Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

An Excellent Blind Date

(Photo credit: OneTable - Emily Pearl Goodstein)

 

Is there room for innovation in Jewish education & engagement in our communities? What does the word “innovation” even mean? We asked Melissa Balaban of IKAR and Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum of Kavana to share with us the nature of their …

Finding Serenity on the Job

How do we become the best resource for young families in our communities? Can we really listen to their needs without a bias towards our own programs and initiatives?

 

In today’s blog post, Liora Brosbe, family engagement officer at the Jewish Federation of the East Bay and a trained …

Resources for a Conversation: Building Day Schools

Let’s talk about day schools.

 

In some ways, Jewish day schools are more challenged than ever before: They face governance weaknesses, leadership absences, and, of course, a tuition “crisis.” The issues are not insignificant.

 

And yet, we see remarkable innovations.  Such inno…

Training the Educators We'll Always Remember

 

Developmentally, teens are in the midst of a significant process of becoming. In the teen years, we begin to move from our parents’ ideas and habits to our own. And at the same time, we are too young to truly be independent — we are deeply influenced by our peers and any mentors we…

Creating A Soulful Organization

We all need personal attention. We need to be seen for who we are, not only for what we do. Here, Aryeh Ben David suggests that any moment in our organization’s life, from a board meeting to a major gifts dinner, can be an opportunity for human recognition, the celebration of relationship…