Category - Trends in Jewish Education

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...

Our Equation for Successful Day School...

[This is the eighth article in our series on day school leadership from the Leadership Commons of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of JTS. In this series, alumni of our leadership institutes share their visions of...

A Ramah Tikvah counselor shares how his...

Oz and campers. Courtesy of Oz Isseroff By Oz Isseroff The last camper had left camp and a few hours left before staff party. I walk back from the parking lot and try to sum up this last month in my head. I was told it would be a meaningful...