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 have gleaned significant insights and resources that are valuable to share. 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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Educational Technology
How do we help our students understand the meaning of baseless hatred and how to prevent it?
Model Adaptation
Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY. In Havurat Torah each semester teens choose one va’adot (action committee), identify a real life challenge, and build a project-based learning initiative around it.
Model Adaptation
Congregation Emanu-El of NYC. 8th graders explore different ways of doing social justice including fundraising and philanthropy, community organizing and advocacy as well as the Jewish context for these approaches. They volunteer throughout the year.
Model Adaptation
Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley (TEPV), Woodcliff Lake, NJ. This online, opt-in, home-based learning model for 7th-9th graders is a partnership with JETS Israel (Jerusalem EdTech Solutions).
Model Adaptation
Peninsula Temple Beth El (PTBE), San Mateo, CA. Families in small groups with similar age kids begin learning together, move into separate groups for parallel study and then come back together for a family activity followed by participation in Shabbat worship.
Model Adaptation
Mayim, our initial example of "Additional" Models, could be placed in a Multi-aged, Project-Based Learning, or Experiential Learning bucket. Mayim is a K-5 learning community in which depth of relationships and depth of learning are intentionally fostered and visible everywhere.
Model Adaptation
Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Plandome, NY. Students come together once a month on a Friday evening and once on a Saturday morning to explore Torah through: technology, art, drama, teva (nature), and pop culture.
Model Adaptation
Temple Israel Center White Plains, NY. This model encourages full-time educators to go beyond the classroom by engaging learners at the synagogue, in their homes, as well as, in the community.
Research
Research and presentations by staff and consultants of the Jewish Education Project at the Network for Research in Jewish Education.