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1   |   From section Trends in Jewish Education
Theories of Transformative Learning in Jewish Education: Three Cases
We frequently encounter the claim that a particular Jewish educational experience will be “transformative” for the participants. The language may be hyperbole. But it may also point to educators’ aspirations to affect not just knowledge and practice but character and identity. In order to understand this phenomenon—not the phenomenon of the use of the language of transformation, per se, but the phenomenon of aspirational Jewish educational programs—this article develops three case studies (Encounter, the Bronfman Fellowship, and the Wexner Heritage Program).
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: September 18, 2017
2   |   From section Adult Education
How a Jewish Learning Program Surprised Me
When our synagogue, Bet Torah in Mt. Kisco, NY, announced a learning project with Project Zug, an online-based paired learning platform powered by Mechon Hadar, I really had no idea what to expect. We have had many adult education programs over the years, but nothing that was as self-directed as this looked to be. It was to be spread out over more than ten weeks and required significant amounts of discipline.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: August 9, 2017
3   |   From section Education & Administration
Three Jewish Educators Making Impact and Change Receive The 2017 Covenant Award
Three outstanding Jewish educators who are taking their visions of deeply engaging Judaism and igniting them into reality - are the 2017 recipients of The Covenant Award. Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Founding Principal of SAR High School in Riverdale, NY; Meredith Englander Polsky, National Director of Institutes and Training at Matan in New York, and Developmental Support Coordinator at Temple Beth Ami Nursery School in Rockville, MD; and Dr. Jane Shapiro, Co-Founder of Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning in Skokie, IL are the recipients of the Award, which is among the highest honors in the field of Jewish education.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: June 21, 2017
4   |   From section Learning Resources
Limmud Chavruta Releases Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Resource for Shavuot 2017
Author . Limmud
The Limmud Chavruta Project is delighted to present its fourth downloadable Chavruta study materials for your Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. This year the material is on the theme of Peoplehood, and invites us to explore the relationship between choice and recognition, the diversity of Jewish identity today, and the very essence of what it means to be a people. Each source consists of one or more texts, plus some discussion questions to get the conversation flowing.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 17, 2017
5   |   From section Informal Education
Religious Change & Religious Counsel: Nurturing Growth among Women's Seminary Students
As a teacher at a women’s seminary I am very interested in the process of religious change among my students, and especially, in the role that teachers play in fostering religious change. Since one of the institutions where I teach places considerable emphasis on informal student-teacher relationships, I decided to use a case study that I had to complete as part of my Masters in Jewish Education to explore this topic further. While I learnt many things from my case study, I believe that the following lessons are worthwhile sharing.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: May 23, 2017
6   |   From section Adult Education
White Fire: The Power of Jewish Learning through the Arts
Author Jody Hirsh
This notion of multiplicity of meaning is the core inspiration of the Jewish Artists’ Laboratory of the Midwest. The lab is a network of professional Jewish artists in six cities in the Midwest – Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Chicago, and Cleveland – now in its sixth year. In each city, a group meets twice monthly to study a theme related to Jewish life, and to create works of art for an annual exhibit/showcase based on their study. The artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, fabric artists, musicians, poets, playwrights, choreographers, mixed media artists, photographers, and more.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: March 29, 2017
7   |   From section Adult Education
Adult Education: A New Frontier in the Jewish Day School Movement?
Day Schools are confronted with a particularly daunting mission. In addition to providing a rigorous dual education, they work indefatigably to inspire students religiously. At times, this mission feels Sisyphean. Our children are saturated in modern culture. Too often, turning their attention toward a Torah lifestyle is a terrifyingly daunting task. Even when our efforts appear to meet with success, students often regress to the mean. Moreover, despite their remarkable commitment to day school education, not all parents are positioned to inspire religious growth in their children. Indeed, any honest educator will confirm that this is one of the greatest challenges confronting Modern Orthodoxy. It follows, then, that to best inspire our students, we must inspire our families and communities. To thrive religiously, our children must inhabit spiritually nurturing ecosystems. In a word, schools have begun to invest in community education because it is critical to the success of their mission of educating children.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: March 29, 2017
8   |   From section Conferences & Events
Limmud FSU: from Seedlings to a Forrest
Author Dan Brown
They came from Britain and Germany; and from Albania, France and the Netherlands. Israel, Russia, Ukraine and the U.S. too. In all, almost 700 participants (representing 18 countries!) from across the generational landscape disembarked – just a short drive from Windsor Castle – for the first-ever Pan-European Limmud FSU Conference. And like the 1st events held in Los Angeles, New York and Ontario over the past decade, it was a smashing success.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: February 15, 2017
9   |   From section Education & Administration
Bridging The Academy and the Community
What would happen, I wonder, if we did a better job bridging the academy and the community, convening spaces where greater interaction rather than token interaction becomes the norm? This is what CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Leadership and Learning, is attempting with a new initiative at the University of Pennsylvania that brings rabbis and academics together to create a bridge of ideas. That’s what I’m trying to do in the arena of Jewish education with a new initiative at George Washington University: the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership. In the future we hope to develop new graduate degree programs in Jewish education, a distinguishing feature of which will be close partnerships with local and national Jewish organizations. A central tenet of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, where the Mayberg Center is housed, is engagement between researchers, educators and communities in which teaching and learning happens. We also plan to offer a certificate in Jewish literacy, aimed primarily at Jewish communal professionals, as the only “non-Jewish” university to do so. The center will convene annual conferences to tackle areas where integrating research with what’s happening in the trenches can change the way we live and work.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: February 8, 2017
10   |   From section In-Service Training
Kevah Teaching Fellowships
Author . Kevah
As Jewish professionals, we are expected to be able to teach the Torah we’ve learned – but rarely are we trained to do it well. At Kevah, we have years of experience running adult learning groups nationally, and we have developed a unique model that sees the educator as not just a content expert, but as a skilled facilitator who helps to create a "group chevruta." Transform the way you teach Jewish texts at the Kevah Teaching Fellowship in June 2017 in Berkeley, CA.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 26, 2017
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