Rethinking Jewish Education

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God Loves Stories

The new/old art of Jewish storytelling is once again thriving

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No More “Necessary Evil”

After years of watching parents and students make Hebrew school secondary to other activities, a religious school director decided it was time for change.

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The Optimistic Movement

Rabbi Joshua Rabin refuses to believe that a movement with some of the most vibrant synagogues, rabbis, hazzanim, and educators in the Jewish world is incapable of inspiring Jews in the 21st century.

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Powerful Voice for Schechter Schools Retires

You may not know her name, but a major force behind the Solomon Schechter day schools is retiring in June.

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Israel Studies for JTS Students

Starting this fall, graduate students at the Jewish Theological Seminary will have the chance to immerse themselves in the history, literature, culture and politics of Israel, thanks to a new partnership between JTS and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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A B’nai Mitzvah Birthright: Betting the House on Immersive Jewish Education

While we should never assume that any statistical trend immutably reveals the future, if we want to take ownership of our reality, we need to think strategically about how to play our hand.

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New Program Seeks to Reframe Hebrew School

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Technology’s Important, But People Are Key

Day schools should embrace 21st century learning, but it’s about more than just buying new equipment.

by Dr. Jon Mitzmacher | Comments Off on Technology’s Important, But People Are Key
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Pajama Stories

More children are receiving the gift of Jewish books thanks to a partnership between United Synagogue and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation

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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
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