Category - Education in Action

New Jewish Museums in Post-Communist Europe

By Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Olga Gershenson Today, post-communist Europe is experiencing a museum boom as countries try to consolidate a collective identity in museums that tell their nation’s story in a way that was not possible...

The Three Most Important Qualities of...

By Rabbi Micah Lapidus There’s a lot of ink spilled on the topic of leadership and an abundance of good ideas about what great leadership looks like. My own thinking about leadership is continually evolving. In short, leadership requires a...

YU Program Takes Experimental Out of...

By Maayan Jaffe “I can put terms and a methodology to what I was already doing instinctively,” says Weinberg Tzedek Hillel Director Michelle Lackie. Lackie is referring to one of many gifts she says she received by completing the Yeshiva...

Meaning-Making in the K–7 Supplemental...

By Rabbi Eve Rudin Meaning-making is an inherently Jewish act. In addition to the enumerated physical creations stated in our creation text, one of God’s first creations was also the act of ascribing meaning to those very creations:...

Blended Learning: A Solution to the Day...

By Wallace Greene There has been much discussion lately about blended learning and its potential promise for day schools. Chana German, who directs the Lookstein Center’s Virtual Jewish Academy and Russel Neiss, director of educational...

We Reimagined Parent Orientation Night to...

By Susie Wexler Parent orientation is an emotional time at any school, especially for parents whose children are entering school for the first time. At Jewish early childhood centers, though, it’s not only about the excitement and nerves...

Jewish Education in Serbia, Inside and...

By Liam Hoare No one does more for Jewish education in Serbia than Sonja Viličić. Born in Subotica in the northernmost part of the country, she has been engaged in informal Jewish education since she was sixteen. A graduate of the Melton...