Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

The Power of Jewish Service

How do we strengthen our world—and, more importantly, how do we empower the eager and able to do so in the context of Jewish tradition? Liz Fisher from Repair the World is here to help us work this through.

 

At the end of the summer, more than 200 people representing 125 organizations…

Federations and Engagement: A Growing Conversation

It’s not clear how it started.

 

Maybe it was the birth of PJ Library—Federations are PJ Library’s largest organizational partner (135 Federations host PJ Library in their communities). Maybe it was the launch of One Happy Camper, and the 42 Federations that manage and match this ca…

Sukkot: An Opportunity to Engage

One of the several names assigned to Sukkot in our sacred texts is Chag Ha’Asif, the holiday of gathering. As Rabbi Jessy Gross, senior director of Jewish life at the JCC of Greater Baltimore, describes in this blog post, it’s a time for Jews of all backgrounds to come together as a c…

What’s Trending in our Data?

Gathering and analyzing data is a daunting task to so many of us. In this post, Rabbi Scott Aaron, PhD, executive director, Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, shares the success he’s had with collecting and…

Let’s Grab Coffee: The Success of Hillel’s Relationship-Based Engagement

 

People today are looking to build micro-communities with peers focusing on issues and ideas that are personal to them. Personalized Jewish experiences and small group learning are the present and future of Jewish education and engagement. 

 

Hillel International has been doing this w…