Category - Opinion

Agent(s) in our Jewish Educational...

In her column below from last week’s JFNA email, Beth Cousens talks about the life and legacy of Jonathan Woocher. As the sad news of his death spread through the social media world, people shared anecdotes of their encounters and...

The case for enrolling in Jewish studies

By Anna Shternshis I was born and raised in a country where the combination of words “Jewish” and “studies” often provoked confusion, laughter or both. Most people did not consider studying the lives, culture and history of the Jewish...

The Potential Impact of Educational...

[This article is part 2 of the series Continuing Conversations on Leveraging Educational Technology to Advance Jewish Learning. The series is a project of Jewish Funders Network, the Jim Joseph Foundation, and the William Davidson Foundation...

Affording Inclusion – Part 2

By Lisa Friedman In my previous post, Affording Inclusion – Part 1, I began to explore the necessity of financially supporting inclusion in religious schools and synagogues. I shared that the most commonly asked question when I lead a...

Why Jewish Education Cannot Fade Away

Photo from Affordable Jewish Education Project By Robert Victor, 8th grade student at Hillel Day School I bet at one point you have been asked, “What are the necessities of life?” Your response most likely sounded like this: “Food, water...

Our Sages Were Wrong

By Melinda Mersack I love my kids’ school. I know we have conversations about Jewish belief and practice that we may not have had, had they not been students at a Jewish day school. This is what I value the most. I don’t send my children to...