By Paul Bernstein, David Bryfman, Jeremy Fingerman, Erica Frankel, Anna Hartman, Miriam Heller Stern, and Susan Wachsstock We’re now in the new Jewish year and the new academic year - moments when we often feel a natural “newness” and “excited anticipation.” Many people, howeve … [Read more...] about What’s Going on in Jewish Education? Answers from Leaders in the Field
By Dr. Laurie Fisher When it came time for me to choose a dissertation topic, I knew I wanted to focus on supplementary Jewish education, having spent over eighteen years in the field. A friend suggested Jewish afterschool programs, and quickly I began looking into the Nitzan … [Read more...] about “So exciting, so rich and right”: Jewish Afterschool is Here to Stay – Funders Please Take Note
By Melissa Cohavi, LMSW, MARE, RJE As a Jewish educator, and a student of Jewish education for almost a quarter-century, I know well the history of Jewish education in the United States and the many critics of supplemental Jewish education as not being enough to sustain the … [Read more...] about Is the Pandemic the End of Jewish Education as We Know It?
By Ben Berger, Paul Bernstein, David Bryfman, Jeremy Fingerman, Anna Hartman, Miriam Heller Stern, Avi Orlow, Susan Wachsstock We are getting a lot of questions about how our fields within Jewish education are doing at this unique moment. As the pandemic has continued - and … [Read more...] about What’s Going on in Jewish Education? Answers from Leaders in the Field
By Nicki Greninger, Netta Avineri, and Sarah Bunin Benor
Although the official name of a part-time Jewish education program might be “Religious School,” “Limud,” or the like, some persist in calling it “Hebrew school.” This leads to an expectation that students will graduate wi … [Read more...] about Let’s stop calling it ‘Hebrew School’:
New Study Debunks Myths about Part-time Jewish Education