Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

Shining from Inside to Outside to Inside: Lessons on Jewish Education

Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Director of Education, N.A., Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Hanukkah is one of the most beloved holidays in the Jewish calendar. It is easy to see why. Deep in the cold and dark of winter, we are charged to kindle the Hanukiah for eight nights, each night lighting …

What do we mean by "lifelong learning?"

It’s a common trope by now that “religious school” isn’t a universal failure. Instead, it needs and deserves significant change to reach its goals in the times in which we find ourselves. (Don’t believe us? See this article, this one, and this one.)
 
Here’s how Saul Kaiserman…

Let's Talk - To Our Teens

Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath is the Senior Program Officer of Jewish Life and Learning at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. For more information on the Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship, a project of the Jewish Federation and JCRC of Greater Washington, visit ww…

Redesigning Jewish Education Through the Lens of Federation

This blog post reflects an evolution in thinking that began in this essay and was continued in this essay. Interested readers can find more details in both pieces.

 

In 2017, my family visited family in Seattle for a week and as is our tradition, visited the Elliot Bay Book Company. We se…

The Experience of Time

Tilly Shames is the Executive Director of Hillel at the University of Michigan and has been with that team since 2008. She has been part of the Hillel for almost two decades and worked with Jewish students in a variety of settings. 

 

Marcia Falk, in The Days Between, talks about time a…