Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

Jewish Day School as Life Itself

As we update Jewish education for the 21st century through initiatives like PJ Library, our legacy institutions have no less potential to help students thrive through relevant Jewish learning. Here, Tikvah Wiener describes a day school that helps students learn through living, a day school t…

Networks: Outcomes, Community, Action

What does it look like to convene an action-oriented network of professionals who, working together, enrich their own work, contribute to the broader field of Jewish education, and use their conversation to strengthen experiences for their students? Suri Jacknis, Director of Educator Network…

The Soul Curriculum of Your Organization

Yes, our organizations have souls—our organizations aren’t people, but they are comprised of us, of our innermost thoughts and hopes and fears and strengths. Here, Rabbi David Jaffe, author of Changing the World from the Inside Out, winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award, shares h…

Inclusion is More Than You Think

How do we build inclusive communities? We’ve been taking a closer look at this question and our work in inclusion through a series of webinars and blog posts. In this week’s blog post, Robert Lichtman, chief Jewish learning officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, shares…

Where Everyone Is A Teacher

As life has changed, so to have adult learners’ expectations of their experiences. However, adult education might be changing too slowly to match these expectations.

 

In response, Dr. Julie Lieber, interim executive director and director of education at Kevah, offers a model of teach…