Category - Education in Action

Building Capacity for Change in...

Photo credit: URJ By Julie Lambert, RJE [This is the tenth in a weekly series of posts from a coalition of institutions across the continent devoted to nurturing the emerging transformation of congregational and part-time Jewish education. The...

Na’aseh v’nishma and the Maker Movement

By Steve Freedman “Na’aseh v’nishma– We will do and we will understand.”  That is what the Israelites proclaimed as they were about to receive the Torah from God. We will be commemorating that moment in the creation of the Jewish...

UM Hillel: Connecting to Jewish Cuba

Down a bumpy dirt road, next to abandoned railroad tracks with overgrown grass and a handful of curious locals, the Cementerio Union Hebrea Chevet-Ahim, one of only five Jewish cemeteries in Cuba, awaits a rare visit. More than a dozen...

What Makes Prayer at Camp So Special?

Photo courtesy URJ Camp Eisner By Wendy Grinberg Open your heart. Open to Me. Let My Presence rest on you. The question of what makes prayer at camp so special has peppered both camp and synagogue innovation literature over the past few...

Developing and Transmitting Religious...

By Moshe Krakowski Abstract: This paper argues that American modern Orthodoxy is facing a crisis caused at least in part by problems of student identity formation. A range of ethnographic research conducted over the last decade suggests that...

It’s Time to Invest in Part-Time Jewish...

3rd graders from Temple Sholom in Broomall, Pa; photo courtesy. By Anna Marx [This is the ninth in a weekly series of posts from a coalition of institutions across the continent devoted to nurturing the emerging transformation of congregational...