Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

Israel education: Working towards slow growth rather than sudden conversion

Alex Pomson is Principal & Managing Director, Rosov Consulting Israel. He is internationally regarded for his research in areas that include the life course of Jewish families, teachers’ lives and work, and Israel education. 
 
The discourse that depicts contemporary relationships to I…

Family Camp: Effective Gateway to Joyful Jewish Life

Dr. Shira Rosenblatt serves as the Senior VP for Jewish Education and Engagement in Federation’s Ensuring the Jewish Future Strategic Initiative. In that role since January 2013, she oversees all of the programs and initiatives from birth through high school. Prior to coming to Federation,…

The Secret Sauce Behind Family Camp

Jamie Simon is Camp Tawonga's Executive Director and has worked for the agency for over 16 years in various capacities including camp director for nine years. An expert in emergency preparedness as well as gender inclusion and teen health education, Jamie speaks at conferences and leads work…

American Jewry: On Power and Vulnerability

Dr. Elana Stein Hain is Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as lead faculty and oversees the content of lay and professional leadership programs. Elana also leads the Created Equal research team.
 

Jews do not fit …

2018 Portrait of Federation Investments in Jewish Education & Engagement


CONTEXT 
Is Jewish education the stepchild of North American Jewish life?
 
For decades, scholars, educators, and policy-makers would have argued this—and they did. The idea seems to have been coined in 1967 by Joseph Schechtman (“Jewish Education in the United States: A Working Pa…