Category - Education in Action

The Torah U’Mesorah Blended/Digital...

Torah U’Mesorah, the national organization of Hebrew Day Schools, had a question: Could the option of online and/or blended learning solve some of the challenges facing Jewish schools? Could it help small, out-of-town schools offer a more...

Core Leadership

By Rabbi Yossi Kastan [This is the third in a weekly series “When and how does effective leadership make a true difference?” written by alumni, staff, and faculty of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish...

5 Ways That A Taste of Judaism® Can...

by Frieda Huberman Most everyone knows that Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, and a host of other celebrities are interested in Kabbalah, the mystical interpretation that’s part of Jewish tradition. But what about...

How to Think About Transformative Jewish...

By Jon Levisohn When people describe Jewish educational programs as “transformative,” what do they mean? Some argue that “transformative education” is an empty bit of hyperbole that does not mean anything in particular. There’s no...

Jewish Fluency: Creating a New Culture

by Abi Dauber Sterne What’s the difference between the following two sets of questions? Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?  What is the first of the Ten Commandments? Why has Israel always been important to the Jewish people? I...

The Leadership Difference: Honoring a Vision...

By Dr. Bill Robinson and Mark S. Young [This is the first in a weekly series “When and how does effective leadership make a true difference?” written by alumni, staff, and faculty of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education...

Setting the Bar High for Jewish Learning

by Lisa Exler Many day schools boast creative and innovative programs that excite students about Judaism and produce graduates who continue their affiliation with the Jewish community. Yet many of these same students and graduates cannot...