Category - Education in Action

West Hartford Rabbi Participates in...

Beth El Temple’s Rabbi Ilana Garber was one of 15 rabbis and educators from across the country who came together for the first in a year-long Matan Institute program to help synagogues and synagogue schools better accommodate children with...

The Traditional Lesson Planning Model Has...

By Dr. Gabe Goldman I learned how to plan lessons when I was in undergraduate school in the early 1970s.  I also learned how to arrange desks in even rows, adjust classroom radiators and “use chalk and blackboard effectively.”  While...

Experiment in Congregational Education...

New York, NY – The Experiment in Congregational Education, a project of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and its Rhea Hirsch School of Education, today unveiled “The Toolbox: Resources to Experiment in Congregational...

“It’s Our Challenge” Is Not...

By Stephen G. Donshik Dr. Jonathan Mirvis has just released a very exciting book, It’s Our Challenge: A Social Entrepreneurship Approach to Jewish Education. Its most surprising aspect is that it has implications not just for Jewish education...

This Isn’t Your Parents’ Hebrew School

By Rachel Happel In the spring of 2012, Temple Beth Shalom shuttered the religious school which we had deemed beyond repair. In its place, we launched a new model for Jewish learning based on two core principles: depth of relationships and...

Teen philanthropists grant $20K

By Leisah Woldoff Teens on the Jewish Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Board have made $20,000 in grants to local agencies. This was the first year the board was split into two groups: seniors and freshmen in one and sophomores and...

What Do You Know About Haredi Education?

Morning shoppers stroll past stores on Malkhei Yisrael Street, Jerusalem; Creative Commons photo by Yoninah By Offi Zisser Until late 2014 I headed the advisory services division of JFN Israel, its role being to help funders navigate the...