Category - Education in Action

Songleading at Sports Camp

By Jacob There’s nothing quite like having the title of Song Leader at a sports camp. Despite having a history as an athlete, I knew that my first summer at 6 Points would be a little bit of a culture shock. I love sports, but music is my...

Little Pantries

By Rebecca Lerman It was never a shock to anyone when they found me hanging out at Penn State Hillel in between classes or during lunch. As a student these past four years, I went there regularly to chat with my friends and the Hillel...

Empowering – and engaging –...

By Mark Horowitz and Dasee Berkowitz There are few Jewish organizations today that don’t fret about changing demographics and lack of engagement among younger Jews. Data is gloomy as organizations leak members and struggle to find new ones...

The Siddur as an Educational Resource for...

By Daniel Rose In the first of this four-part series on tefilla education, we identified three possible goals of a program of tefilla education: tefilla literacy, tefilla inspiration (meaning-making and connection building), and tefilla...

Agent(s) in our Jewish Educational...

In her column below from last week’s JFNA email, Beth Cousens talks about the life and legacy of Jonathan Woocher. As the sad news of his death spread through the social media world, people shared anecdotes of their encounters and...

Jewish Day School Leaders Go to Harvard

By Deborah Fishman This summer, AVI CHAI is once again sponsoring Jewish day school leaders to participate in the Art of Leadership (AOL) and Leadership: An Evolving Vision (LEV) programs of the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate...