By Dr. Bill Robinson On January 13th and 14th, we are gathering together doers, thinkers, and visionaries from across the field of Jewish education to answer a question, our teacher Jonathan Woocher (z”l), posed in 2013. 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, … [Read more...] about Striving for Shlemut: An Emerging Approach to Jewish Education
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By Stacie Cherner and Manny Menchel CASJE - The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education - recently launched a new project supported by the William Davidson Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation for comprehensive research on the pipeline and “career arc”of educators working in Jewish education. This is a welcome development for all who care about supporting Jewish educators and advancing the field in which they work. From a … [Read more...] about Come Together to Support Jewish Educators
CASJE (The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) has launched a project supported by the William Davidson Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation for comprehensive research on the pipeline and “career arc” of educators working in Jewish education. The two-year project is supported by generous grants totaling $1.5 million from both foundations, and will yield findings to be shared broadly with the field of Jewish education and … [Read more...] about New CASJE Project to Study the Career Development of Educators in Jewish Institutions of Teaching and Learning
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?
By Kari Alterman and Josh Miller In just a few days, Jewish philanthropists, foundation professionals and communal leaders will join together in Atlanta at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) 2017 conference. We will learn, question, and explore a range of topics of import to our collective work. For our foundations - the Jim Joseph Foundation and William Davidson Foundation - JFN 2017 will provide a special opportunity to share and discuss … [Read more...] about Introducing Smart Money: Recommendations for an Educational Technology and Digital Engagement Investment Strategy