When word got out about the success of the “Israel at the Center Kallah,” the inaugural program of the iCenter, many wanted to know more about it. What made it so exciting? Who was there? And, why the emphasis on Israel? For Anne Lanski, President of the iCenter, the answer was simple: Israel ignites my heart and your heart and should be an integral part of everything we do in Jewish education. The iCenter serves as a national address for … [Read more...] about Israel Education At the Heart of Every Jew
Meet Matt Bar: Bible Raps Learn Torah, bit by bit, from alphabet, to sentences, to pages, with phrases from sages oh baby… Rapper and educator Matt Bar infects his students with Torah. He’ll take a lesson plan, spin it on its head, and bust out rap lyrics that get kids crazy about learning. These lyrics from his song “Rabbi Akiva and Raquel: Learn Torah” not only teaches the story of Akiva’s struggle to study, but also teaches students they … [Read more...] about Who Said Jewish Boys Can’t Rap?