By Dr Gil Graff In his superbly researched and elegantly written book, The Benderly Boys & American Jewish Education, Jonathan Krasner describes the vision and work of Samson Benderly and his "boys" in developing a progressive supplementary school model, beginning 1910. … [Read more...] about Re-imagining Jewish Education in the United States: Lessons from a 20th Century Visionary
By Anna Marx From Jeffrey Schein, "Text Me: Judaism and Technology": “The experience of our family educators here in Cleveland is that parents are eager to explore the potential mindlessness of being shaped by technologies given the opportunity to do so in an environment w … [Read more...] about If you have a New Model for Jewish Learning, then Share, Share, Share!
By Beverly Socher-Lerner In “Can We Disrupt Religious School?” Cousens is distressed over supplementary Jewish education’s inability to “get that much done.” At the same time, she acknowledges the need to disrupt but stops short of saying how to do that. Here are a few place … [Read more...] about Can We Disrupt Religious School? – A Response
By Beth Cousens Part I: Religious school accomplishes "everything" - and also very little Philip Roth's Operation Shylock tracks a main character (named Philip Roth) through a long search for self in Israel. At one point, the character is kidnapped and kept in a dingy … [Read more...] about Can We Disrupt Religious School?
By Nancy Parkes As a Director of Congregational Learning, I know the negative comments about synagogue schools all too well. Sometimes they are blatant comments made by adults who have limited or no knowledge of the changes that are happening in synagogue schools. Sometimes … [Read more...] about Changing the Negative Narrative of Synagogue Education