Category - Education in Action

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...

Growing Beyond Yourselfie!

By JCC Chicago Photos are influential in tween and teen culture. Our campers are growing up in a world where everything is captured as a photo from trying on clothes in a store to what’s on your plate at dinner. Over the past three weeks, 50...

Camp Harlam: Working To Be Our Best Selves

By Lisa David and Stacy Rigler In a recent eJP article, Dr. Lesley Litman remarked that “success could depend on a clear and ever-present recognition that the work of innovation,once embarked upon, does not end.” This concept resonates...

What Some Camps Are Doing This Summer

By  Marissa Stern As the rising temperatures indicate, summer is officially upon us. And for many kids, in between celebrating school being over, the summer means a chance to get away from it all and head to camp for some bug juice and arts...

Just One of the Guys: A Jewish Camp Story

By Sheryl Hirsch Like many parents considering an overnight camp for their child, my husband and I took a tour of Camp Tevya in Brookline, NH. It was a warm day, and we had our son, Garrett, in tow. Unlike the rest of the families touring, we...