By Dr. Sandra Lilienthal In the past few weeks, thousands of people around the world, who were only marginally connected to Jewish learning, if at all, have attended online classes. They are homebound, in desperate search for connection, intellectual stimulation and safe … [Read more...] about COVID-19: An Educator’s Reflection – Where do We Go From Here?
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"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking" Albert Einstein By Rabbi Dr. Morey Schwartz Jewish organizations usually emerge in response to a need. Whether local or national, the needs surface and … [Read more...] about Forty Years Later: Considering the Next Steps for Melton’s Pioneering Signature Core Curriculum
By Alanna E. Cooper, PhD Preliminary results of the first-ever large-scale national study of Jewish grandparents (aged 55 - 80) have been released. The study was commissioned in 2018 by the Jewish Grandparents Network (JGN) and administered in partnership with 17 national … [Read more...] about Grandparents are People too
By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz Whenever I think about my career as a Jewish educational professional, I always turn back to a teaching that struck me as counterintuitively brilliant. It’s a quote from the Talmud, and one that is far too often ignored in the mainstream c … [Read more...] about It’s not only About the Children: The Challenge and Potential of Jewish Adult Educational Innovation
By Ali Drumm [One of a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning.] The most helpful piece of knowledge I gained when I began to oversee adult education in our congregation was the understanding of how difficult it is for adults to admit what they don’t know. We go a … [Read more...] about Don’t Know Much? That’s the First Thing You Need to Know