Category - Trends in Jewish Education

Architecture of Values

By Shira Hecht-Koller [This article is the seventh in a series written by participants in the Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.] A few years ago, my family purchased a new home. A lovely house with...

Zman Cheker – Using PBL to Unite the...

By Dr. Sarah Levy, Mark Parmet and Elana Shapiro While the holiday may be over for 5778, when you think of Chanukah, what comes to mind? Lighting the chanukiah and playing dreidel? Eating jelly doughnuts and latkes? Retelling the stories of the...

Countering “Hotovely-ism”

Courtesy of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies. By Amitai Fraiman “(US Jews) are people that never send their children to fight for their country … Most of them are having quite convenient lives.” (Deputy Foreign Minister...

Hokhmat Nashim

By Ayelet Wenger – There was no Talmud class beyond the beginner’s level in my high school. Actually, there was one. It was not for girls. I learned with a havruta in the high school hallway. One day, my havruta was...

The High Cost of Jewish Continuity:...

Politz Day School via FaceBook By Alisha Abboudi Population surveys and demographic studies of the past thirty years show that effective Jewish education is the single best vehicle to ensure Jewish continuity – the idea that Judaism’s...

BadgeQuest: Discover, Play, Create

Courtesy J-JEP By Liron Lipinsky [This article is the sixth in a series written by participants in the Senior Educators Cohort at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.] The findings of the 2013 Pew Research Center A Portrait of...

Becoming a Limmudnik! Jewish Learning as...

Courtesy Limmud By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. I recently had the opportunity to participate in my first “Limmud England” (this year’s theme: “Made by You,” December 24-28th, Birmingham). Thousands of participants, including many...