Category - Professional Development

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...

Celebrating Jonathan Woocher z”l

Last month we invited readers to share memories of and learning from the visionary Jewish educator Jonathan Woocher, of blessed memory, who died July 7, 2017. In celebration of his life, students, friends, and colleagues shared thoughts and...

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...