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1   |   From section Conferences & Events
PCJE Conference: Cultivating the Whole Child through a Jewish Lens
As Jewish educators, we are called upon to teach texts and content, inculcate skills and model Jewish values, all while inspiring students to embrace a Jewish life that has contemporary meaning and purpose. As 21st-century guides, we are tasked with developing moral character, nurturing spirituality, fostering healthy relationships, building resilience and cultivating independence. How do we balance these roles and determine our priorities? Is there a deeper understanding of Jewish text that could provide direction? Are there new findings in education that offer guidance? What skills and insights do we need to keep sharpening? What will excellence in Jewish education look like in the next 5-10 years? At the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators November 2017 conference (November 5-7, 2017), Cultivating the Whole Child Through a Jewish Lens – for PCJE alumni and their colleagues – we will explore these and other questions in a warm, spirited environment of collegiality and openness. We will learn together, reflect on our work and challenges, and share ideas and best practices.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 19, 2017
2   |   From section In-Service Training
Annual Yeshiva Day School Day of Learning: Creating a Thriving Environment
The theme of the 2017 Jewish Education Project conference is Creating a Thriving Environment in Day School Education: What does it take in today's world to ensure that the children we are responsible for make steady progress in their Jewish and secular learning and living, and flourish as self-aware and healthy individuals? Join hundreds of Jewish day school teachers and leaders at the Manhattan Day School on November 7, 2017 to unpack skills, strategies, and brainstorm new ideas that will transform your school and classroom into an environment where children thrive.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 18, 2017
3   |   From section Informal Education
Moot Beit Din Goes Virtual
Moot Beit Din provides high school students with a firsthand look at the inner workings of the Jewish legal system and helps them hone their critical thinking skills by applying the ancient wisdom of Halakhah (Jewish law) to some of the most significant ethical issues of our time. Student teams are assigned a topic and collaborate to craft a written decision and oral argument based on rabbinic sources. The 2018 Moot Beit Din will be a virtual competition, with teams submitting written decisions and video recordings of their oral arguments to a panel of distinguished judges. There will also be a Q & A component in which teams pose and respond to questions about each other's oral arguments on a digital platform.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 25, 2017
4   |   From section Teacher Education
Request for Proposals – Bringing Ayeka Soulful Education to Jewish Day Schools
Author . Ayeka
The AVI CHAI, Kohelet, and Mayberg Foundations are excited to announce their sponsorship of a 2-year partnership with Ayeka and four select Jewish day schools, beginning January, 2018. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit requests from Jewish day school leadership who are interested in transforming their school’s Judaic Studies faculty through Soulful Education training by Ayeka professional staff.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 3, 2017
5   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
This Jewish Day School Built an R&D Lab
In many ways, Jewish education has remained unchanged for centuries. Students and teachers read texts together, and then they analyze them. But the 21st century has become an age of an unprecedented amount of information, all downloadable in seconds. In just a few decades, it’s already changed the way we think and absorb the world. Eliezer Jones, the new head of school at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School in Chicago, believes that education needs to evolve to accommodate those changes. “In general,” he said, “educators need to teach skills to children so they will be more flexible when they leave school. They’re living in a global world. Kids are connected everywhere. They need the skills to navigate that.”
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 3, 2017
6   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Praying to the Wrong God? An Old/New Approach to Tefillah Education
Author Rafi Eis
Most Jewish educators feel frustrated by their inability to help their students appreciate the transformative power of tefillah—and not for lack of trying. Numerous books try to explain the tefillot and new siddurim are published every year with original commentaries and insights. Every Jewish educational organization has a tefillah program for schools to implement. Many schools provide multiple prayer service options with varied style and pace. In addition to the minyan that replicates a standard synagogue experience, schools offer explanatory prayer services and services with singing, meditation, discussion and reflection. The numerous options also create additional leadership opportunities for students.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 3, 2017
7   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Jewish Educational Leadership. Fall, 2017 – Tefillah
Ever since the institution of formalized prayer there has been anxiety about the impact of that decision. “When one makes his prayer fixed it is no longer a supplication” (Mishnah Berakhot 4:4). The implications are educational as well as theological. Educating to the formal structures of tefillah functions as an important gateway to socializing the student into an adult community of Jewish prayer, but the more we focus on that important element the more we constrain the individual expression and the internal prayerful experience. In the contemporary educational scene, this dichotomy often expresses itself as a lens of the school’s halakhic orientation. Read more about tefillah, in this issue of Jewish Educational Leadership.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 3, 2017
8   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
The Student Voice in Designing a Jewish Studies High School Curriculum: A Case Study
Author Eli Kohn
In January 2012, a team of curriculum specialists based at Bar Ilan University in Israel were approached by a Jewish day school in Australia to design a new Jewish Studies curriculum for its school. The mandate was to design a curriculum model from first-steps that would form the basis for the new curriculum. This article demonstrates how combining elements of Fullan's ideas about school partnerships with Schwab's 'commonplaces' concepts can best meet the needs of the school's specific population and ethos.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 6, 2017
9   |   From section Formal Education
Sinai Schools to Hit Riverdale
The Sinai Schools, a network of Jewish special education institutions that began in 1982 with three students at one site in New Jersey and has grown to six locations with 150 students in the state, will establish its first branch in New York City next year. Sinai has announced that it will open a “school within a school” at the SAR Academy in the Riverdale section of the Bronx beginning in September 2018. Aura Lurie, who has served as a teacher for more than a decade in the SAR Academy “inclusion” special education program, will be director of the Sinai pilot program at SAR.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 6, 2017
10   |   From section Learning Resources
Lehavin U’lehaskil: A Curriculum That Trains our Students to Become Independent Readers of Tanach
A comprehensive program called Lehavin U’Lehaskil (To Understand and Discern) has been developed to help students gain a mastery of the Hebrew Tanach text. It focuses on providing teachers a systematic approach to teach our students how to learn Tanach independently in the original Hebrew text. It empowers children by teaching them the skills needed to become confident, independent learners of Tanach, through decoding and translating words, phrases and verses from the Biblical text. This curriculum provides standards and assessments, and a clear, organized, systematic approach to teach the children skills, high frequency words and sharashim (verb roots). Workbooks, Teacher Editions, digital versions, and various manipulatives are used to slowly teach – step by step – all the skills needed so that all children – on any level – can achieve mastery of the language of Tanach.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 5, 2017
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