Category - Educational Research

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...

Arts, Crafts and Mysticism at ‘Tanya...

By Faygie Levy Holt What happens when you combine arts-and-crafts, science and serious Jewish thought? If you’re enrolled in the girls’ overnight Camp Gan in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains this summer, you get “Tanya Camp” – an...

Why Ramah Works – and Why It’s...

Camp Ramah New England; courtesy Foundation for Jewish Camp By Arnold M. Eisen The great sociological theorist Peter Berger passed away earlier this summer, just as thousands of Jewish kids were heading off to immersive camp experiences that...

Religious Schools are Not Immune – The...

By Jeremy and Sarah Gimbel In late December 2014, the “happiest place on earth” became ground-zero for an outbreak of measles, a highly contagious respiratory illness which was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. All told, the CDC...

High Holiday Inclusion Guide

From Jewish Community Inclusion Expert Shelly Christensen comes a new guide to guide your congregation on an inclusive High Holidays experience. Learn what you can do to welcome people with disabilities and those who love them. You’ll...