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Posted on June 21st, 2016


The Network on Research in Jewish Education is an important voice in our Jewish educational community.

Jewish Educators Learn at Beit T’shuvah

Posted on May 12th, 2014

Jewish Educators Learn at Beit T’shuvah

Beit T’Shuvah and the Leadership Institute, a former joint initiative of the NYSOE of HUC-JIR and the Davidson School at JTS, funded by the UJA Federation of NY, joined together this April for the inaugural training program for Addiction First Responders, a course created by Beit T’Shuvah’s Elaine Breslow Addiction Institute to train first responders in the community.

All You Need is Love… And a Rubric

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

All You Need is Love… And a Rubric

by Melissa Werbow and Yael Silk Do your kids love Jewish learning? How do you know? What does it look like? Imagine a world in which religious schools don’t just work toward goals like inspiring a love of Jewish learning, but also assess their classrooms to determine if they are achieving their goals.

A Response to Paul Steinberg’s The Redemption of Hebrew School Redux

Posted on June 11th, 2013

by Michelle Shapiro Abraham, MAJE From the first moment that we read “And God spoke and the world came to be,” we Jews have known the power of language. As it was with the creation of the world, so too it is with Jewish Education – we need a language to explain, define and push […]

Playing Wheelchair: Kids Keep It Simple, Why Can’t We?

Posted on April 4th, 2013

Like most parents, I have a lot of funny stories about my kids. I also have things I’d like to brag about, some frustrating stories, a few sad stories and a handful of stories about those “aha” moments. But every once in a while, there is a story that is the complete and seamless merge […]

100 Jewish Professionals Walk Into a Church

Posted on February 28th, 2013

As 130 of us – educators, clergy, and lay leaders who work with Jewish youth – walked into the service, we were struck by church members who warmly greeted us outside on the sidewalk. This seemed like a no-brainer for creating a welcoming atmosphere until I put it into context for my own congregation in […]