Category - Education in Action

Innovate, Develop and Learn: How the OU...

Young women taking part in program sponsored by the Orthodox Union that seeks to pair a a female member of a synagogue’s staff with a teen to learn. Photo courtesy Orthodox Union. By Elizabeth Kratz (JNS) A multigenerational women’s...

Emanuel’s new Principal of Principles

Andrew and Cath Watt (right) with Adam Blackman, president of the school board and his wife Andy Bromberger By Sophie Deutsch THE inclusive community, emphasis on academia and innovation, Jewish values, and not least, the pickles on offer at...

Inside Jewish Day Schools

By Tikvah Weiner On April 30-May 1, 2018, the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University hosted a conference entitled Inside Jewish Day Schools, where educators in the field and researchers studying it got a chance to...

The Value Proposition of Reform Day School

Photo credit: Hayidion By Miriam Heller Stern Why should Reform Jews choose day school? And why does the Reform movement need day schools? To some, the answers to these questions may be obvious; and for others, provocative. Reform day schools...

Shefa School’s Pioneers Head into High...

By Marc Goldsmith I didn’t know these pioneers in the fall of 2014 when they began blazing a trail, leaving their familiar surroundings to venture into the unknown. They were lured from their communities by a promise akin to a steamship...

Journeys into Game Based Learning

By Tatyana Dvorkin Twenty educators from day schools and congregational schools in the tri-state area gathered here at The Jewish Education Project offices to play and learn together at DigitalJLearning’s February workshop Playing to Learn:...

Jewish Women Change the Landscape of...

Mentee and Mentor, Maryn Gordon and Sheryl Quen, at Celebration 2018 By Adina Kay-Gross When 1998 Covenant Award recipient Rabbi Elana Kanter established the Women’s Jewish Learning Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2010, she often heard the same...