Category - Education in Action

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...

Beyond sababa*: Playmakers Youth Theatre...

By Sheri Gross The sights, sounds and smells of Israel have been lingering in the back of my mind since my first trip 25 years ago. Every time I return to Israel, those sights, sounds and smells jump to the forefront and carry me through each...

Empowering Jewish Youth to Respond to...

Last week, over 700 Jew­ish teens from across the United States and Canada gath­ered in Bal­ti­more, MD as part of United Syn­a­gogue Youth’s Inter­na­tional Con­ven­tion.  The Anti-Defamation League par­tic­i­pated in the...