The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning, which operates in the greater Washington, DC community, is launching an imaginative new initiative to broaden the scope of synagogue-based education by providing students in congregational programs with opportunities to learn as well at JCCs, camps, and even day schools. You can read a story from The Forward about the initiative here.
Synagogues remain a vital…Continue
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The idea of the 'social sermon,' a concept pioneered by Darim Online that encourages rabbis to involve congregants in learning with them and helping to develop their weekly sermons by using Twitter or Facebook, seems to be gaining visibility. The idea also seems to have applicability well beyond the context of the synagogue sermon. How about using it with teens or to make learning for busy young adults more practical?
Check out the story from the Covenant Foundation, which…Continue
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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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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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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
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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. …
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