Category - Trends in Jewish Education

An optimist’s view: Remarks by Jon...

Photo by Ellen Dubin The following are remarks shared by Jonathan Woocher z’l (1946-2017) on the occasion of his receiving a doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the Jewish Theological Seminary, May 18, 2017. This is an honor...

The Life-Long Innovator: The Legacy of...

We continue celebrating the life, work, and friendship of Jonathan Woocher. We are honored to share the words below by David Bryfman of the Jewish Education Project celebrating Jon. Visit JEDLAB on Facebook to read additional words of...

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...