Former Kevah educators and leaders, Dr. Julie Lieber and Rabbi David Kasher have joined Aviva Lauer Golbert of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators to launch the Pardes-Kevah Teaching Fellowship, with a new cohort slated for June 2019 in Berkeley, California. The fellowship will guide participants through the process of learning how to teach adults, building skills in text selection; creating a narrative arc; preparing opening and closing … [Read more...] about The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies piloting new Kevah Teaching Fellowship
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Hebrew College has announced a new dual degree program with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem that will train outstanding future rabbis and educators who are passionate about day school education and leadership. Set to launch in fall 2019, the six-year program will include a two-year teacher training program in Jerusalem, where students will study in the Pardes Day School Educators Program, followed by four years in Greater … [Read more...] about Hebrew College Announces Partnership with Pardes Institute in Israel
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies has launched “Mahloket Matters: How to Disagree Constructively - The Beit Midrash Way,” an innovative five-part educational workshop series on constructive disagreement. "Mahloket Matters" shows how the study of contradictory interpretations of Biblical narratives about conflict can empower people today to engage more constructively in polarized ideological and political debates. The program is a … [Read more...] about The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies launches Educational Series on Constructive Disagreement
By Aaron Dorfman and Rabbi Ayalon Eliach Two out of every three Americans believe democracy is getting weaker. The other third has apparently not watched the news for the past 10 years. The weakening of democracy should concern all of us irrespective of our political leanings because democracy transcends partisanship. It is the container that allows us to even have debates about how best to govern ourselves, the context that enables us to … [Read more...] about Can Jewish Wisdom Help Save Democracy?
By Eliana Leader and Rabba Yaffa Epstein Two are better off than one, in that they derive greater benefit from their efforts. For if they should fall, the one will raise up the other, as opposed to if one falls when there is no one to raise him. Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 Ecclesiastes famously teaches us that “Tovim Ha’Shnayim Min Ha’Ehad,” two heads are better than one. In classic Jewish learning circles this is known as Havruta - a methodology … [Read more...] about Two Heads Are Better Than One