Tag - Jewish Day Schools

Jewish Meditation in the Context of Prayer: A Case Study in an Orthodox Jewish High School

By Hillel Broder Although students at Orthodox schools typically spend about 10% of their academic day engage in prayer, educators and social critics have only recently articulated how little curricular attention is brought to regular tefillah on a secondary tefillah. In the introduction to the Spring 2013 Hayidion, editor Barbara David introduced...

A Day School Educator’s Confession

By Joshua Seth Ladon What I miss most about working in a high school is the dynamism. It is addictive. On any given day, I would move from a vibrant morning minyan, where a student had taken on a new leadership role, leaving behind the shackles of peer pressure, and putting himself on display. Next, into a classroom discussion about the Hegelian...

6th Grade Tefilah Bootcamp

By Micah Lapidus At the start of every school year we take our 6th graders aside for some special Tefilah learning that helps them get ready to participate in Middle School Tefilah. I returned to my office after the first of these special sessions, called “6th Grade Tefilah Bootcamp” to find the following thought-provoking prompts and...