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Dec 11, 2018
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The Jewish Education Project
New role to begin July 1; follows extensive national search to succeed Robert Sherman
Jun 6, 2016
By
Tatyana Dvorkin
Photo credit: Jeff Peterson via Flickr One of the most common questions we get from teachers who are just starting to use more technology in their classrooms is “How can I keep students on task?” The question is certainly not new. It’s something...
Jun 3, 2016
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Micol Zimmerman Burkeman
“Mommy! Mommy! Look, a goat! A silver goat!” I’m sitting at a traffic light, annoyed at the large truck in front of me that caused me to miss the green light in the first place, and only barely hearing my daughter trying to get my attention. “Look,...
Jun 2, 2016
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Shariee Calderone
For about a year now several early childhood directors and teacher leaders involved in The Jewish Education Project’s Project LEAD initiative have been pushing themselves to spread innovative practices more widely throughout their school. The end...
Jun 2, 2016
By
Abby Knopp, Chief Operating Officer
I love reading the poems on New York City subway trains. When I’m standing in the right position so my view isn’t blocked and I’m not using all my energy to avoid overzealous commuters, I read the poems. For the uninitiated, New York City’s...
May 13, 2016
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Bryna Leider
“Innovation” is a really strange word. It’s jargony and clichéd. It’s also still a little bit exciting. It dangles the possibility of things that are better ahead—of hope and billion dollar ideas. In the context of education, after we immediately...
May 3, 2016
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Sara Shapiro-Plevan
I used to count everything. I’d sit in synagogue and count the panes in the stained glass windows, the lights on the yahrzeit board, and the steps to the bema. I couldn’t stop. I’d count the steps from my room to the front door and the links on my...
May 3, 2016
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David Bryfman, Chief Innovation Officer
Originally published on eJewishPhilanthropy And Other Interesting Findings in Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teens Today Part 2 of 2 [ Part 1 – Generation Now: Understanding and Engaging Jewish Teens Today – can be found here . ]...
May 1, 2016
By
Les Skolnik
High school was very challenging for me. I have a learning disability and while many of my peers took honors classes and easily earned straight A’s, I worked and struggled for every B and B+ that I earned in my mainstream classes. But I worked hard...
Apr 28, 2016
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Adam Simon
In 1998, my wife and I hosted our first Passover Seder . It was a disaster. We were short on plates. The food was either burnt, cold or both. We left out major sections of the Haggadah and confused our guests. Despite, or because of these failings,...
Apr 27, 2016
By
Susan Remick Topek
"When I give you my time, I’m giving you a portion of my life…” -Anonymous It’s spring, a time of renewal and reflection. We contemplate where we’ve been and where we’re headed. How was my time spent? Was it spent well? As a young mother I moved from...