Category - Education in Action

How do we know when Jewish education is...

By Saul Kaiserman For the past several years, I have been writing about the philosophy underlying my work in congregational education in annual cover-articles for the Temple Emanu-El bulletin. This is what I wrote for Vol. 88, No. 5. As always...

Service­-Learning in a Day School...

By Elana Shapiro Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin (1706­-1790) Community service has long been recognized as an authentic expression of the Jewish values of tzedakah (charity), tikkun...

Israel: The Original Covenant Classroom

By Howard Blas Making the Most of Any Ability and Increasing Self-Confidence, too At Kibbutz Tzuba in the Judean Hills, 15 minutes from the center of Jerusalem, teens who are struggling academically can now participate in a farming program...

American Hebrew Academy student Mei Lin...

Greensboro, NC – At only age sixteen, American Hebrew Academy junior Mei Lin Kallman’s transition from a young girl who loved to write poetry in her journal to a successful writer-filmmaker in her native Indonesia has been a remarkably...

Schools chief: ‘We hope that if we build...

Parents gather to learn more about plans to open a new Jewish secondary school in Barnet By Charlotte Oliver “The time is now” to take a decisive step forward in tackling the growing shortage crisis in places at Jewish schools. That was...

The Jewish Music Conservatory in Riga

By Jeremiah Lockwood I have come to a strange place in life where I would choose to read a 90-year-old book written by eccentric old men in a language I barely understand instead of almost any other literary material, even forsaking the...

The Gift

By Kathy Birn The day I got the email our family’s life changed.  The president of our synagogue had forwarded it to me from a member who regularly donated to the Tikvah Family Camp program at Ramah in the Poconos. He thought that there...