The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with The AVI CHAI Foundation, has launched "Countdown to 70," a new, free, educational project for grades 1-12 to celebrate Israel's upcoming 70th anniversary. Seventy challenges about Israel, … [Read more...] about The Lookstein Center launches “Countdown to 70”
Archives for February 2018
By Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger [This is the first article in a series about the role of storytelling in Jewish Education, written by grantees of The Covenant Foundation.] Division is in the air. Many of us struggle with the challenge of civility across ideological lines. Our … [Read more...] about The Power of Aggada in Classrooms, Communities, and Life
By Andrés Spokoiny Maybe what Haman wanted wasn’t so bad after all. He yearned for a homogeneous society, one in which people think the same thoughts, obey the same ruler, respect the same law, and march together towards glory and prosperity. If a small group stands in the way of … [Read more...] about Did Haman Have a Point?
First of a Two-Part Series (you can read part 2 here) By Avrum Lapin What is Mission Creep? Among nonprofits, and in the for profit sector, mission creep is an often irresistible force that expands or changes an organization’s primary focus to something that is different t … [Read more...] about Mission Creep: Understand it; Know it; Resist it
By Jeannie Spiegel I’m young, I’m 18. I don’t have thousands of dollars or even a consistent salary. I have limited time and previous commitments. I do have a desire for change. I believe our world is a beautiful place and we all have the chance to shape the world to be the pla … [Read more...] about A Gift for a Year