Category - Professional Development

Re-Imagining the Israel Experience for...

By Alex Sinclair Why do we send Rabbinical students to Israel for a year of study, and what should they be doing there? For the past three years, the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary has...

Creative Responses to Educational...

By Perry Tirschwell This year’s Noble Prize in Economics was awarded to an American Jew, Richard Thaler, for his work on Behavioral Economics, which has huge implications for retirement savings. His research conclusively shows that people...

How I Found God at a Professional...

By Rachel Opatowsky When I applied to be a part of the Youth Professional 101 Fellowship (YP101), I expected opportunities to strengthen congregational youth programming and gain valuable tools for engagement. I anticipated learning from...

Announcement:Kevah Teaching Fellowship

As Jewish professionals, we are expected to be able to teach the Torah we’ve learned – but rarely are we trained to do it well. At Kevah, we have years of experience running adult learning groups nationally, and we have developed a unique...

Can you hear me now? Why Face-to-Face...

By Margie Bogdanow and Dena Shaffer In the year 5778, the future, it seems, is now. If someone 50 years ago time-traveled to today and saw the myriad technologies and devices that make possible working virtually, she would be amazed, to say the...

Training the Educators We’ll Always...

Developmentally, teens are in the midst of a significant process of becoming. In the teen years, we begin to move from our parents’ ideas and habits to our own. And at the same time, we are too young to truly be independent — we are deeply...