Category - Trends in Jewish Education

JumpSpark: A New Model of Teen Engagement

The Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative kicks off its first engagement by gathering teens across Atlanta for an Atlanta United game. The first JumpSpark intensive session, set for January, will focus on sports. By Hope Chernak and Kelly Cohen No...

The Beit Midrash in the Age of Snapchat

By Shira Hecht-Koller Earlier this year, Apple released the iPhone X. When the first iPhone was released in 2007, I was completing my second year of formal teaching, and over the course of these ten years, I, like so many other educators and...

Vaping: A new teen threat

By Maury Grebenau If you ever want to make someone very nervous, walk into a vape shop and identify yourself to the owner as a high school principal. That’s what I did one afternoon last spring when I realized that I needed to educate myself...

Jewish EdTech in a World of Cognitive Surplus

By Tzvi Pittinsky In an age where everyone has ready access to what would have recently been considered to be a supercomputer, how can an industrial–age educational system adapt to an abundance of knowledge and tools? [This article is the...

Affordable Tuition: Paths Forward

Screenshot: Private School Review By Gabe Aaronson In Part 1 of Kol HaBirah’s investigative series on Jewish day school tuition, we explored how the high cost of a day school education affects the Jewish community, and what supports local...

Testing the Waters: New Summer Teen...

There was something fishy about the Sci-Tech Israel program. Just ask Robert, a rising junior at a Westchester high school, who joined 28 other teens from the New York area and around the country for three weeks on this Israel adventure. The...

Makom board considers changes to boost...

By Paul Lungen Makom is a place in downtown Toronto that takes its mandate of inclusivity and diversity very seriously. Originally conceived in 2009 as a venue for Jews of all persuasions and levels of observance to gather in a spiritual...