Category - Opinion

Setting the Bar High for Jewish Learning

by Lisa Exler Many day schools boast creative and innovative programs that excite students about Judaism and produce graduates who continue their affiliation with the Jewish community. Yet many of these same students and graduates cannot...

A-Gender: Jewish schools – Are we in...

By Lauren Levin Spending seven years at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, I didn’t just learn about multiculturalism and our rich British heritage. It was something I subconsciously imbibed everyday – I lived it. With the...

From Sons and Daughters to Women and Men:...

By Abigail Phelps There is hardly a Jewish professional working today who hasn’t let slip a rueful laugh at the old joke about the rabbi and the mice. In case you haven’t heard it, here is the short version: a synagogue has been overrun by...

Teaching Jewish History

By Micah Lapidus This is something of a rant. But it’s not truly a rant because I do try to arrive at some resolution by the end. Still, I need your help. Jewish History. Part I: The Challenge Teaching it is MUCH more complicated than I ever...

Assessing Tefillah?

By Susan Wall Tefillah education, including the actual davening, the range of skills, behaviors and dispositions required to do it well and with intention, and the lessons and instructions that often accompany it, is rarely assessed. This is...