Category - Trends in Jewish Education

5 Ways That A Taste of Judaism® Can...

by Frieda Huberman Most everyone knows that Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, and a host of other celebrities are interested in Kabbalah, the mystical interpretation that’s part of Jewish tradition. But what about...

Setting the Bar High for Jewish Learning

by Lisa Exler Many day schools boast creative and innovative programs that excite students about Judaism and produce graduates who continue their affiliation with the Jewish community. Yet many of these same students and graduates cannot...

Building Bridges: Global School Twinning...

By Hagar Shoham Marko Lately, and for all sorts of reasons, the Israel-Diaspora relationship seems to be under continual review and re-evaluation as world Jewish leadership confronts the question of how to further the imperative to renew the...

Ten Inclusion Mistakes Even Good Educators...

By Lisa Friedman Inclusion takes intentional planning and hard work. Even the most seasoned educators will make mistakes from time to time. The key is to recognize that mistakes will happen. Our goal is to accept responsibility and grow in the...

Class Size: A Halachic Analysis

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a complaint that a number of teachers have had of late – large class sizes. Some state categorically that a class size should never exceed 25 students. It is interesting to note that the issue is not only a matter...

Remote Control: Online Teaching from Israel

by Rabbi Jeffrey Schrager One of the hardest parts of aliyah was leaving the schools where my wife and I had worked for a decade. These institutions had become part of our family, and our classrooms our home away from home. Imagine our delight...