Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

Born Again

Radical amazement for sunsets, backpacking through Israel, and the writings of A.J. Heschel and Jack Kerouac initiated a spiritual journey for Rabbi Brad Greenstein that would fuse his love of music, Torah, nature, and poetry. Rabbi Brad is currently the Senior Director of Jewish Learning fo…

Finding Their Way Home: Rethinking Teen Travel to Israel

Rabbi Scott Aaron is Associate Vice President, JUF Education of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

I was recently perusing my Sunday New York Times and came across an interesting piece about parenting philosophy in the Netherlands. It seems that the Dutch ha…

Developing the pipeline to Jewish camp

Dr. Daniel Held is the Executive Director of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, which builds the capacity Toronto’s system of Jewish education. He has a wide range of experience in strategic philanthropy, conducting research and evaluation to maxi…

Intentional Days, Thriving Future: The Impact of Jewish Day Camp

Jenni Zeftel is the Director of Day Camp and Strategic Programs at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. She came to FJC in 2017 after a six year tenure at lower Manhattan’s 14th Street Y. At the 14th Street Y, Jenni grew from her original role as Assistant Director/Program Coordinator of the Y…

Inclusivity, Creativity & Shavuot

Rabbi Adina Allen, Co-Founder & Creative Director, The Jewish Studio Project, is a spiritual leader, writer and educator who believes in power of creativity to revitalize our lives and transform Jewish tradition. Integrating a lifetime of experience in the expressive arts with her rabbinic …