Category - Trends in Jewish Education

Design Thinking Takes Center Stage

HaKaveret Design Team; courtesy JEIC by Rabbi Shmuel Feld Design Thinking Takes Center Stage as 100 Educators Reimagine Judaic Education in Jewish Day Schools Boston, MA (May 18, 2017) – Jewish Education Innovation Challenge...

Not Your Typical Israel Education: Refugee...

By Yifat Mukades This two part article is designed to provide you with both the tools and content to start a discussion about refugees around the world in general, and about the Israeli refugee crisis in particular. We often tend to describe...

What Should We Do When Camp Feels...

By Franki Bagdade Do you know that feeling you get when you drive down the long dirt road towards the entrance of camp? As you get closer and see the trees, smell the raw nature, and feel the excitement? It’s hard not to get butterflies in...

7 Pitfalls of Searching for a New Head of...

By Maccabee Avishur I was recently on a call with the board president of a Jewish school who is considering conducting a Head of School search sometime in the near future. She asked me a great question: What are some of the pitfalls that we...

Forget Continuity, Keep Teens ‘Happy’

Photo courtesy BBYO By Hannah Dreyfus How do you keep today’s Jewish teens engaged? Keep them happy, urges David Bryfman, chief innovation officer at the Jewish Education Project. While in the past, Jewish education has stressed the...

A New Tool for Jewish Educators to Address...

By Daniel Brenner Jewish teen boys, like typical American teen boys, have learned most of what they know about sex from pornography, raunchy comedy, and rowdy conversations with friends. They have likely heard mixed or confusing messages...