By Zev Eleff and Alex Jakubowski In December 2002, in a Forward article, the late Jonathan Woocher admonished the Jewish day school community. He declared that “great Jewish education doesn’t happen serendipitously.” Woocher demanded that schools “experiment,” “assess,” and the … [Read more...] about What Do Day Schools Do?
32 Jewish camps from across North America have been awarded over $1 million to address mental health at day and overnight camps. This is the first round of a groundbreaking $3.2 million Yedid Nefesh grant, an initiative of Foundation for Jewish Camp, made possible by the … [Read more...] about 32 Jewish Camps Selected as First-Ever “Yedid Nefesh” Grant Recipients
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking" Albert Einstein By Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz Jewish organizations usually emerge in response to a need. Whether local or national, the needs surface and … [Read more...] about Forty Years Later: Considering the Next Steps for Melton’s Pioneering Signature Core Curriculum
On January 17th, the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable - a network of 64 Jewish organizations pursuing social justice from a Jewish perspective - will host a webinar for U.S. Jewish leaders to explore how they can apply core principles of racial justice and equity to their … [Read more...] about Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Announces Webinar about Racial Justice
The new Board Chair of the Israel Institute explains why the mission of bringing accessible, high-level courses about Israel to university campuses is so crucial By Daniel B. Shapiro The American Jewish community facilitates many opportunities to expose our young people, … [Read more...] about The Importance of College Classes about Israel