Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

I Don't Solicit on the First Date

Miryam Rosenzweig is currently the chief development officer of The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. With Federation CEO Scott Kaufman, she has been very involved in shaping the idea that engagement is a Federation responsibility, in Detroit and throughout North America. In convers…

Why Good People Disagree

 

In this blog, we’ve viewed Jewish education and engagement through various frames. This is our first post through a content frame. We need more Jewish in our lives, and we need more Jewish in our Jewish education and engagement. May the voices of the different teachers we feature her…

An Excellent Blind Date

(Photo credit: OneTable - Emily Pearl Goodstein)

 

Is there room for innovation in Jewish education & engagement in our communities? What does the word “innovation” even mean? We asked Melissa Balaban of IKAR and Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum of Kavana to share with us the nature of th…

Finding Serenity on the Job

How do we become the best resource for young families in our communities? Can we really listen to their needs without a bias towards our own programs and initiatives?

 

In today’s blog post, Liora Brosbe, family engagement officer at the Jewish Federation of the East Bay and a trai…

Resources for a Conversation: Building Day Schools

Let’s talk about day schools.

 

In some ways, Jewish day schools are more challenged than ever before: They face governance weaknesses, leadership absences, and, of course, a tuition “crisis.” The issues are not insignificant.

 

And yet, we see remarkable innovations.  S…