Category - Education in Action

Connecting Research to Practice

By Michael Feuer A dedicated community of scholars, education leaders, and funders is working to build new bridges and roads to connect good research to the problems and challenges of Jewish education. This vision forms the basic rationale for...

Summer camps open bunks to transgender Jews

Camp JRF has embraced inclusivity since its founding, with activities that rarely divide up the boys and the girls. Photo from Camp JRF By Johanna Ginsberg Bathrooms accessible for transgender children and staff are old news at Camp JRF, the...

Instagram your Jewish Identity

by: Sabrina Weisz Who are we?  Where do we come from?  What do we believe in?  How do we identify?  And, when we describe ourselves what words come first?   I’m an American Jewish woman.  Or, a Jewish American Artiste.  It depends...

What Do We Want for Our Children?

By the JFNA Jewish Education & Engagement staff, with input from The Jewish Education Project  Life doesn’t take place in classrooms. Education doesn’t even take place in classrooms. The best schools today use technology to bring their...

West Hartford Rabbi Participates in...

Beth El Temple’s Rabbi Ilana Garber was one of 15 rabbis and educators from across the country who came together for the first in a year-long Matan Institute program to help synagogues and synagogue schools better accommodate children with...

The Traditional Lesson Planning Model Has...

By Dr. Gabe Goldman I learned how to plan lessons when I was in undergraduate school in the early 1970s.  I also learned how to arrange desks in even rows, adjust classroom radiators and “use chalk and blackboard effectively.”  While...

Experiment in Congregational Education...

New York, NY – The Experiment in Congregational Education, a project of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and its Rhea Hirsch School of Education, today unveiled “The Toolbox: Resources to Experiment in Congregational...