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A website dedicated to encouraging Jewish Schools to teach courses on the origin of the words and structure of the Jewish Prayer Book, the Siddur
I am pleased to announce that I have uploaded to the Beurei Hatefila Institute website: www.beureihatefila.com a summary of the lesson plans that I developed for a one year / one hour per week course on Beurei Hatefila that is suitable for Middle and High Day schools and can be adapted to be presented as a pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah class in congregational…Continue
I am pleased to announce that the Beurei Hatefila Institute has published a comprehensive examination on Tefilas Shacharis that schools can use to test the level of knowledge their graduating students have accumulated concerning Tefilas Shacharis during their years at the schools. Schools should choose whether to administer the full 102 question test or just selected questions. The link to the test can be found on the home page of the Beurei Hatefila Institute website:…Continue
I think that it is time that the world of Jewish education in the United States recognized that its Day School model is facing a double threat. It is being threatened by the increase in its tuition and by the growth of the Hebrew Charter School movement. I would like to propose a solution in advance of the Hebrew Charter School movement making significant inroads.
The strongest argument in favor of Day Schools is the social environment that it presents. Parents who leave…