Jewish Living

Steve L. Greene, right, invited adult friends and mentors of his son, Marcus, to speak to him before his bar mitzvah.

The Bar Mitzvah Tisch

A father finds a creative new way to introduce his son to the larger community just before his bar mitzvah ceremony.

by Steve L. Greene | 1 Comment

A Sprinkle of Camp

The new Ramah Service Corps brings counselors into synagogues to share some camp-style fun year round.

by Nancy Rosenberg | Comments Off on A Sprinkle of Camp
This Is Hebrew School? Flexible, experiential learning is the focus of the Jewish Journey
Project, a collaboration between the JCC in Manhattan and local synagogues, including the
Conservative Congregation HaBonim.

Beyond the Hebrew School Lament

Even though everyone says the Hebrew School model is broken, several congregations are succeeding by trying something new.

by Michael Schulson | Comments Off on Beyond the Hebrew School Lament

Seeking Spirituality in Judaism

As we anticipate the High Holidays, we should look within our traditions to revitalize our collective spirituality.

by Rabbi Judah Kogen | Comments Off on Seeking Spirituality in Judaism
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The Gift of Sigd

The Jews of Ethiopia would like all Jews to observe the Sigd, a celebration of Jewish unity, reflection and prayer.

by Shai Afsai | Comments Off on The Gift of Sigd

Adding the Color Back to Your Life

by Evan Rumack | Comments Off on Adding the Color Back to Your Life
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The Torah Reading

One woman’s journey to taking her Jewish education as seriously as her secular knowledge

by Judith Wurtman | Comments Off on The Torah Reading
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Jewish Men at the Crossroads

Rabbi Chuck Simon introduces a new book that provides insights on issues that Jewish men face.

by Rabbi Charles Simon | Comments Off on Jewish Men at the Crossroads
Jewish Men at
the Crossroads
is available in
soft cover or
downloadable
format through
FJMC.org

Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?

A community is transformed by a simple Shabbat dinner.

by Debbie Albert | 2 Comments
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Before Adopting New Educational Paradigms, Synagogues Need an Organizational Heshbon HaNefesh

Whether it’s a new blended learning platform, the desire to bring camp to religious school, or ways to involve parents, I believe that synagogue leaders need to take a step back and look at their education program within the larger organizational context of the kehilla before making changes. If this part of the planning process is ignored, the innovations being considered may never bear fruit.

by Rabbi Jim Rogozen | Comments Off on Before Adopting New Educational Paradigms, Synagogues Need an Organizational Heshbon HaNefesh
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