By Dr. Bill Robinson and Dr. Jeffrey Kress At least since the publication of A Time to Act (1990), Jewish education has been operating in crisis mode. The findings of and reactions to the 2013 Pew study added fuel to this fire. We’d like to propose that we shift into opportunity mode. Innovative initiatives have been undertaken in secular education to promote thriving, or flourishing. These terms refer to the ability and opportunity to … [Read more...] about From Crisis to an Opportunity to Thrive: Announcing the Fellowship in Educating for Applied Jewish Wisdom
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If we are only concerned with connection, we will find ourselves asking irrelevant research questions, creating educational programs that speak to no one... By Alex Sinclair The philosophical questions we’ve been asking ourselves about Israel education, the research we’ve been doing into it, the pedagogical techniques we’ve been exploring: they’re no longer relevant, and it’s time that we take a deep breath, recognize that fact, and … [Read more...] about Toward an Israel Education of Direction, not Connection
JCC Association of North America, in partnership with the Leadership Commons, part of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary, announces the launch of the JCC Leadership Training Institute. The JCC Leadership Training Institute is for JCC professionals who seek to advance to senior leadership positions in the next two to five years. The Institute will teach key concepts and skills critical to … [Read more...] about JCC Association of North America and JTS’s Davidson School Develop Leadership Training Collaboration
The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary, in partnership with the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Education, will launch a second Chicago-based cohort of the Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute (JECELI) with renewed support from The Crown Family. This model program recently graduated a cohort of 17 Jewish early childhood educators. The program … [Read more...] about The Davidson School and the HUC-JIR School of Education Receive Grant to Renew Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Program in Chicago
Are you a day school teacher of Judaic studies, or a graduate student of Jewish education? Do you aspire to develop and refine skills necessary to teach in Hebrew? The Davidson Graduate School at JTS will run its popular four-week Hebrew immersion program, Ivriyon, July 3-27, 2017. Ivriyon provides day school teachers with a wonderful opportunity to strengthen their ability to teach Judaic topics in Hebrew. The program is a 4-week, … [Read more...] about Last Few Spots for Ivriyon 2017!