By Emily Winograd Vulnerability. Honesty. Risk-Taking. If you’re like many of us, these words more likely describe your improv class than the last professional conference you attended. With a full agenda of speakers, breakouts, and networking, professional gatherings often hit the mark on delivering high-quality, dynamic content, but don’t always create the space to wrestle with challenging questions or to explore new directions for a … [Read more...] about The Art of Risk-Taking: 3 Things We Learned at this Year’s Collaboratory
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By Dr. Misha Galperin In the summer of 2015 an anonymous “federation professional” published an article in eJewishPhilanthropy commenting on the imminent demise of the federations in the light of competitive landscape and other factors. I had then asked a number of current and past lay and professional federation leaders to answer a series of questions about federations’ present and future. A number of them including Michael Siegal, Cindy … [Read more...] about Of Customers, Federations and Donors.
By Mindy Gold What was the last thing you noticed in your classroom or school that made you go, “Hmmm. I wonder…”? We regularly capitalize on these moments for our students, fanning the sparks of their curiosity into full flame, but it’s just as crucial for ourselves as professional Jewish educators. Action research is the process of being curious, of asking questions about teaching and learning as they are happening and responding in … [Read more...] about The Power of Action Research: Naming, Noticing, and Navigating for Change
By Rabbi Shmuel Feld In his eJP article, “Knowledge: The Key to Jewish Survival,” Rabbi Meni Even-Israel indicates that our longevity “is driven by our desire to debate, to dig deeper in our quest for knowledge.” He suggests that “…by challenging each other and supporting the development of tools that make the texts accessible to everyone, we will advance Jewish knowledge and ensure our survival.” Advancing Jewish knowledge is an essential … [Read more...] about Jewish Survival Needs More than Knowledge to Survive: A Response to Rabbi Even-Israel
For the past 25 years, the Covenant Foundation has been committed to identifying and championing the most promising educators and projects in the field of Jewish education. With the constant goal of seeking out sustainable ideas and rooting them firmly in the landscape of Jewish life and learning, the Foundation has seeded the field with new visions, experiences, and resources with far-reaching impact. Currently, we are interested in … [Read more...] about A Call for Stories About JFS Programs in your City: Tell Us What’s Good!