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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Site Visit Journal
Hear how Beth El Synagogue Nursery School's leadership and staff have transformed their school into the play-based Reggio-inspired center that they have become. Read inspiring wisdom from the school's director, Ronni Becher and three teachers representing their 2, 3, and 4-year old programs.
Podcast
Welcome to the Thought Experiment Podcast, an exploration of fresh ideas and active minds in the world of Jewish Education, with Malka Fleischmann, our Director of Knowledge and Ideas at The Jewish Education Project. Our podcast is just launching and we are excited to begin by sharing conversations with some of our incredible speakers at our upcoming Jewish Futures Conference.
Resource Guide
The Facilitator’s Guide (Sections One and Two) and Resources were developed as part of our collective commitment to both set the standard and enrich the training across the Jewish teen engagement landscape. In addition to the guides, you'll have access to Jewish sources, certified trainers, and national and regional Mental Health support and providers.
Resource Guide
Explore our evergreen resource guide that is being developed by our Early Childhood and Family Engagement Team. It is in support of and will grow in response to our work and programs around Creativity and The Arts in Early Childhood.
Site Visit Journal
The Jewish Museum provided us with the perfect setting to explore how early childhood educators might use art and artifacts in their classrooms differently. We invite you to explore our Site Visit Journal to learn more and connect to resources for further study.
Webinar
The Jewish Education Project is partnering with OHEL Family Services, Shalom TaskForce, and SOVRI to bring resources, including this webinar, directly to parents and families, addressing Safety in Relationships and The Role of Technology.
Resource Guide
You will find a number of key resources from The Why and How of Thriving in Jewish Education retreat that was held May 28-30, 2019, including documents from our three hands-on learning experts.
Model Adaptation
Mensch-ify is an alternative learning program that is held twice a month at Congregation Or Ami for families with children in Pre-K to 6th grade. It is a developmentally appropriate program, built upon the parent-child co-learning experience, that combines stories, songs, art, movement, and play to provide Jewish families with the tools they need to live a Jewish life that works for them.
Webinar
Explore the opportunities and challenges of working with today’s parents of teens. Understand how they were raised and how they relate to their children.