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Heschel at the Gan: How Jewish Early Childhood Education Ignites the Potential of the Whole Family

Photo ZERO to THREE By Sonya Shoptaugh and Bill Robinson “The essence of teaching is to have a dialogue with the child’s potential.” —Carla Rinaldi “The essence of Jewish education is to have a dialogue with the whole family’s potential.” —The authors ENVISION . . . children digging in the ground discovering worms and other bugs...

Teaching with Footprints: Integrating Digital Humanities Projects into Our Courses

By Marjorie Lehman The Challenge: The pressure is on. We are living through a revolution in reading practices driven by technological change. Linkages between the digital humanities and library science are transforming the way we amass knowledge and therefore the way we conduct research. But where does this leave us as we enter our classrooms...

How A Dream Gets Off the Ground

By Steve Freedman I arrived at Hillel Day School in 2003, and by 2005, I realized that education didn’t just need improvement, it needed to change.  Our students sat at desks, memorizing information, and regurgitating it on tests. Students were working out of textbooks, and workbooks, and filling in worksheets. There were some creative projects...

Leadership, Presence, and Authenticity

By Dr. Susie Tanchel [This is the second in a weekly series “When and how does effective leadership make a true difference?” written by alumni, staff, and faculty of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary.] Toward the end of Sefer Bereishit, after many years of hiding his real identity and...

The Leadership Difference: Honoring a Vision Continually Emerging by Celebrating and Nurturing the Success of Our Alumni

By Dr. Bill Robinson and Mark S. Young [This is the first in a weekly series “When and how does effective leadership make a true difference?” written by alumni, staff, and faculty of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary.] When and how does effective leadership make a true difference? This...