Dear Friends, As we put an end to one of the strangest school years on record, we at the Mayberg Center want to acknowledge the remarkable energy and commitment of teachers - from pre-K through rabbinic school and beyond - who had to become instant online educators for many … [Read more...] about Thank You, Teachers
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Response to “What the “New Normal” Might Look Like in the Jewish Community” By Laura Mandel A recent eJewish Philanthropy article, What the “New Normal” Might Look Like in the Jewish Community, gave a matter-of-fact snapshot of what we might expect in the new COVID/post- … [Read more...] about Why Do the Arts Matter?
By Suzy Israel Today in our school, a calm and sullen quiet that doesn't usually characterize our hallways made its way into our spaces. As the principal of an elementary school, I had to ask our teachers to make space for socially distant learning by packing up their books, … [Read more...] about The Magic Carpet of Community: Appreciating our Teachers
By Leeza Negelev and Amalia Mark “It looks just like a living room!” “Oh! The water is warm.” “Is this room for people with disabilities?” Usually, Mayyim Hayyim’s Paula Brody & Family Education Center echoes with voices asking questions and expressing curiosity as … [Read more...] about Experiential Education is a Pedagogy, Not a Place
By Fern Chertok and Rachel Minkin A recent JTA story noted the substantial loss to the Israeli economy as a direct result of the cancellation of heritage trips, including Birthright Israel. The losses, however, go well beyond these financial repercussions and for some Jewish … [Read more...] about For Young Adults with Disabilities the Loss of Specialized Birthright Trips is Particularly Poignant