Category - Education in Action

The Value of Learning

By Elana Shapiro The halls of the Lower Division at Denver JDS are eerily quiet during the summer months. Yet, even as our students busy themselves with summer activities, our teachers continue to work in their classrooms, setting up learning...

School gives hope to the disadvantaged

Rachel Cohen with Boys Town pupils By Rosa Doherty It is 9.30am and a constant flow of pupils have already been through the door of the glass office of Rachel Cohen on the sprawling Boys Town Jerusalem campus. And many of the requests she deals...

Not Just Another Painted Tzedakah Box…

By Hannah Richman and Tova Speter Omanut (visual art) is a new approach to Jewish learning for Grades 4-5 at Temple Beth Elohim (TBE) in Wellesley that launched in 2014. The program provides students with sophisticated and innovative learning...

Young Italian Jews Prepare for Future...

By Saul Meghnagi and Tobia Zevi The Italian Jewish community now numbers just over 23,000 people based in twenty-one communities. Most communities are small or miniscule in number, except for Rome (approx. 13,000) and Milan (approx. 6,000). It...

So, You’re Thinking About A Third...

By Dr. Kurlat Ares & Sra. Kijak “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela Parents have to make a lot of academic...

Learning Corps Weaves Fabric of Community

By Bailee Star and Cindy Rivka Marshal “What was it like getting support when your wife was sick?” asks Isaac, a wide-eyed and serious fourth grader at the Temple Shir Tikvah religious school in Winchester, Massachusetts. “People dropped...

When It Comes to Inclusion, Does Your...

By Lisa Friedman Some communities just get it: They understand that inclusion a mindset, a way of thinking about how we treat one another, ensuring that everyone has a place. These communities understand that inclusion is who we are and who we...