Category - Trends in Jewish Education

Fulfilling Our Potential

By Daniel R. Weiss Last week a post on the JEDLab Facebook page, a question was posed asking, “What Tanach references do you have in regards to Jewish disabilities awareness month?” The question got me thinking about what we do in Jewish...

Ten Years Later, A Model Changing the...

By Janet Harris and Denise Moyes-Schnur Ten years ago, the Early Childhood and Family Engagement (ECFE) Initiative (formerly known as Early Childhood Education Initiative) of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula...

What Makes it Jewish?

By Shuki Taylor A frequent question often surfaces in the organizational space I inhabit: “What makes this program / experience / initiative a Jewish one?” What makes this question complicated is that it assumes that there is a...

Inherited Wealth and the Cost of Living...

By eJewishPhilanthropy.com A September blog post in The Times of Israel, written anonymously by “A Jewish Father” received a lot of attention in the day school world and on social media. Steve Freedman, Head of School at Hillel Day School...

Change that Lasts: Sharing the Continued...

by Dawne Bear Novicoff and Seth Linden Retaining and training early childhood educators is a serious and major challenge, and funders are beginning to be creative about their investment models to increase professional development and...

Architecture of Values

By Shira Hecht-Koller [This article is the seventh in a series written by participants in the Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.] A few years ago, my family purchased a new home. A lovely house with...

Zman Cheker – Using PBL to Unite the...

By Dr. Sarah Levy, Mark Parmet and Elana Shapiro While the holiday may be over for 5778, when you think of Chanukah, what comes to mind? Lighting the chanukiah and playing dreidel? Eating jelly doughnuts and latkes? Retelling the stories of the...