Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

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…

Training the Educators We'll Always Remember

 

Developmentally, teens are in the midst of a significant process of becoming. In the teen years, we begin to move from our parents’ ideas and habits to our own. And at the same time, we are too young to truly be independent — we are deeply influenced by our peers and any mentor…

Creating A Soulful Organization

We all need personal attention. We need to be seen for who we are, not only for what we do. Here, Aryeh Ben David suggests that any moment in our organization’s life, from a board meeting to a major gifts dinner, can be an opportunity for human recognition, the celebration of relationship…

Make For Yourself A Teacher

What can adult Jewish learning look like in our community? How can we meet the needs of different learners within our community? And, in this age of easy access to knowledge online, why is it still important to offer robust adult learning opportunities to our community members? We asked Rabb…

A Call for Investment in Teaching and Teachers

When my son and I walked into his preschool classroom a few weeks ago, his teacher said immediately, “Good morning, Milo! Why are you walking funny?” My son had indeed been walking funny, or not normally, or not typically—with his toes pointed out, as he often does. He walks like that …