Category - Trends in Jewish Education

Hebrew Learning for the 21st Century

By Rabbi Stacy Eskovitz Rigler I graduated from Hebrew Union College in the age of possibility. At the turn of the millennium anything was possible for Jewish life. Five years before the first recession, looking back, it seemed like the golden...

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...