By David J. Steiner The Judaism that we inherited started in a coffin. Had Rabban Yochanan ben Zakai not been smuggled out of Jerusalem pretending to be dead, to sue for peace and ask for Yavne to create a new academy for our scholars, we would most likely not have the … [Read more...] about Dropping the God Standard: Another 800 Pound Gorilla in the discourse about Judaism and Jewish Education
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By Mark S. Young and Dr. Jeff Kress There is a unique intersection between experiential Jewish education (EJE) and developing the human resources of our Jewish educational workforce. For the last five years, this intersection has been at the heart of our work. In our … [Read more...] about Some Needed R & R: The Power of Relationships and Reflection in Cultivating Experiential Jewish Educators
In 2008, five Jewish high schools in Los Angeles partnered with BJE: Builders of Jewish Education, the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, the Simha & Sara Lainer Day School Endowment Fund, and the Jim Joseph Foundation to launch the LA High School Affordability … [Read more...] about Major Benchmark Reached for LA High School Affordability Initiative
By Anna Marx From Jeffrey Schein, "Text Me: Judaism and Technology": “The experience of our family educators here in Cleveland is that parents are eager to explore the potential mindlessness of being shaped by technologies given the opportunity to do so in an environment w … [Read more...] about If you have a New Model for Jewish Learning, then Share, Share, Share!
PEJE, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education, has announced that its endowment-building program, Generations, has enabled selected schools to raise a record $57 million in endowment funds for Jewish day schools across North America. Funded in part by The AVI CHAI … [Read more...] about Jewish Day Schools Raise More Than $57m in Endowment Funds