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Oct 3, 2019
By
David Bryfman
Jewish education cannot be a place sounding only alarm bells and modeling defensive posturing, writes CEO David Bryfman.
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
By
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...
Feb 3, 2016
Originally published on Whooo's Reading It’s difficult to get through a day in 2016 without using Google for something, whether you’re lost in an unfamiliar area, chatting with a friend, or in a heated argument with a colleague about exactly which...
Jan 4, 2016
By
Yonah Kirschner
In this Educator Spotlight, Rabbi Yehoshua Lindenbaum explains how educational technology and blended learning have transformed the learning experience for his students. Rabbi Yehoshua Lindenbaum teaches 10th and 11th grade Judaic Studies (Gemara and...
Dec 31, 2012
By
Marni Thompson-Tilove
At the Carole Zaber Nursery School at The JCC in Manhattan. …but they’re still worth committing the time and energy to”, encourages Ilana Ruskay-Kidd , the Early Childhood Director of The Manhattan JCC’s preschool on the UWS. In a room full of 25...