Category - Education in Action

Teachers as our Heroes?

By Simon Caplan In another article on this blog former British Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks writes: The Egyptians built pyramids, the Greeks built temples, the Romans built amphitheaters. Jews built schools. They knew that to defend a...

Nurturing elements of Israeli and Jewish...

Nurturing elements of Israeli and Jewish identity among second generation Israelis in the Diaspora, using community education frameworks, in Hebrew, and based on a secular and pluralistic approach By Nir Geva As a result of globalization...

9 Jewish Education Lessons from the Field

By Michelle Shapiro Abraham Every day I feel honored and humbled by the blessing of my work. Creating youth engagement opportunities for the URJ takes me from synagogues, classrooms, and offices, to camps, retreats, conferences, and preschool...

Jewish Education is a world-wide endeavour

By Dr. Helena Miller I live in London. I have always lived in the same city. Not only in the same city, but within a small area of that city. For all my life I have walked the same streets, taken the same buses, used the same stores, visited...

A Twin Cities Abraham

Ross’s character in The Abraham Play is on the search for a property deed, but finds lessons on heritage and character and sacrifice instead. By H. Glenn Rosenkrantz Minneapolis, Jan. 19, 2016: For ten nights last month, Twin Cities...

Letters to the Next Generation: Jewish...

By Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks SARA, DAVID, send your children to Jewish schools. They are the pride of our community. They are our best investment in the Jewish future. A generation ago, Jewish schools were often seen as second-best...

Turkey 2016: Jewish Education in Practice

by Maya Zinkow One of the most meaningful aspects of the trip has been connecting to the Turkish Jewish Community’s past, present, and future. Thursday was spent walking up and down the hilly, winding streets of Galata, where we took in the...