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Emes Ve-Emunah: An Ignorant Student

Emes Ve-Emunah: An Ignorant Student | Jewish Education | Scoop.it
How can we on the one hand be overly aggressive and competitive to the point of allowing less intelligent or motivated kids to fall through the cracks and become at great risk for going OTD or worse? And on the other hand dumbing down education to the lowest common denominator?
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Jewish education caught in the crossfire of a most uncivil war

Jewish education caught in the crossfire of a most uncivil war | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

The adage, “anyone to my right is a lunatic and anyone to my left a heretic” has taken on new venom, and the poison is afflicting Jewish teachers and students.

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The only conversation that matters…

With all due respect to these organizations (some of which I acknowledge and link to below) I want to humbly suggest that all of these resources are actually of secondary importance and perhaps even irrelevant. There is however one conversation that must be have and from experience we all know is in most cases completely neglected.

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Toward Creativity: A Theological Goal for Jewish Education

Toward Creativity: A Theological Goal for Jewish Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

If we take this theological proposition as a fundamental goal of Jewish living, and thus, a necessary focus of Jewish education, our institutions of Jewish education need to tap into and unleash individual and communal creativity.

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How to Encourage Jewish Choices

How to Encourage Jewish Choices | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

But in addition to costs and commitments what role do peer influences play?

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Mazal tov!

Mazal tov! | Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Celebration of the Taglit-Birthright Israel program’s “bar mitzvah year” is a propitious moment to consider whether Taglit participants have chosen to make their Jewish identities a central part of their lives.
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Constant Teacher Training Keeps Poor Jewish School Performing

Constant Teacher Training Keeps Poor Jewish School Performing | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

Amsel’s secret, she said, is in-depth and constant on-the-job training for her teachers, which begins six months before they step foot into one of her classrooms. She sees her school’s purpose as more than just educating students.

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Selling Torah: Talking Points on the Value of Jewish Education

Selling Torah: Talking Points on the Value of Jewish Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

Do we emphasize the importance of Torah study itself enough when we pitch Jewish education to families?

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Jewish Education: Thinking About the Generations That Will Come After Us

Jewish Education: Thinking About the Generations That Will Come After Us | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

The stakes are high — they are no less than the perpetuation of Judaism and Jewish life.

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Changing the Dynamic of Reform Jewish Education

Changing the Dynamic of Reform Jewish Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest about the past and present of Reform Jewish education: Although there are important pockets of innovation, the synagogue religious school is not fundamentally different than it was one or even two generations ago.

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Technology’s Limits in Education

Technology’s Limits in Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

We live in a world fascinated — one might even say obsessed— with technology. In an age of smartphones and even “smart” kitchen appliances, it is no surprise that the allure of technology has touched the field of education as well.

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How to Teach Gemara

How to Teach Gemara | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

The test of success is whether the student likes to learn Gemara, not whether he knows the text.

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Peter Beinart: The Jewish Case for School Vouchers

Peter Beinart: The Jewish Case for School Vouchers | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

The evidence is clear that Jewish commitment stems from Jewish education, and by far the most effective purveyors of Jewish education are full-time Jewish schools.

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Shedding Light on Jewish Education

The longer I work in that corner of the world where philanthropy and education intersect, the more persuaded I have become of the wisdom that we should not aspire to predict the future; we should invent it.

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The Collective Jewish Conversation

What is the Jewish collective agenda today and how and where is it to be discussed in the age of Jewish diversity?

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Is an Emphasis on Education Harming the Jewish Population?

Is an Emphasis on Education Harming the Jewish Population? | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

With the notion of Jewish identity now tied directly to literacy by the surviving Pharisaic rabbis of the Talmud, raising one's children as Jews required a substantial investment in Jewish education.

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Using latest technology to train rabbis

Using latest technology to train rabbis | Jewish Education | Scoop.it
Jewish Scene: Employing use of cutting edge video conferencing, online forums and private discussion board, innovative program has ordained doctors, lawyers, chaplains and other working professionals in past two years...
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Striving For Accessible And Relevant Jewish Education

Striving For Accessible And Relevant Jewish Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

Longstanding models of Jewish supplementary and weekend education programs are being challenged by enormous shifts in interests, availability and ways of acquiring knowledge, and the changing nature of the Jewish family.

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Who Are We Educating Today?

Who Are We Educating Today? | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

The days are numbered...when most Jews will light Channukah candles because “it’s tradition” or support Israel because it’s our homeland.

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It’s All About Education

It’s All About Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

The past half century of Jewish experience has taught that education is the key to ideological success. Whichever group controls the schools wins the hearts of succeeding generation.

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The first Jewish liberal arts college, to save Israel’s soul

The first Jewish liberal arts college, to save Israel’s soul | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

The Jewish state needs a Yavneh for our time – a great academy filled with wise men and women who can revitalize Zionist discourse.

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The Chain of Tradition in Jewish Education

The Chain of Tradition in Jewish Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

All too often, Jewish education lacks the ability to make nimble adjustments based on changes in our North American culture.

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Jewish Education & Technology: New Models Abound

Jewish Education & Technology: New Models Abound | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

There has been much innovation over the last several decades, and the religious school of this generation is new, vibrant, and robust in many ways. New models abound everywhere!

 

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Unprecedented Opportunity: The Future of Reform Jewish Education

Unprecedented Opportunity: The Future of Reform Jewish Education | Jewish Education | Scoop.it

Jewish education must ultimately be “generative – inspiring Jews to create and support vibrant Jewish communities that sustain Jewish life.”

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