It is with sadness we share news of the untimely passing of Jonathan (Jon) Woocher, PhD, z”l. Jon, 70, was a long-time educator; a friend and colleague to many of us, and an early advisor to eJP. Jon worked for 27 years at JESNA as President and then as Chief Ideas Officer, w … [Read more...] about Jonathan (Jon) Woocher, PhD, z”l
Jewish Education Today
By Rabbi Joshua Fenton According to a 2013 JData article, there are approximately 1848 congregational schools in America, in addition to the other supplemental programs being run independently by JCCs and other community organizations. That’s over 200,000 students each year a … [Read more...] about Shifting the Supplemental Jewish Learning Paradigm
By Barbara Sheklin Davis The news is heartbreaking: day schools in the United States and Canada are being closed due to low enrollment. It is time we wake up to the realities of Jewish life in North America, and change what we are doing. The fact is that a day school is the … [Read more...] about Are Day Schools Necessary?
Are basic literacy, Jewish culture and Judaic values still adequate to enable Jews to change the world? [This article is part 5 of the series Continuing Conversations on Leveraging Educational Technology to Advance Jewish Learning. The series is a project of Jewish Funders … [Read more...] about Scale-Up Nation
By Jonathan Mirvis In North America, we are experiencing a welcome sense of urgency to expand the Jewish education market among the non-Orthodox sectors. Jewish day schools, overnight Jewish camps and more recently the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative … [Read more...] about “Pay for Success”Social Impact Bonds: Their Potential for the Growth of Jewish Education