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Aug 23, 2019
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David Bryfman
David Bryfman, CEO of The Jewish Education Project, writes about the importance of family involvement in Jewish education.
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
By
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
By
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
By
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
By
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...
Apr 25, 2016
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David Bryfman, Chief Innovation Officer
This year my wife and I decided to send Jonah, our six-and-a-half year old, to Jewish day school. As an atheist Jewish educator, I knew what to expect in the classroom and from the school. The conversations during the commute to school, on the other...
Apr 19, 2016
By
David Bryfman, Chief Innovation Officer
Originally published on eJewishPhilanthropy Unveiling new research that offers 14 outcomes Jewish teen initiatives can strive to achieve Part 1 of 2 As the field of Jewish education evolves, more funders, organizations, practitioners, and families...
Mar 2, 2016
By
Yonah Kirschner
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Purim might be “Costumes!” but what really makes the holiday unique on the Jewish calendar is the custom of putting on the special Purim play (shpiel in Yiddish). Going back centuries, the often...