By Benjamin Berger, Paul Bernstein, David Bryfman, Jeremy Fingerman, Anna Hartman, Miriam Heller Stern, Susan Wachsstock Introduction by David BryfmanCEO, The Jewish Education Project Almost ten months into this pandemic, here in America we live a dual existence. … [Read more...] about COVID-Keepers: Jewish Education Leaders on the Possibilities Emerging from the Pandemic
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By Teri McGuire and Jill Goldstein Smith When we think back on 2020, a few words come to mind - many we won’t share here. But one word that epitomizes the past seven months for many of us is “pivot.” As part of the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) team, we identify proudly as “ … [Read more...] about From Pivot to Pirouette
By Diana Bloom and Rabbi Avi Orlow Doing what you said you would do, as you said you would do it, when you said you would do it. Period. That is accountability. Many of us expect it in others, but are more understanding when we ourselves fall short. We judge others by their … [Read more...] about Planning for Success: Project Management and Simchat Torah
Dear Rabbi Joel, A few months ago,when many in-person camp experiences were officially canceled, including all Ramah camps, you put into words what I struggled to express: "The Things We Will Lose." You quantified “the unquantifiable emotional losses of a cancelled summer,” man … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to My Camp Director: “The Things We Have Gained”
Here is what early research on Jewish teens and young adults tells us. By Nila Rosen As a researcher, I always seem to have a question falling out of every pocket. How many perplexing and unanswered questions do we have about this pandemic? Too many: How exactly have we … [Read more...] about How are Teens and Young Adults Coping Through this Pandemic?