Exciting developments in the field of Torah and science!
This field is still in its infancy, yet Jewish students want to see how modern physics can be mapped to Torah.
This is part of a holistic education.
Now, a seminal article exploring some basic questions, utilizing the method of correlation based on gematria and Torah principles:
The Unification of Torah and Science: Basic Principles in…Continue
Added by Malka Stern on December 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
By Ira J. Wise
I am currently in Israel, nearing the end of the final meeting of the Jim Joseph Foundation Fellows at the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora at Bar…Continue
Gail Naron Chalew has a cover story in this week's Baltimore Jewish Times that describes some of the efforts underway to create alternatives to the traditional "Hebrew school."
There are a large number of such endeavors today -- many more than the story was able to cite -- involving both synagogues and other settings. In fact, many…Continue
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Kathleen Cushman has published a challenging and encouraging book, Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Jossey-Bass, 2010) about how to engage and inspire students to undertake serious learning. You can read a review of what she found in her…Continue
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This is a reprint of my blog entry: http://jewishhorizons.com/2010/12/02/how-rabbinical-schools-close-the-door/
When I was a kid, there was a pretty strong correlation between active Jewish identity and Hebrew skills. This pattern no longer exists, yet rabbinical schools have the same, if not higher bars for admission to their programs. We at the…Continue
Added by Tamar Kamionkowski on December 14, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Aharon Horwitz, from PresenTense, has an articulate blog post about the challenges of attracting and retaining young adults in advance of a conference in Detroit on that topic. He summarizes his recommendations as follows:
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On the sixth day of Chanukah, the Israeli Association of Information Technology in Education held a conference - כנס מוח -on 21st Century Skills – Miracles or Wonders. As the new National Plan for Making the Israel Education System Suitable for the 21st Century begins to roll out, a few hundred educators, administrators and educational technology experts gathered at the MOFET Institute in Tel Aviv to discuss ways of using technology to help students attain the skills…Continue
Added by Reuven Werber on December 11, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Here are the results for the membership survey! Thank you to everyone who responded!
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Adam Gaynor and Rabbi Brent Spodek have written an interesting piece in eJewishPhilanthropy on what makes Jewish service learning programs both ethically sound and Jewish. They write (in part):
...[S]ervice-learning experiences offer unparalleled opportunities for hands-on work, meaningful engagement with the complexities of the Jewish tradition, learning from peers,…Continue
Added by Jewish Education Change Network on December 10, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments
Mechon Hadar is now…
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The JEWISH EDUCATION CHANGE NETWORK is powered by the people who are making positive change happen in Jewish education today. The vision and values we hold for Jewish education will shape tomorrow’s reality. In an effort to stimulate conversation about that vision and those values, we’ve drafted the following statement about what we believe, what we seek to do, and how we can do it. But, this statement is just a first draft. …
Added by Ira Wise on November 22, 2010 at 8:01pm — No Comments