Take It in Three

The following article is reprinted from the first issue of Gleanings, an eJournal run by the Davidson School that explores issues in Jewish education.   GLEANINGS Dialogue on Jewish Education from The Davidson School Issue 1, Winter 2014 Take It in Three By Rachel Meytin Judaism has  a lot of threes: three moments of daily prayer, … Continue Reading

From Chair Pose to Congregational School Poised for Change

The following article is reprinted from the first issue of Gleanings, an eJournal run by the Davidson School that explores issues in Jewish education and draws on perspectives from emerging and veteran educators.   GLEANINGS Dialogue on Jewish Education from The Davidson School Issue 1, Winter 2014 From Chair Pose to Congregational School Poised for Change … Continue Reading

Take the EJE Challenge! (It’s Not What You Think)

The following article is reprinted from the first issue of Gleanings, an eJournal run by the Davidson School that explores issues in Jewish education. This journal slices across the various settings/denominations of Jewish education, and draws on perspectives that span the perspectives of emerging and veteran educators.   GLEANINGS Dialogue on Jewish Education from The Davidson … Continue Reading

Hits & Misses: The Experiential Seder

By Zachary Lasker, Ed.D . This Pesach I decided to experiment on family and friends with a creative, experiential approach to the second night seder.  Each year my father leads a full seder on the first night, complete with rituals, the telling of the story, and engaging conversation.  This year my parents were also slated … Continue Reading

Provocative Projects: Emergent Curriculum Practices in Jewish Early Childhood Education

The following article is reprinted from our eJournal, Gleanings, which explores issues in Jewish education.  This journal slices across the various settings/denominations of Jewish education, and draws on perspectives that span across the career trajectory of the educator from emerging to veteran.   GLEANINGS Dialogue on Jewish Education from The Davidson School Issue 1, Winter 2014  … Continue Reading

All About Experiential (Jewish) Education: The Mystery Revealed

We are thrilled to share the very first edition of our eJournal, Gleanings, which explores issues in Jewish education.  This journal slices across the various settings/denominations of Jewish education, and draws on perspectives that span across the career trajectory of the educator from emerging to veteran.   GLEANINGS Dialogue on Jewish Education from The Davidson School … Continue Reading

Chanukah, Eight Crazy Nights for Jewish Experiential Education

Originally posted at The Avi Chai Foundation Blog By Mark S. Young “Chanukah is the Festival of Lights; instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.” Most of us are familiar with Adam Sandler’s comedic songs of the 1990′s. They made us laugh and, in my experience, gave young Jews a reason … Continue Reading

Prompt: Jewish Education: From Survive to Thrive

Download this White Paper as a PDF Writer: Maya Bernstein Why are innovations in Jewish education so critical? To reframe the question: if we believe that a Jewish education has something to offer our own community, and that individuals granted this education have something important to offer society at large, isn’t it our most important … Continue Reading

Guest Post by Nancy Parkes

Change is hard. It takes time, patience, a lot of soul searching, and a community that is willing to take risks. It also takes some hand holding. I’m not sure anyone really tells you that when you first start any change project. Maybe they tell you that change is “necessary” if you want to stay … Continue Reading

Guest Post by Sarah Attermann

When I was first approached to become a member of the Ramah Service Corps and create “Ramah style” programs to implement in the synagogue setting, I was thrilled. I would be given the opportunity to bring the magic of Ramah to others through experiences and activities often found only at camp. To me, Ramah has … Continue Reading