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Where Truth Can Be Found

By Steve Freedman From time to time I am asked how religion and science intersect at Hillel. Many people believe that there must be an inherent tension between science and religion, as if one possesses the “right” answer about questions of...

Training the Educators We’ll Always...

Developmentally, teens are in the midst of a significant process of becoming. In the teen years, we begin to move from our parents’ ideas and habits to our own. And at the same time, we are too young to truly be independent — we are deeply...

Innovation 101: Have 100 Coffees

By Cyd Weissman “Having coffees,” according to Rabbi Shelly Barnathan, “is absolutely necessary when launching a new initiative.” Rabbi Shelly, the winner of RRC’s 2017 Auerbach Innovation Launch Grant, had 100 coffees with more than...

How Teachers in Israel Navigate...

By Paige Goldner In any Jewish institution, it is difficult to avoid conversation about Israeli current events. With so many media outlets offering updates on terrorism, possibilities of a two-state solution, and other emotional-triggering...

Listening to Our Tweens

By Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz Many of us have come to believe that the content and teaching models that keep making their way into our Jewish educational settings are ‘sacred’ – that we have to teach about Golda Meir by fifth grade, that...