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2017 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Rising Jewish Educators from Across the Country
Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2017 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize breakfast event. The year’s cohort includes practitioners working in a variety of settings, from synagogue to summer camp and beyond, all dedicated to making a difference in the field of Jewish education
Publication Year: Nov. 13, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: December 7, 2017
Planning Grant for Hebrew Language Education
CASJE is undertaking a planning process to explore questions with greatest promise for helping to build the Hebrew language education field. This planning process—supported by The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, The AVI CHAI Foundation, and Jim Joseph Foundation—builds on CASJE’s previously commissioned reviews of research that can inform the teaching and learning of Hebrew.
Publication Year: November 15, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 27, 2017
Jim Joseph Foundation Invests More than $23.7 Million in Jewish Educator Professional Development and in Leadership Development in Jewish Education
The Jim Joseph Foundation today announced a $23.7 million cumulative investment in 21 organizations following a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to address two critical areas in Jewish education: Educator Professional Development and Leadership Development. The Foundation, which fosters compelling, effective Jewish learning experiences for young Jews in the United States, received 154 Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) following the RFP’s release in April. The grant periods begin now and will continue into 2020 and 2021.
Publication Year: October 23, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 9, 2017
Survey Highlights Staggering Price of Jewish Education
Nishma, a one-year-old sociological and market research firm, published a new study titled “The Nishma Profile of American Modern Orthodox Jews.” While the survey attempts to present an objective view of the Modern Orthodox community’s thoughts on religious life, the results provide instructive, and perhaps unintended, information about the respondents’ financial, rather than social or religious, concerns. Some observers have sought to focus on the answers it gives to potentially divisive questions about women in Orthodoxy, referring specifically to the “schism” about women serving as rabbis. However, the starker results of the survey reach a conclusion that, by far, unites all factions of the Modern Orthodox community. That concern is, in fact, how to support children and pay tuition for them to attend Jewish schools, how to keep kosher in a world with increasingly rising costs, and how to survive in increasingly expensive neighborhoods.
Publication Year: October 3, 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: October 30, 2017
How Day School Teachers Perceive Their Working Conditions: A National Study
Induction and mentoring are widely considered in the United States and in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries as a basic universal and critical intervention for a successful launch of new teachers. Based on an expanded set of survey data, this article focuses on how Jewish day schools offer professional support and learning opportunities from the head of school, the administration, colleagues, parents, and the school community and how useful teachers perceive these resources to be.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: August 9, 2017
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