Category - Education in Action

MOOCs and Jewish Studies: A Match Made in...

By Barry Scott Wimpfheimer People usually have puzzled reactions when I tell them that I’ve produced a MOOC on the Talmud. This term, it seems, is not that widely known. Juxtaposing “MOOC” with Talmud leads to the assumption that I’ve...

The ‘library’ that’s a...

By Keren David Sam Grainger is six and Zachary Swain is five. They live hundreds of miles apart, but they have a lot in common. They both live in villages, with quintessentially English names – Sam comes from Bunwell in Norfolk...

Building the Embracing, Engaging Jewish...

By Arnie Samlan Earlier this month, a dozen of the leading educational directors from synagogues across Broward County joined in this year’s opening meeting of their network, housed and staffed here at Orloff CAJE. Joining with us was a...

Let’s Grab Coffee: The Success of...

By Michelle Lackie When we picture campus life, we might think about a classroom, a rowdy football stadium, or students lying out in the grassy quad. At Hillel, we also picture dynamic students engaging their peers over coffee and having...

Show Me Your Girl Power

By Val Weisler I’ve been at Ramah Nyack since I was in 3rd grade. The rocky cobblestone pathway was my road to the place I call home and the gesher was a magical transportation between one side of it and the other. When we’d drive past camp...

Redesigning Back to School Night

By Ari Yares Like many parents at this time of year, I am somewhat dreading “Back to School Night.” It’s not out of any sense of school phobia or flashbacks to my own education. After all, I’ve spent my entire professional life working...