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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...

The Case of Collaborative Leadership:...

By Dr. Ray Levi [This is the seventh and concluding article in our “effective collaboration” series, written by alumni of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. The Davidson School...

Camp in the City, City at Camp – Mutual...

Camp Ilan; screen capture YouTube. By Rabbi Eddie Shostak [This is the sixth article in our “effective collaboration” series, written by alumni of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary...

Questioning Familiar Narratives

By Michelle Lynn-Sachs The current issue of Journal of Jewish Education features four articles whose diversity reflects the rich amalgam of methods, settings, and content that make up the field of Jewish education. These articles present...

This week: Teaching Tanakh in Jewish Day...

This week, the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) is hosting a conference for teachers on Teaching Tanakh in Jewish Day Schools at the Pearlstone Retreat Center near Baltimore, Maryland. Over 40 day school educators will be convening...