By Yossi Prager The AVI CHAI Foundation is delighted to release a new research report by Dr. Alex Pomson and Dr. Jack Wertheimer on the teaching of Hebrew language in Jewish day schools. As a foundation that has devoted significant energy and tens of millions of dollars toward Hebrew teaching and learning, we see a number of opportunities for future action emerging from the report. We hope that the reflections below will be helpful to others … [Read more...] about Hebrew for What?: Hebrew at the Heart of Jewish Day Schools
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By Rabbi Yaakov Lyons To me, Alison Barshak was like Confucius with a 12-inch kitchen knife and rubber chef’s clogs. The summer before my junior year of high school, I cut vegetables a few feet away from Alison, a famous chef and restaurateur, who, as an expert in her field, always offered profound answers to my questions about cooking, the foodservice industry, and life, as she chopped, mixed, and grilled. One day, I noticed that a new … [Read more...] about The More the Merrier: Boosting Jewish Engagement on Campus Via A Unified Community of Organizations
By Dr. Scott Aaron [This is the third in a weekly series of posts from a coalition of institutions across the continent devoted to nurturing the emerging transformation of congregational and part-time Jewish education. The series is curated by the Leadership Commons at the William Davidson Graduate School of Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary.] Most Jewish educators are familiar with the Talmudic tale found in Shabbat 31a, where a … [Read more...] about Can Today’s Congregational School Teach Tomorrow’s Happiness?
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has selected 30 outstanding Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world for the third cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The Fellowship is an executive-level leadership program that features individualized professional development experiences and empowers Fellows to address specific needs within their organizations. The new cohort of Fellows hails from Jewish and secular … [Read more...] about 3rd Cohort of Schusterman Fellowship Announced
When: May 12 - May 14 Where: Hilton Westchester Register Here A truly unique event, Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews by involving them in an array of interactive workshops, intellectually stimulating discussions, study of Jewish texts, festive Shabbat celebrations, controversial debates, film screenings, artistic performances, music, dancing and much more. Limmud FSU Legacy is the … [Read more...] about Registration Open: Limmud FSU New York