Category - Education in Action

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...

What do Jewish College Students Really Know...

By Annette Koren, Leonard Saxe and Shira Fishman Rhetoric about Israel on college campuses has become increasingly strident with BDS, anti-Apartheid walls, and “die-ins” substituting for serious discourse. Despite large-scale efforts by the...

Parents as our Partners

By Lisa Friedman In our Matan Institutes we work with Jewish Educators to guide them in including children of all abilities in Jewish education, offering concrete teaching tools for reaching every student and empowering them to make lasting...

Celebrating 10 Years of Limmud Keshet...

By Julia Dandolova Over the past 10 years, Limmud Keshet here in Bulgaria has changed significantly. Every year, we see more and more sessions – but what’s more important is that every year more and more volunteers want to be a part of...

Creating Sacred Partnerships: Parents and...

By Rabbi Shoshana Nyer There once was an elderly Chinese woman who had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot seemed perfect and always delivered...

Fair Compensation for Educators of Jewish...

By Janet Harris, Lisa Farber Miller and Marcy Whitebook Educators of our community’s youngest children are more than just teachers. In both the secular and Jewish context, early childhood education (ECE) educators occupy a deeply influential...

Jewish Adult Learning in the Information Age

By Rabbi Morey Schwartz The text being studied by the class describes a moment in history from long ago. A hand goes up, and a man in his mid-fifties is acknowledged by the teacher. Looking around at his fellow students, he extends both hands...

How to teach kids to support Jewish causes

By Jeffrey K. Salkin “Hey, Rabbi,” the bat mitzvah candidate said, “can I tell you about my mitzvah project? I’m raising money to help people join our synagogue if they can’t afford it.” I was impressed. And moved. And shocked. Why...