Category - Trends in Jewish Education

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...

Forget Continuity, Keep Teens ‘Happy’

Photo courtesy BBYO By Hannah Dreyfus How do you keep today’s Jewish teens engaged? Keep them happy, urges David Bryfman, chief innovation officer at the Jewish Education Project. While in the past, Jewish education has stressed the...

A New Tool for Jewish Educators to Address...

By Daniel Brenner Jewish teen boys, like typical American teen boys, have learned most of what they know about sex from pornography, raunchy comedy, and rowdy conversations with friends. They have likely heard mixed or confusing messages...

Classroom Management for Jewish Educators

By Shira Loewenstein If you would walk into my classroom on any given day, you would hear a lot of noise: children debating an idea, questioning another’s decision, or connecting what they were learning with what they were experiencing in...

Listen Up: Teaching Leadership through...

By Mordy Walfish Every fall, Repair the World welcomes a new cohort of full-time fellows – young adults who commit to spending a year mobilizing their peers around service and social justice. Each year I am tasked with delivering the...

The Power & Promise of Prizmah

By Jon Mitzmacher So…it’s been a while. 🙂 A certain pause seemed perfectly appropriate. When last we spoke, I was tying up (or at least naming) the loose ends of an independent Schechter Day School Network winding down in preparation for...