Resources & Research

The Jewish Education Project is actively tracking trends and opportunities related to educational innovation. We have also learned a great deal from our previous projects and gleaned significant insights and resources that we are sharing here. Through curated resources and original research, we help educators and Jewish communal leaders better understand – and more effectively address – how to adapt models, respond to new research, and hold onto the best of what we have already re-imagined. You can browse or sort through our resources below and you will find them spread throughout our site, labeled Related Resources.
 

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Resource Guide
This Resource Guide includes articles, teaching resources, videos, and websites that have been selected in tandem with our 2019 Jewish Futures Conference 2019.
Research
Our new report, GenZ Now: Understanding and Connecting with Jewish Teens Today, is now available for download. The survey responses of 17,576 Jewish teens provides a heretofore unprecedented understanding into who these teens are, what they care about and want, and what the Jewish community can do to enhance their lives as people, and as Jews.
Video
How can we deepen our students' exposure to the arts and how can we do so in a rich and meaningful way? What is the connection between neuroscience and the arts and how might that influence how we incorporate the arts into our programs or argue for them in our budgets? How does an Arts-based Jewish educational model differ from wonderful but episodic Arts-based experiences?
Model
Chavurah is an educational model that comes in many shapes and sizes and we have a whole new way for Jewish educators and leaders to lean about it! Explore 14 different Pedagogic and Structural elements of Chavurah through our interactive 3 part Graphic Novel.
Resource Guide
This Resource Guide is being built in support of and will grow in response to our 2018 Jewish Futures Conference: Power to the People. We hope you will let us know how you use these resources in the weeks and months ahead. 
Resource Guide
This Resource Guide is being built in support of and will grow in response to the tragedy at Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh.
Resource Guide
The resource guide is being built in support of our work around Thriving. As one of a number of educational institutions thinking deeply about this potential paradigm shift, we have responded to many requests about what to read, watch and listen to... and where to start.
Webinar
A Jewish Futures Post-Conference Webinar with Ariel Burger. Building on his talk at the Jewish Futures Conference, and inspired by the legacy of his teacher Elie Wiesel, author and educator Ariel Burger shares ten unique and counter-cultural suggestions for teaching with spiritual efficacy in troubled times.
Webinar
Through individual and collaborative play indoors and out, we can engage children’s curiosity about light and darkness, one of the big themes of Chanukah. This webinar showcases new ideas for educators to use natural materials and art to enhance interdisciplinary play and integrate Jewish topics from the Torah such as creation and Chanukah.