Category - Trends in Jewish Education

‘Open a Door to Israel’ multimedia...

By ISRAEL21c Staff “Open a Door to Israel,” an exhibit comprised of nine huge door-shaped screens that visitors can open to learn about different aspects of Israel, debuted at the Tel Aviv Port in December and will begin a...

Faith in our Future

By Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl Last week as a scholar in residence at Ohab Zedek (OZ) on Manhattan’s West Side, I was asked what I thought of the “increasing problem of ‘half Shabbos’ in our community.” The reference, of...

Meaning-Making in the K–7 Supplemental...

By Rabbi Eve Rudin Meaning-making is an inherently Jewish act. In addition to the enumerated physical creations stated in our creation text, one of God’s first creations was also the act of ascribing meaning to those very creations:...

How to teach kids to support Jewish causes

By Jeffrey K. Salkin “Hey, Rabbi,” the bat mitzvah candidate said, “can I tell you about my mitzvah project? I’m raising money to help people join our synagogue if they can’t afford it.” I was impressed. And moved. And shocked. Why...

Hebrew Charter Schools: Promising Prospect?

By Dr. Gil Graff With a dozen Hebrew charter schools now operating in the United States – two of them in Greater Los Angeles – a theoretical possibility has become a reality.  When the most recent Hebrew charter school was about to open...

Spark Questions from the Jewish Education...

Each month, we ask for Jewish educators to share their collective wisdom with us in response to a big question that other educators are asking. Using Viral Videos to Spark Deep Discussion: Have you used a trigger video or viral video to explore...