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.

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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.
Site Visit Journal
Wonder of Learning was an exhibition of the infant-toddler centers and preschools of the Istituzione Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We are including this amazing exhibition and these resources as part of our Site Visits since we led four different guided educator trips there in 2015.
Resource Guide
As you move from prototype to pilot to model, the Four Change Boosters will help you (1) collect and utilize data; (2) tap into the power of social connectors to build stronger relationships; (3) better communicate your story and listen to ideas of your stakeholders; and (4) reflect on what you have learned and consider how to build on your experience.  
Site Visit Journal
This Site Visit Journal will help you understand one particular community's approach through the eyes of their educational leaders. To delve deeper into this innovative approach, be sure to check-out our Resource Guide, linked on the right and at the end of this page. Mid Island Y JCC, Plainview, NY Nature-based LearningOctober 2012; Update 2016Rhya Jerrold, School Director