By Rabbi Elchanan Poupko There is no Jewish institution or organization as vital to Jewish life and Jewish Day Schools. Millions of Jews migrated to the United States and Canada in the 1800s and the early 1900s, most of whom assimilated and disappeared. It wasn’t the large s … [Read more...] about 10 Things Day Schools Must Do to Remain Competitive
By Tal Grinfas-David
teachers in Los Angeles incorporate Israel in thoughtful ways
throughout their curriculum. A Denver teacher’s entire classroom
approach changes after she experiences a lesson on water resources in
Israel. A formerly floundering community program i … [Read more...] about Israel Education:
Is Your School Ready?
By Mimi Schneirov A school teacher holds up a teddy bear made by her grandfather for her mother that represents a story about military service, memory, and Jewish identity. She is one of twenty-nine educators that gathered at the National Museum of American Jewish History … [Read more...] about Teaching American Jewish History as Talmud
By Rabbi Elchanan Poupko Having studied Jewish education, I was often perturbed by the attempts to professionalize and academize the filed. Rubrics, curricula, assessments, and so on were vigorously studied with the hope of full implementation. In a field like Jewish studies, … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Day School Curriculum?
By Rabbi Hillel Adler Whether you work for a Jewish communal organization or provide funding for one, everyone is looking to make their project efficient and, of course, successful. Most agree that utilizing collaborative opportunities is a great way to achieve efficiency. But … [Read more...] about Efficiency, Collaboration and Altruism. Can All Three Concepts Work in Tandem?