by David Bryfman Historically speaking there are many characteristics of a revolution. Archetypal revolutions involve transformation brought about by a major groundswell of people. Most revolutions have a central leader (or leaders), and almost all have a clear and articulated … [Read more...] about The Revolution Before our Eyes
Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times
by Adam Gaynor Most American Jews choose to live, work, and socialize in modern, diverse communities; consequently, most Jewish teens attend schools, camps, and extracurricular activities that are ethnically and religiously diverse (even when their parents can afford the … [Read more...] about Bridging the Gap from Bar Mitzvah to Birthright
by Andrew Silow-Carroll Is it day school or nothing? Earlier this year, at a day school conference in New Jersey, one of its organizers suggested as much. “There is no alternative to day school,” he said. “There’s day school and there’s not day school. Day school is the … [Read more...] about Day Schools or Nothing?
by Renee Rubin Ross, PhD It is a cliché in education, and in Jewish education as well, that we’d like to get parents more involved. We’d like to see more parents volunteering for our schools, more parents fundraising for our schools, more parents standing behind, and with, … [Read more...] about Parent Involvement or Parent Investment?
by Pat Bidol Padva Among all forms of Jewish education, early childhood education may provide the best opportunity for strengthening the viability of North American Jewry. Families of young Jewish children are in transition, looking for connection and open to new life paths. … [Read more...] about Jewish Education Begins With Early Childhood