By Anna Hartman “The voice of children learning (tinokot shel beit rabban) preserves the world; through these children, the world is saved.” Zohar, introduction, with parallel messages in Talmud Shabbat 119b The rabbis of the Talmud understood something about the magic of chi … [Read more...] about Betting on Jewish Early Childhood Education, Redeeming Our World
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By Stephen G. Donshik Dr. Jonathan Mirvis has just released a very exciting book, It’s Our Challenge: A Social Entrepreneurship Approach to Jewish Education. Its most surprising aspect is that it has implications not just for Jewish education providers but also for all Jewish o … [Read more...] about “It’s Our Challenge” Is Not Just for Jewish Education: A Review
By Jane Taubenfeld Cohen “Help me write my letter of resignation.” “I don’t think I can do this anymore.” “Can you talk? I am dying” Last week, I received these three text messages from three different, very talented leaders. All within the span of 20 minutes. And so I ask: … [Read more...] about 20 Minutes
By Rob Weinberg I love building furniture. When I open my toolbox, I know I’ll find just the right tool for the challenge before me, the implement that will make an otherwise difficult task just flow. And I find joy as I apply the wisdom that’s channeled through the tools and m … [Read more...] about Ready to Experiment with Your Congregation’s Educational Program? Open The Toolbox!
Three outstanding Jewish educators who are leaders of innovation and impact - and who by their very successes are pushing the field to take notice of the power of inclusive, creative education - are the 2016 recipients of The Covenant Award. Daniel Henkin, Director of Music at … [Read more...] about Three Jewish Educators Receive the 2016 Covenant Award