Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

Why Every Community Needs an Interfaith Concierge

What have we done to welcome, include and support interfaith families? Nearly three years after the Pew Research Center’s “Portrait of Jewish Americans” cited astounding statistics, 80% of Reform Jews married between 2000 and 2013 married people of other faiths and backgrounds, Rabbi M…

Does “Interfaith” Still Matter?

For 15 years InterfaithFamily has focused on empowering interfaith families to engage in Jewish life and encouraging Jewish communities to welcome them. Once relying only on web-based resources that now attract more than one million unique visitors a year, and starting in 2011 deploying loca…

What Do We Want for Our Children?

By the Jewish Education & Engagement staff, with input from The Jewish Education Project 

 

Life doesn’t take place in classrooms. Education doesn’t even take place in classrooms. The best schools today use technology to bring their students to real-world experiences. Students learn …

Engagement: Paths to Meaning through Jewish Conversations and Programs

As we explore this thing called engagement that has taken the Jewish world by storm, Heather Paul, Jewish engagement lead at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, gives us a look at the practice of engagement, at what an engagement professional does every day—and at why it matters.

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The Jewish Communal Future and the Role of Federations

Jewish peoplehood could be said to refer to the idea that there is such a thing as collective Jewish life in which we engage when we engage in Jewish civilization, when we live Jewishly. We can live more intertwined or less, more responsible to each other or less.

 

Over the 20th century,…