Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

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

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…

Disrupting Hebrew School:This New Approach is Transforming Jewish Education

Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz is the Senior Director and Director of Curriculum Resources for the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland. She is also the catalyst behind much of #OnwardHebrew’s work.
“The children are like sponges soaking up every bit of Hebrew they get!
Then they go hom…

The Success Equation: A User-Friendly Planning & Impact Assessment Tool

Lauren Silverstein, PHD is the Chief Impact Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. She can be reached here.
So, you want to start assessing the impact of your program or a new initiative. Or perhaps a donor, your boss or the Board of Trustees is saying you need to!  Whatev…

The Data-Fueled Storytelling Pyramid

Sam Adiv is the Founder of OpenTent, a community-building strategy consulting team specializing in relationship management systems. OpenTent is based in Brooklyn and proud to work with JFNA and local Federations.



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