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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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.
Model Adaptation
Community Synagogue of Rye (CSR), NY. Learners in 5th-7th grade meet weekly with a moreh derech (guide/teacher) in each other’s homes to explore Jewish answers to everyday questions. The model includes Family Limmud monthly.
Model Adaptation
One of the successes of J-Life is that it continues to build community among parents. Most of the learners who started in kindergarten have stayed to continue going on to the upper grades. Parents express that they have a lot of fun participating in J-Life and that they enjoy coming to these experiences.
Model Adaptation
Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn, NY. Shabbat Family Study for 3rd-7th graders and their families is an innovative way to get families to learn, eat and pray together 10 times a year.
Model Adaptation
Temple Israel of the City of NY. Blended learning for 4-6th graders, onsite one day a week and in a virtual classroom using Shalom Learning curriculum and Torah Aura Hebrew packet one day a week.
Model Adaptation
Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, D.C. WHC Mobile is an 8th/9th grade innovative educational model that includes weekend and weekday learning opportunities with three main components: retreats, hands-on learning and special events.
Educator Spotlight
Maddi creates personalized learning experiences for her students using educational technology.