Category - Educational Research

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...

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...