Category - Education in Action

Teaching pupils to become Streetwise

By Charlotte Oliver When it comes to secular and Kodesh studies, mainstream Jewish schools are considered first-rate, ensuring their pupils leave at the age of 18 intellectually primed for the outside world. But who out there ensures that...

Our Not-So-Secret, Secret Recipe

In our last post we argued that flashy uses of technology alone will not get students to learn material in a deep and meaningful way. This sentiment begs the question, what does? How can online Jewish studies elicit real thought, reflection...

Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan:...

By Benjamin Mann, Head of School This week, Philip H. Knight, the co-founder and chairman of Nike, announced a $400 million to Stanford University to bring graduate students from around the world together to solve intractable problems. At...

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...