The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, Hillel International and The Davidson School of The Jewish Theological Seminary will launch a joint MA program in Experiential Jewish Education. Set to begin this fall, the three-year program, designed specifically for Hillel professionals, will begin with two years at Pardes in the Pardes Experiential Educators Program, in conjunction with online graduate study, and a third year back on campus. Students … [Read more...] about Pardes, Hillel and JTS Launch Joint Masters Program in Education
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By Mark S. Young “Come together, right now, over me.” The Beatles, “Come Together,” Abbey Road, 1969 The Beatles were at their most acrimonious point in the summer of 1969. John was finding a new path with Yoko Ono; Paul sought more control of the group, while the others resisted; George was fed up with only two tracks per record; and Ringo was sick of all the fighting. But despite the anger and frustration, the Beatles came together to … [Read more...] about Come Together for the Jewish Future: the Leadership Commons
The Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute - Southeast (JELI-Southeast) is a new leadership program designed specifically for emerging professional leadership who serve Jewish communal organizations in smaller Southeast communities. A program of the Leadership Commons of the William Davidson School of JTS, JELI-Southeast will focus on content in the areas of leadership practice, personal growth, Jewish learning, and community building, … [Read more...] about Announcing the Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute for the Southeast (JELI-Southeast)
By Dr. Bill Robinson There is a new paradigm shift emerging in the field of Jewish education. It is one predicted in 2013 by my teacher and colleague, Dr. Jonathan Woocher (z”l), who wrote: 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, but significantly, different … [Read more...] about Jewish Education to Help Us Thrive
By Dr. Bill Robinson "How can we help Jews draw on and use their Jewishness to live more meaningful, fulfilling, responsible lives?" Jonathan Woocher (z”l) in Rabbi Sid Schwarz’s Jewish Megatrends I believe that we stand at the cusp of a new era of revitalized Jewish living and learning. We see this in the emerging forms of intentional spiritual community. We hear this in the voices of children as they make sense of Jewish texts and rituals … [Read more...] about Thriving, Flourishing, Covenantal Community, Intentional Spiritual Communities, and Positive Judaism: How To Lead In An Emergent Movement?