[This essay is from The Peoplehood Papers, volume 23 - “The Israeli Diaspora - a Peoplehood Perspective” - published by the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education.] By David Mallach The Israeli-American diaspora took a long time in coalescing. The dual rejection that it experienced did not lead to community collective but rather to fragmentation and a low profile. On the one hand, for many decades they were seen as ‘Yordim’ in the eyes of … [Read more...] about Israeli Americans Today
By RachelAbrahams It’s now been about eight years since AVI CHAI became interested in the field of personalized learning and the potential that this new model of education has to impact student growth and classroom experience. We concentrated our efforts on supporting a shift to blended learning, the strategic combination of teacher-led instruction and technology, as a way of creating more student-centered classrooms, where teachers are … [Read more...] about BetterLesson: A Critical Strategic Shift to Focus on the Teachers
By Ro Oranim For those who grew up within Jewish tradition or for those familiar with Jewish music, there are several songs that seem to have been around forever. Included on that list is one song that is often taught to children ahead of the holiday of Hanukkah to get them into the spirit of the season. The song “I Have a Little Dreidel” describes the creation of the four-sided spinning top that is used to play the traditional game of … [Read more...] about The Story of the Hanukkah Classic “I Have a Little Dreidel”
By Stacie Cherner and Manny Menchel CASJE - The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education - recently launched a new project supported by the William Davidson Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation for comprehensive research on the pipeline and “career arc”of educators working in Jewish education. This is a welcome development for all who care about supporting Jewish educators and advancing the field in which they work. From a … [Read more...] about Come Together to Support Jewish Educators
By Rabbi Aharon Assaraf I am going to attempt to answer a lingering question I have had for many years in Jewish Education: Why are our students uninspired? I can now safely say the answer is simple, “buy in.” Recently, Hebrew Academy (RASG) in Miami Beach embarked on a unique adventure. We sent our entire High School to New York for a Shabbaton weekend at Camp Seneca Lake. When the Shabbaton was first announced, students gave … [Read more...] about A Lingering Question: Why are Students Uninspired?