By Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu, Sara Shapiro-Plevan and Allison Fine One women was told that she did not have enough experience for the job, when in fact she had fifteen years more experience than the man who was ultimately hired. Another woman was told that the search committee did not think she could handle the high-level job since she was single mother of two kids. A third went through an extensive interview process, and found out she was denied … [Read more...] about Who do You Choose to Hire for Leadership Positions?
Jewish Theological Seminary/JTS
By Dr. Bill Robinson
How do we help our learners to thrive in the world by having “Jewish tradition and wisdom … in their life?”
Ana Pava, Chair of the JFNA Office of Education and Engagement from a recent eJewishPhilanthropy post.
In today’s article, I will share the 1st of 9 simple ideas, which taken together can transform Jewish education, in ways that inspire and guide learners to “draw on and use their Jewishness to live more … [Read more...] about Wax On, Wax Off:
A New Paradigm for Jewish Education – Idea #1
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
When institutions make new leadership choices, what criteria drive their selections? A set of significant structural and policy issues confront educational institutions today. This is especially the case for our Jewish seminaries. The decline of support for organized religion, the changing roles of clergy, and the presence of new competitors represent three of these primary institutional challenges. Seminaries such … [Read more...] about Leading from the Outside In:
Examining a Different Institutional Leadership Model For JTS-HUC-AJU
By Dr. Bill Robinson On January 13th and 14th, we are gathering together doers, thinkers, and visionaries from across the field of Jewish education to answer a question, our teacher Jonathan Woocher (z”l), posed in 2013. Twentieth-century Jewish education was designed to answer the question, “How can we ensure that individuals remain ‘good’ Jews, even as they become good (and successful) Americans” Jewish education must respond to a subtly, … [Read more...] about Striving for Shlemut: An Emerging Approach to Jewish Education
By Dani Kohanzadeh [This is the final of a four-part series from the Leadership Commons of The William Davidson School of JTS, in partnership with OneTable, a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower people age 21-39ish who don’t have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice, to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. JTS and its alumni who work at OneTable are taking a “deep dive” into what it means to approach Jewish … [Read more...] about Bringing It Home: Thriving Jewish Education as a Social and Familial Experience