStart Bay Area in San Francisco; Rabbi Eliav Bock, Founding Director … [Read more...] about Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Young, Promising Jewish Educators
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by Rabbi Ami Hersh and Dana Levinson It’s the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. You’re a young Jewish adult in New York City, seeking opportunities to help elderly homebound Jews recover after the storm’s devastation. Imagine if you had an app for that, one that not only gives you some ideas and direction, but also allows you to share your experiences through photos and videos with other like-minded friends. Or what if you want to engage in … [Read more...] about Young Jewish Engagement: Get Them Involved with the Ramah365 App!
by David Wolkin An interesting experiment in professional development for Jewish educators will take place in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend. Within the context of Limmud Atlanta + Southeast’s annual LimmudFest at Ramah Darom, we’ll be bringing together a cohort of Jewish educators from across the institutional and denominational spectrum for the launch of the Limmud North America Community of Educators. Over the weekend, this group will spend … [Read more...] about Reflecting on the Launch of the Limmud North America Community of Educators
Atlanta - August 26, 2012 - For the first time, multiple Limmuds in the United States are collaborating to provide Jewish educators from across the Jewish spectrum with a blended learning opportunity combining immersive face-to-face learning with online education encounters. The Limmud North America Community of Educators is a partnership between Limmud NY, LimmudLA, Limmud Colorado and Limmud Atl+SE and will roll out over Labor Day weekend at … [Read more...] about Limmud North America Community of Educators Launching at LimmudFest Atl+SE
by Ana Fuchs As the Executive Director of Jewish Kids Groups - a new independent Hebrew school movement piloting in Atlanta - I read with interest Paul Steinberg’s article “The Redemption of Hebrew School.” His insights about the value of Jewish education are brutally honest: “In the hierarchy of devalued occupations, Hebrew school is a top contender. It is a lot of hard work with little evidence of success and even less thanks.” Steinberg … [Read more...] about A Response to The Redemption of Hebrew School