By Sarah Bunin Benor and Steven M. Cohen You have spent months (or years) researching and writing a thesis, academic article, or report, and it is finally completed. Mazel tov! Now, how should you get the word out? Based on our experience publishing short articles about Jewish social research, we have a few suggestions. First, you should submit the full research document to the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at Stanford University or post it … [Read more...] about From Academic Scholarship to Popular Op-ed
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By Stephen G. Donshik eJewish Philanthropy Originally published Feb. 2013 I have been approached to clarify who has the responsibility for governance and accountability in the nonprofit organization. What are the functions of a board of directors, a board of governors, or a board of trustees? What is the difference between the bodies, given that the terms are often used interchangeably? What role does an advisory board or professional … [Read more...] about Governance and Accountability: Who Is Responsible?
To the editor: While we share Mr. Neil’s enthusiasm for teaching Modern Hebrew in public schools (“Hebrew Charter Schools could Cut the Cost of Jewish Day School Education”), we must point out that all of our network's schools are public schools and do not - and cannot - engage in religious instruction. Our schools are secular institutions whose full-day programs include a focus on the study of Israel and of Modern Hebrew. While some … [Read more...] about Letter to Editor: Hebrew Public Responds
By Dr. Michael Shire and Dr. Keren McGinity Intermarriage has been prevalent throughout my professional life as a Jewish educator. From the 1980s when I entered the field, there have been countless studies, debates, halachic dicta, rabbinic pronouncements all aimed at warning against the dangers of the phenomenon of intermarriage. Time and again, the Jewish community has lurched from overt hostility to grudging acceptance without approval for … [Read more...] about Why would a Graduate School of Jewish Education teach about Intermarriage?
If our ultimate goal is to foster the inner lives of our students, then we must foster the inner lives of our educators. By Aryeh Ben David I applaud the incredibly generous gifts supporting Jewish education today. Tens of million of dollars have been directed to many institutions to enhance Jewish literacy and the educational skills of dedicated professionals. It is a landmark time for Jewish education in North America. My concern, … [Read more...] about Jewish Literacy – Unfortunately, it’s Not Enough