Adapting: The Future of Jewish Education Livecast
Join us for Adapting: The Future of Jewish Education, a video Livecast with Jewish educators. Join CEO David Bryfman on Wednesdays at 2-3 PM Eastern (future dates to follow -- check back soon!) when David and a different guest/s will explore the big questions, challenges, and successes that define Jewish education. The next show is Wednesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. ET. Check back for information on guests.
If you are new to Adapting, we suggest starting out with the following episodes:
- Lighting The Way Toward A Better Future - Chanukah Episode with guests Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove and Eliana Light
- Cultivating Gratitude During Difficult Times with guests Rabbi Menachem Creditor and Heather Wolfson
- How Does Philanthropy Influence Jewish Education with guests Lisa Eisen and Yoni Kaiser-Blueth
- Race & education with guests Chava Shervington and Yoshi Silverstein
You can watch episodes live on Zoom (where you can submit questions), on jewishLIVE, or Facebook. You can listen to past episodes as podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Adapting is produced in partnership with jewishLIVE, a virtual festival for curated Jewish content and experiences.
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CREATING A+ HUMAN BEINGS: THE REAL PURPOSE OF JEWISH EDUCATION?
Dr. Bruce Powell, Dr. Erica Rothblum, Dr. Ron Wolfson, and The Jewish Education Project's Dr. David Bryfman discuss how Jewish education can help raise A+ human beings.
Fireside Chat with the 2021 Young Pioneers Awardees
Hear how innovative educators like DiCo DiColandrea, Melissa Hume, Dammara Kovnats Hall, Pamela Schuller, and Avi Siegel - recipients of the 2021 Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award - are shining a light beyond the pandemic.
Esther and Vashti - Heroines of the Purim Story with Dr. Erica Brown
Dr. Erica Brown of The George Washington University discusses Esther and Vashti, dual heroines of the Purim story, and what we can learn about honoring the heroism of Jewish educators today.
Lisa Eisen of Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and Yoni Kaiser-Blueth of The Marcus Foundation join for a conversation on Jewish education, engagement, and philanthropy.
Lighting The Way Toward A Better Future - Chanukah Episode with Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove and Eliana Light
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove of Park Avenue Synagogue and Eliana Light, Jewish educator and musician, join for a conversation about finding and spreading light and the role Jewish education plays in restoring the spark to our communities.
Rabbi Menachem Creditor and Heather Wolfson join for a conversation about the central role that Jewish education plays in cultivating gratitude in challenging times.
Jewish Education and the Ballot Box - Aaron Dorfman and Tamara Tweel
Aaron Dorfman of Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Dr. Tamara Mann Tweel of The Teagle Foundation discuss Jewish Education and Civic Education.
Jewish Education: Socially Distant, Spiritually Together - Rabbi Deborah Bravo and Rabbi Charles Savenor
Rabbi Deborah Bravo and Rabbi Charles Savenor discuss how they and other Jewish educational leaders are creating engaging Jewish educational experiences during this unique period in Jewish history.
Lessons learned and bold predictions: fall's re-entry into jewish education
In this behind the scenes conversation with The Jewish Education Project professionals, David Bryfman, Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith, Sasha Kopp, and Rebecca Ruberg, discuss how Jewish education has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Day Schools at a crossroads
Paul Bernstein, CEO of Prizmah, and Amanda Pogany, Head of School at Luria Academy of Brooklyn, join David Bryfman for a discussion about day schools' response to COVID-19.
Genz: reshaping jewish life
David Bryfman and Jodie Goldberg of The Jewish Education Project speak with Gen Z Jewish teens Abe Baker-Butler, Alyx Bernstein, Sydney Greene, and Julie Levey.
Complexity, Conflicts, and Connections: Adapting in Israel Education
David Bryfman speaks about Israel education with Dr. Rachel Fish, a historian and educator of Zionist thought and Israeli history and society, Robbie Gringras, an educator, performer, and writer, and Anne Lanski, founding CEO of The iCenter.
Adapting: PIONEERING DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES with the 2020 robert m. sherman young pioneers award recipients
Lauren Belferder, Carly Namdar, Dina Newman, and Phreddy Nosanwisch, - recipients of The Jewish Education Project's 2020 Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award- discuss their careers in Jewish education and how they have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adapting: surviving or thriving? jewish education's "new normal" with saul kaiserman
Saul Kaiserman, Director of Lifelong Learning for Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York and a Board Member of The Jewish Education Project, discusses how Hebrew Schools and Jewish Supplementary schools will look different after the Coronavirus pandemic.
Chava Shervington, board member and past president of the Jewish Multiracial Network, and Yoshi Silverstein is the founder and executive director of Mitsui Collective, discuss race and racism in Jewish education.
Adapting: Miriam heller stern with david bryfman
Dr. Miriam Heller Stern is National Director of the School of Education and Associate Professor at HUC-JIR, joins for a conversation about the role of education, the value of Hebrew schools, and more.
Adapting: Julie finkelstein with david bryfman
Julie Finkelstein, Director of Leadership Development at Foundation for Jewish Camp, speaks about how Jewish camps are preparing for the summer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adapting: Meredith Lewis with david bryfman
Meredith Lewis, Director of Content, Education, and Family Experience for PJ Library in North America, discusses how PJ Library engages Jewish families.
Adapting: maya Bernstein with david bryfman
Maya Bernstein, the co-founder of UpStart and co-director of Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership's Certificate in Facilitation, discusses adaptive leadership and Jewish education.
BONUS EPISODES FROM SPRING 2020
- Micol Zimmerman Burkeman: Contact Before Content
- Gabe Miner: The Power of Camp, Jewish Life in Modern Poland, and More
- Carly Orshan: Helping Teens Grow and Thrive in the World
- Yoni Colman: Jewish Culture as Cholent and Thoughts on a Post COVID-19 World
- Elizabeth Zeller: We Don’t Have to Accept the Way Things Were
- Robin Moss: Jewish Life in the United Kingdom, Zionism, and the Importance of Hebrew
- Daniel Held: Canadian Jewish Life and the importance of high impact Jewish experiences
Micol Zimmerman Burkeman, Recruitment and Leadership Development Associate at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, discusses the importance of creating and sustaining relationships in Jewish education and Jewish education as a way to promote thriving.
Gabe Miner, a veteran Jewish educator discusses Jewish camp, his experience living and working as a Jewish educator in Poland, his Virtual Seder Project, and the future of Yiddish.
Carly Orshan, Director of the Teen Department at the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education in Miami, discusses how programming has shifted – and will continue to evolve – based on the needs of teens and our current climate.
Yoni Colman, Director of Leadership Development for NCSY, discuses his work with NCSY all over North America, and what we can learn as we begin to emerge from coronavirus.
Rabbi Elizabeth Zeller discusses self-identity, intellectual growth and how her job as a congregational rabbi has changed because of coronavirus.
Robin Moss, director of strategy at UJIA in England, joins for a conversation about Jewish life outside the United States, Jewish life in the UK, and Israel diaspora relations.
Daniel Held, Executive Director of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, discusses Jewish life in Canada, the importance of multiple high impact Jewish experiences, day school affordability, and the future of Jewish education after Coronavirus.