By Rabbi Joshua Fenton Every day at 1:45 pm the announcement is made in the Edah afterschool program, “Ha Misada Petucha” (the restaurant is open). The Misada is part full-service restaurant, part immersive language learning space, and it hums with activity each day as chi … [Read more...] about Ivrit Where It Counts
By Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz “Almost everyone I have spoken to at our temple, thinks it is a phenomenal idea. Most comments (from them) include, ‘Why did no one think of this before?’” Respondent, #OnwardHebrew 2018 survey #OnwardHebrew burst onto the Jewish educational scene i … [Read more...] about #OnwardHebrew Takes Off
By Paula Jacobs
While my baby-boomer peers were protesting the Vietnam War, I was attending Hebrew school. Decades later I may not be able to share personal stories of civil disobedience but what I acquired has become a legacy for future generations.
From early adolescence … [Read more...] about The Legacy of My Jewish Education:
Lessons for Today
By Paul Steinberg It’s March and most Hebrew School Principals are planning for next fall, and it’s a war out there. It’s not pretty. I mean, the Jewish people are really busy, and those of us on the frontlines of Jewish education - planning calendars and such - are constantly … [Read more...] about Why? The Continuing Struggle for the Soul of Hebrew School
By Rabbi Stacy Eskovitz Rigler I graduated from Hebrew Union College in the age of possibility. At the turn of the millennium anything was possible for Jewish life. Five years before the first recession, looking back, it seemed like the golden age of synagogues. I started at … [Read more...] about Hebrew Learning for the 21st Century