Category - Education in Action

When Holocaust Education Becomes Profound...

By Tamara Rebick One week before the inauguration, I was asked where I thought the Holocaust fits into Jewish education today. In my professional role, Jewish education is experiential, informal and formal, and is understood to be integral in...

Memoir: An Invitation Into Understanding...

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer 1 in 5 human beings has some kind of disability – including learning, developmental, physical, emotional or a combination of disabilities. And yet, while disability is such a common part of the human experience...

Teaching the Whole Child

By Amanda Pogany To successfully educate the whole child we need to believe that social/emotional development is just as important as cognitive development. That it’s just as important for a child to learn how to communicate needs, work in a...

Dear Parents and Guardians – Parashat...

By Rachel Ackerman Dear Parents and Guardians of Children with Special Needs, Thank you. Thank you for sitting down with me and our religious school teachers to walk us through your child’s IEP or 504 Plan. Thank you for drawing us graphs and...

How Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Revolutionized...

By David Shukiar When you walk into the social hall at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, CA, on a Tuesday evening, you’re met with a cacophony of sound coming from the 70 people inside. As you enter, you can make out some of the...