Category - Educational Research

Vaping: A new teen threat

By Maury Grebenau If you ever want to make someone very nervous, walk into a vape shop and identify yourself to the owner as a high school principal. That’s what I did one afternoon last spring when I realized that I needed to educate myself...

Engaging with Israel on your own Terms

By Lisa Grant As The Fragile Dialogue explores, Israel has quickly become one of the most polarizing forces in the North American Jewish Community. There are those who remain curious and committed, wanting to remain connected in some meaningful...

New Partners in Jewish Education:...

By Laura Novak Winer ABSTRACT: In recent years the Jewish community has witnessed a growth in the development of Jewish afterschool programs that provide childcare as well as Jewish educational programming to elementary age children. This...

Helping Early Childhood Educators Become...

By Elliot Goldberg Are we doing all that we can to support the development of early childhood educators as teachers of the Jewish tradition? Previously, I’ve argued that the learning of rabbinics begins in Jewish early childhood education...

What Voldemort Can Teach Us About Jewish...

Haidy Wasef (left) with a student in her Arabic class at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts, 2016; screenshot The Times of Israel. By Hannah Tobin Cohen “Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.” —Albus Dumbledore It...